About BMW R80GS
When the BMW R80G/S was first introduced in 1980, the motorcycling world did not know what to do with it. This was BMW's first dual sport motorcycle, designed to be able to handle both on-road and off-road conditions. The term dual sport is common now, but back then no one had heard of it. People started to ride it on the road and were impressed. This is because it is agile in the corners and powerful on the straights. The 798cc flat-twin boxer engine sees to this. It has a top speed of 104 mph, 50 brake horsepower, and 41 lbs. per foot of torque. In 1981, Frenchman Hubert Auriol won the Paris-Dakar Rally on a BMW R80G/S and the world started to wake up to dual sport motorcycles. It is lighter than a normal road bike from the era, plus the front wheel is larger. The suspension can handle rocks and bumps just like it handles smooth roads, thanks to its long travel. The R80G/S handles long journeys with packed saddlebags very comfortably, but if you need to go off road, it does not get stuck in a rut. Find your R80G/S machine or whatever replacement parts and accessories you need within the large inventory on eBay.