Vintage and classic motorcycle blog. Documentation of a life-long two wheel passion. Tales from the workshop, period photos, brochures, event reports, rides and anything else two-wheel related. Keeps me sane whilst working at sea.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
BMW R100RS 1976
The BMW R100RS was a 1977 model year bike with production beginning late '76. This press photo is from the Sunday Express 5 November 1976. The R100RS was like no previous motorcycle, the mechanics of it were nothing new and faired bikes had been offered before but this was the first of a generation of modern sports tourers. No earlier or contemporary bike could maintain such high cruising speed in comfort and reliability and 38 years on it's still a formidable tool for rapid touring.