1978 BMW 785cc R80/7 Registration no. UYV 732S Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
BMW's first 'R80' (nominally 800cc) model was the R80/7 introduced in 1977 as replacement for the 750cc R75/7. Like its predecessor, the R80/7 was powered by BMW's traditional air-cooled flat-twin engine coupled to low-maintenance shaft final drive transmission. Engineered to BMW's customarily high standards, the R80/7 was far from cheap, and at £1,999 cost around 40% more than Yamaha's similarly shaft-driven XS750 tourer. Bike magazine found the R80/7 possessed 'a balance of performance and ride properties (that) can produce a versatility based on excellent rather than average capability in every department.'This R80/7 carries a tax disc that expired in October 2002; almost certainly not used since then, the machine will require re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before returning to the road. There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.