market dynamics
BMW R100GS, have you seen it?
Release date:2021.10.20

BMW has made great efforts in GS series: R65GS, R80GS, R100GS, R1100GS, R1150GS, R1200GS, F650GS, F800GS and F700GS. Up to now, nine models of GS series have sold nearly one million units worldwide. It is no exaggeration to say that GS is inspiring the all-terrain motorcycle market! Today we take a look at the "GS" 30 years ago, the R100GS was born in 1987

Six years after the launch of R80 G/S, IN 1987, BMW launched the second generation OF GS series model R100GS, which once again became the world's most powerful tension model with displacement, size and power. The "/" in the name was also dropped from this model

Although named the R100GS, it was of course not a 100 displacement, but a super cooled 980cc horizontally opposed Boxer oil-cooled engine with a maximum output of about 60 HP /6500rpm and 76Nm/3750rpm torque. The ready weight was over 210kg and the height of the seat was 850mm, making it a big and heavy motorcycle for its time

The braking configuration at the time was: 225mm stroke telescopic front fork, 180mm stroke Paralever classic rear suspension. Front brakes are 285mm single disc with dual piston calipers and rear brake is drum brake. Tire specifications front 90/90-21, rear 130/80-17

In 1990, the tenth anniversary of the GS series, BMW modified the R100GS and R80GS to R100GS PD Classic, and added an adjustable fairing to the front part. In addition to the high fender in the front, additional holes were added for the low fender. This style of GS model is more powerful than before, and also became the prototype of today's GS

As competitors got better at manufacturing, it was time to upgrade the R100GS two-valve engine, which was officially replaced by the R1100GS and discontinued in 1996. However, this car is still the heart of many modification enthusiasts