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  • Incorporates several choice period-correct upgrades including stainless rims, spokes and exhaust
  • Fitted with modern electronic ignition to aid starting and smooth running
  • Mechanical refresh carried out by the vendor
  • Presented in smart, usable condition with no signs of notable wear

The Appeal

With their flat-twin four-stroke engines, five-speed gearboxes and shaft drive, BMW’s R100 models were leagues ahead of the competition. Today, these bikes are some of the few half-century-old machines still capable of comfortable long-distance touring and even daily riding. 
This 1977 R100S incorporates several sensible upgrades while maintaining its original appearance and character. The previous keeper had performed regular servicing, but, due to ill health, the bike remained unridden for some time. Therefore, the vendor has carried out a mechanical refresh, ensuring it’s running and riding well. The BMW is ready to use without road tax or MOT required, making it a very appealing proposition.

The History and Paperwork

  • Exempt from road tax and MOT testing
  • UK-supplied
  • Six former registered keepers
  • When the vendor purchased the bike, it had been confined to a garage for nearly twenty years although the previous owner had performed regular servicing 
  • The service book is present but it remains unstamped
  • The vendor supplies a selection of old MOT certificates from the 1970s and ‘80s and most recently 2018 as well as some older invoices

The Condition

  • Original and smart for a motorcycle of this vintage
  • Stainless steel rims and spokes fitted during previous ownership
  • The frame shows age-commensurate wear, with touched-in paint work but no structural damage or corrosion apparent
  • The paint and plastic are in very good condition for an unrestored bike
  • The vendor advises that the inside of the fairing has been painted red at some point which is evident upon very close examination
  • The BMW dash clock is present but non-functional
  • The original BMW hard case plastic touring panniers are present and in good condition inside and out 
  • The seat upholstery presents well with minimal signs of wear
  • The grips and foot pegs show some signs of wear commensurate with age but remain eminently usable

The Mechanics 

  • 980 cc four-stroke flat-twin
  • Five-speed gearbox
  • 'S' model with 40 mm Bing carburettors fitted
  • Shaft drive
  • Stainless steel exhaust system fitted
  • Equipped with electronic ignition - the only mechanical upgrade/modification according to the vendor
  • Due to lack of use prior to the vendor’s purchase, many of the engine seals and gaskets were dried out, in particular the push rod seals and sump - these have been replaced along with a new timing chain and one cam follower which was showing signs of minor pitting
  • The front brake hoses have been replaced however it retains the original master cylinder mounted under the tank 
  • The vendor reports that the brakes are not especially effective - suggesting the master cylinder be replaced with a bar-mounted item along with the fitment of new pads
  • We’re advised that the forks are slightly clunky and would be next on the list for a service
  • The engine reportedly starts on the button and rides well
  • The gear change is reportedly smooth, the engine runs well and the shaft drive operates correctly

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1977
  • Make BMW
  • Model R1000S
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 33,382 Miles
  • Engine size 980
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Selkirk
  • Location Scotland
  • Country United Kingdom

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