For Sale – 1978 BMW R100RS Motorsport. Only 28,000 miles. Ser #6183503 $6400
This appears to be a survivor motorcycle in excellent condition. I acquired this bike from a man who says he bought it from the original owner a couple of years ago. I have looked it over thoroughly and can not find any reason not to believe him.
This is the MotorSport version and it is complete with the trademark orange nose and blue seat. It also has a very factory looking passenger back pad. All the little goodies are there, including the tire pump, the frame lock, and the tool tray (with a beat-up gasket). The seat pan is in excellent condition (not rusted). The tires have good tread, are not weathered or cracked, but are old and should be replaced. The paint is very nice….possibly a 9 out of 10.
It comes with white Krauser bags with the associated period correct mounting.
All the lights work, and the engine starts right up, runs well, and does not smoke. I replaced the plugs and the old ones looked great. I have also changed the engine and trans oil.
I have many of the old receipts from the original owner, but unfortunately not all the way back to 1978.
The fairing boots have seen better days and there is a small chip in the paint on the tank. I have tried to show those in the pics.
I planned on holding on to this bike for a while, but a Ducati came by that I could not resist, so I need to sell this one. I am looking for a fairly quick sale, so I have priced it accordingly. These bikes are only original once and this one really looks great. It is a very limited edition, one of only 200 made.
The same model bike, in slightly better condition, sold on Bring a Trailer for $13,000 on May 13, 2015.
Please contact me by email with any questions and I would be happy to send any pics you request.
I have an enclosed trailer and can deliver it within a reasonable distance, but the cost for that would need to be worked out separately.
Thanks for taking a look!
Send me an email for link to pics.