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Start of Production



BMW R80GS Basic photo 

BMW R80GS Kalahari

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End of Production


Last one produced 19th December . (Info courtesy of Damien Cook).

Numbers Produced


(Info courtesy of Damien Cook).

4000 Basic's suggested by Andrea Fossi - chassis 0263504 - 0267503



I have very little information on these models which I believe used most of the last remaining parts from the factory. A mix of both the R80GS and the R80G/S with most mechanicals from the later machine, it was produced in limited numbers. These models can be recognised by the blue frame and I'd guess most of the specifications would be the same as the R80GS.

R80GS Kalahari

August 1997 saw the launch of the R80GS Kalahari in South Africa - I'm not certain but I think this was the only country in which it was sold and I believe it is the same as the Basic but with the early 35 litre Paris Dakar fuel tank.

R80GS Basic

According to my information the R 80 GS Basic was produced only in 1996 and was the ultimate model with the "old" air cooled flathead, production number according to my information approx. 3000pcs. As you reported the model was sold only in white with a blue frame, basic technical data as well as additional equipment like the R 80 GS. The most important distinction was the smaller tank (comes from the old ST), the seat and the headlights. Thanks to Dominik Guggenberger for this info.



If anyone has spec, details or photos the information would be useful for inclusion.



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