1983 marked BMW's sixtieth year of manufacturing motorcycles, and I think it can be argued that with the occasion of that anniversary the airhead twin reached the pinnacle of its evolution. Offered for sale here is a great example of the R100RS, nicely exemplifying BMW's remarkable top-of-the-line two-valve twin.
For the American market BMW had to detune their 980cc engine to a compression ratio of 8.2:1, fit it with an emissions control system, and run the bikes with lean jetting in order to comply with EPA standards.
But this bike (SN 6393352), because it was produced for the European/U.K. market, is the "real deal" R100RS with 9.5 to one compression and no emissions control equipment to diminish the engine's potential.
I imported it from Germany. The bike is currently registered, inspected, and running strongly with 47,500 kilometers on the odometer (29K miles). It has a clear Massachusetts title, and I have some of its preceding German documents.
In the pictures note the original painted and pinstriped rear fender -- unique to the #571 paint scheme. Unusual, also, to see a kick-starter on this late a model.
The bike has a new, all stainless steel exhaust system from Keihan Systems in England. There is a "Brown's" side stand. Tank bag is included. Took some doing to find the tank and fairing covers...
Contact me with any questions. Additional photos can be provided.
This machine won't get you gold at the Pebble Beach concours, but it will give you a ride you'll love, and plenty of compliments along the way.