R 80 GS Paris Dakar
In 1980, the R80G/S showcased its creators' bold vision, debuting with features that upheld the conventions of the time. This pioneering path continued on its path until 1987, the year in which BMW decided to surprise the world once again by presenting its new version, the new R80GS and R100GS.
I will tell the story of the R80G/S and talk about a courageous ingenious collaboration: the introduction of the 800cc Boxer engine and the innovative single braking force that integrates the cardan transmission system. This was the first time you saw a motorcycle that had to venture off the asphalt, sliding on uneven terrain.
It was not an anchor equipped with sophisticated Telelever and Paralever technology, but the GS did not have to show its pioneering spirit. Although it could seem cumbersome and inagile, it contradicted all expectations by having an undisputed region of long journeys. His fame grew exponentially when he conquered the most feared Paris Dakar in the world, proving that he only shared the heart of a warrior.
I succeeded in the African deserts taking inspiration from the birth of a special version, the P/D (Paris/Dakar), which differed from 1984 to 1987. This special model contained a 32 liter tank, with a maximum capacity of 19, 5 litres. The basic version is a single-seater seat that transfers the position to a practical luggage rack. Under its carcass, comes the pulsating version with the latest version: the Boxer engine is 800cc with 52hp, completed by a rear drum brake and a front disc brake, ready to unleash their power at the slightest nod from the adventurer of the exchange.