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Concours restored
1987 BMW R80G/S Paris-Dakar
Frame no. 6291881R80GS

• Iconic 1980s enduro roadster
• Restored to concours standards by recognised specialist Theo Terwel in the Netherlands
• just 7 kilometres since completion
• Old German registration papers

Strikingly finished in white with an orange seat, the R80G/S was too heavy for serious rough stuff but nevertheless excelled as a long-distance tourer, a market sector that its successors dominate to this today. Modified versions won the arduous Paris-Dakar Rally in 1981 and 1983, and to cash in on these successes BMW launched the R80G/S Paris-Dakar model, as seen here. The most striking feature of Paris-Dakar variant was its enormous, 35-litre fuel tank, while other special features included a single seat and rear luggage grid. Boasting the model's distinctive 35-litre fuel tank and orange seat.

Produced in April 1987 and first registered in May 1987, this sublime example has covered only some 7 kilometres since its last nut and bolt restoration to concours standards by recognised specialist Theo Terwel in the Netherlands. We are advised that Theo Terwel used only original BMW parts when restoring this motorbike including the engine and transmission overhaul. Other notable features include a rare original exhaust system and equally hard-to-find speedometer and rev counter. This glorious machine is offered with old German registration documents; confirmation from BMW regarding its authenticity; and photos of the professional restoration.

Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
United Kingdom
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