• Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    to be advised
  • Lot number 
    258
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

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.


Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1SR
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Bonhams Collectors’ Car department

Phone 
+44-2074685801
Fax 
+44-2074477401