1988 BMW R100RS


  • Highly original and beautifully restored by a marque specialist in Los Angeles CA
  • Presented in excellent overall condition
  • Sold with US Title and registration

The Appeal

Dubbed the first ‘sports tourer’, the BMW R100RS proved that you could successfully combine comfort and performance, without compromising one for the other. It spawned a whole new genre of motorcycle and as such, has become a highly sought after classic.

Here we have a commendable original and very well presented 1989 example. Regularly serviced, reportedly riding impeccably and offered with an advisory-free MOT valid until June 2024, it’s a truly excellent example that’s undoubtedly worthy of your consideration.

The History and Paperwork

  • Service invoice from 4th August 2023 amounting to £543.69
  • Certificate of Exportation from California, USA
  • Offered with US Title and registration
  • 86,109 miles indicated
  • Californian licence plate still attached

The Condition

  • Retains its original white colour scheme with factory correct vinyls
  • Rare K100 bars and handlebar commands
  • Excellent seat upholstery, free from excessive wear
  • Twin seat with additional pegs for pillion passenger
  • Handsome alloy wheels, both appearing in excellent order
  • The fairing looks to be free from damage, as does the screen
  • Period-correct BMW panniers fitted and in lovely shape
  • No dents or corrosion evident to the fuel tank or frame
  • All instruments look to be in good working order
  • Equipped with mirrors, lights and indicators
  • Avon tyres which appear in fantastic order
  • Only light wear to the original BMW grips

The Mechanics 

  • 980 cc four-stroke horizontally opposed twin
  • Five-speed gearbox
  • All the engine casings present impeccably
  • No corrosion to the exhaust 
  • Twin disc brakes up front with a drum brake at the rear
  • Said to be running and riding very well indeed


For those seeking a supremely original and well restored R100RS, this is amongst the finest examples you’re likely to find. Imported from the dry State of California, it’s now ready to UK register and enjoy.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1988
  • Make BMW
  • Model R1000S
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 86,109 Miles
  • Engine size 980
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
10 bids from 6 bidders
  • james-c•••• £1,000 24/09/23
  • Fabio00•••• £900 24/09/23
  • james-c•••• £800 22/09/23
  • peterme•••• £700 22/09/23
  • james-c•••• £600 22/09/23
  • peterme•••• £500 22/09/23
  • whiteho•••• £400 22/09/23
  • peterme•••• £300 21/09/23
  • k15work•••• £200 21/09/23
  • lukasz-•••• £100 20/09/23

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