27th Mar, 2024 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
  Lot 264
 

1983 BMW R80ST
Original and standard condition.

Sold for £3,910

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: DPR 245Y
Frame No: 6054953
Engine No: 6054953
CC:
800
MOT: None

  • Presented in good original condition
  • Fitted with genuine BMW panniers
  • Supplied with a current V5C

RESERVE REDUCED

BMW was established in the early 1900s as a manufacturer of aircraft engines and produced their first motorcycle in 1923, the R23, already sporting the flat-twin boxer configuration they have now become synonymous with. By the 1970s they had become the most popular bike for long-distance touring due to the torquey engine and shaft drive transmission. With their solid design and legendary reliability, mid 1970s ‘Airheads’ have become the most popular bike for modifying into ‘Brat Bikes’ or ‘Cafe Racers’ in recent years so it's rare to find one in standard original condition. The R80ST was the more touring orientated version of the dual purpose R80GS.

This R80ST, presented in good original condition, has been part of a private collection for the last few years. Bought by the vendor in 2018 and ridden occasionally by him since, it is now being offered for sale to make space for his other bikes. Not much is known of its history and the MOT records show its mileage of 45,188 in 2017 dropping to 20,687 in 2018 when presumably it had a secondhand speedo fitted that now reads 21,250. The bike comes fitted with a pair of genuine BMW panniers on a chrome carrier frame. A good useable example of BMWs unburstable flat twin range that will surely become a future classic, run recently (see video) it may need a new battery before use and includes a current V5C.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
ian.cunningham@handh.co.uk
07415871189

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 27th Mar, 2024

An auction of classic motorcycles & vintage scooters taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands. Venue Details

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