BMW R1100R

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ManufacturerBMW Motorrad
Production1994–1999
AssemblySpandau, Germany
PredecessorR 100 R
SuccessorR 1150 R
ClassStandard
Engine1,085 cc (66.2 cu in) air/oil-cooled 4-stroke flat twin
Bore / stroke99.0 mm × 70.5 mm (3.90 in × 2.78 in)
Compression ratio10.3:1
Top speed197 km/h (122 mph)[citation needed]
198 km/h (123 mph)[1]
Power57 or 59 kW (76 or 79 hp)[citation needed]
56.7 kW (76.1 hp) @ 6,500 rpm[1]
Torque93.4 N⋅m (68.9 lb⋅ft) @ 5,500 rpm[1]
Transmission5 speed, cardan shaft drive
BrakesDisk. 305 / 276 mm (12.0 / 10.9 in) front/rear, opt. ABS
Weight235 kg (518 lb)[citation needed]
249 kg (548 lb)[1] (wet)
Fuel capacity21 l; 4.6 imp gal (5.5 US gal)
Fuel consumption5.6 l/100 km (50 mpg‑imp; 42 mpg‑US)[citation needed]
34 mpg‑US (6.9 L/100 km; 41 mpg‑imp)[1]

The BMW R 1100 R is a standard motorcycle with a 1,085 cc (66.2 cu in) air/oil-cooled flat twin engine, made by BMW Motorrad from 1994 through to 1999. Like all of the brand's motorcycles of this period, all 53,685 units were made at BMW's Spandau, Berlin factory.[2] The R 1100 R was succeeded by the model year 2001 R 1150 R.

The R 1100 R was reviewed favorably by Ulf Böhringer of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.[3] Cycle World was impressed with the 1995 R 1100 R's comfort, versatility, overall quality, and successful combination of a venerable engine and frame layout with the latest technology, while noting the "fussiness" of the idiosyncratic control and accessory operations.[1]

Performance[edit]

The R 1100 R chassis and engine are identical to the BMW R1100GS, while the front brake is from the R 1100 RS. The 10.3:1 compression boxer twin was rated at 59 kW (79 hp)[citation needed] in the German market, or, with a restricted air filter, limited to 57 kW (76 hp)[citation needed] for insurance purposes. The maximum load is 215 kg (474 lb).

The bike consumes 5.6 l/100 km (50 mpg‑imp; 42 mpg‑US)[citation needed] at 120 km/h (75 mph), and has a 21 l (4.6 imp gal; 5.5 US gal) fuel capacity. Antilock brakes were an option.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lewis, Jimmy; Hough, Robert; Girdler, Alan (February 1995), "1995 BMW R1100R; Less specialized but still very much a BMW", Cycle World, pp. 40–45
  2. ^ "All Motorcycles. Production models since 1923" (PDF). bmweducation.co.uk. BMW. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 September 2015.
  3. ^ Böhringer, Ulf (17 May 2010). "Der agile Kurvenstar". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 14 July 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Jan Leek: Typenkompass BMW – Motorräder seit 1945. Motorbuchverlag, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-613-02892-0.