BMW could well be credited with the creation of the modern day ‘Adventure’ motorcycle with the introduction of the R80GS in 1980. Prior to this trail bikes were predominantly light weight single cylinder machines, the introduction of the GS really broke the mould at hailed a whole new generation of large on/off road trail bikes that were much emulated in the late 80’s by the likes of Cagiva, Honda and Yamaha. As such Adventure style motorcycles are very popular today and this is a good opportunity to purchase a nice original, very clean and tidy example of the bike that started it all.
Purchased new from CMW Motorcycles in Chichester and registered 12th May 1983 the bike has had five former keepers, showing 13,385 miles the bike was subject to restoration work in 1990 which included a ‘lead free’ engine and gearbox rebuild with bills totalling over £4,500. Supplied with the original handbook and service record and old MoT’s that show the milage in 2010 of 12,332. the bike is fitted with easy detach aluminium Hepco & Becker luggage panniers, it is currently MoT’d until August 2014. A super example example with nice history.