BMW R 1100 RS

BMW R 1100 RS

Year of production 1993 - 2001

Model: R 1100 (1993 - 2005)


The BMW R1100RS was a motorcycle manufactured by BMW Motorrad. It was introduced in 1992 and began production in 1993; in 1994 for the United States. The bike produced 90 horsepower (67 kW) from a 1,085 cc air- and oil-cooled flat-twin engine. Both fully faired and half-faired variants were available. It was BMW's first R259 oilhead released, one year earlier than adoption of the engine for the R1100GS. This cooling approach was used through 2013 when water cooling was adopted for the BMW twin.

The R1100RS was credited as being the second mass-production motorcycle with an unconventional front suspension, i.e. not a telescopic fork, after the Yamaha GTS1000. The Telelever suspension was bolted directly to the stressed member engine resulting in a frameless design (though a subframe was retained to support the rider, passenger and luggage). This stressed member construction was utilized by BMW for oilheads going forward.

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1993 BMW R 1100 RS 1.1 (66 cui) b2

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Performance 66 kW (90 PS) at 7250 rpm. Torque 95 Nm (70 ft/lb) at 5500 rpm. Max speed 215 km/h. Acceleration 4.1 s ~ 0-100 km/h. Weight 239 kg. Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 1 085 ccm (66 cui), 2-cylinder, Boxer, 8-valves, 259.