1993 BMW R100GS, Paris Dakar replica, red and white, superb condition.

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1993 BMW R100GS, Paris Dakar replica, red and white, superb condition.

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In the 1980, BMW began an unlikely association with the Paris Dakar Rally. At that time, the then 2 year old rally had been dominated by some rather uncommon machines: hand prepared BMW Airhead boxers.

BMW Accidentally Creates a New Genre of Motorcycling.

To celebrate this achievement, BMW built Paris Dakar commemorative bikes beginning in 1981. Labelled the BMW R80GS, the bike featured white paint and a colour scheme strangely reminiscent of the rally bikes. It was basically a doctored R80 with longer travel suspension and high fenders. It also featured an uncommon feature for the day: a single sided swing arm. Labelled the "Mono Lever”, Adventure Touring. Imagine touring for days on paved roads, only to see a gravel road meandering off into the mountains--a gravel road you don't dare take your plastic wrapped touring barge onto. That's the market the R80GS was destined to dominate.

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The Bike we have for Sale is a Genuine BMW Dakar version.
 

1990 was to see the introduction of an official "Paris Dakar" conversion kit. This kit included a 9.0 gallon nylon fuel tank, a steel 'roo-bar' around a new fixed headlight assembly and instrument cluster with tachometer. Underneath, larger, vented skid plates attached to both the engine and the canter stand. A plastic fender extension--looking every bit like a child’s sand shovel--added length to the front fender. Later in 1990, BMW began offering the 'kit' on factory motorcycles and label it the R100GS/Paris Dakar. The factory bikes also included the factory BMW hard bags as standard equipment, as well as heated grips.
 

The bike has had a minor restoration and the seat has been recovered. If you want a piece of BMW GS History or Dakar History this is definitely the bike for You.