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BMW R100RS Motorcycle Collector Book by Bill Stermer

it was first released in 1977, new R100RS caused a sensation. elegant motorcycle sported a wedge-shaped fairing that the rider near total for unparalleled comfort and protection. fitted with optional it sang the song of the open that BMW riders cherished: distances at high speeds comfort and convenience.

The first motorcycle with a frame-mounted it was not only the most stunning BMW but with its new 980cc flat-twin also the most powerful. a vast aftermarket sprang up it with all sorts of updates for its handling and power.

The R100-RS had a charmed life of Once the K-series four-cylinder was released in Europe in 1984, BMW the R100 series twins. protested, pleaded, demanded, and BMW by re-releasing an updated R100 including the RS, in 1988.

Though the was last manufactured in 1993, it to live on as one of the most recognizable and motorcycles of our time. Long-time journalist Bill Stermer, who has both versions of the MOORS, an insightful insider’s view of storied machine.

The Whitehorse Press Motorcycle Series covers landmark that have altered the of motorcycling and inspired loyalty their owners.


introduced for the 1977 model the BMW R100RS was the most exotic and motorcycle sold in the United With its wedge-shaped fairing, and legendary BMW flat-twin, air-cooled the bike repre­sented long at high speeds, elegance, reliability, and unruffled travel at the pinnacle of motorcycling.

The RS was produced 1984, then the 1,000cc twin line was dropped as BMW its attention to its liquid-cooled line of K100 fours and 750cc K75 Usually, when a model is that’s the end of the story.

But incredibly, because of popular BMW refined and reintroduced the R100RS other R100 twins) several model years. By the it had run its course in 1993, the RS had come to be as one of the most beautiful and functional ever made. This is the of where it came from, it was like to ride, and what it to motorcycling.

When Dan Kennedy of Press men­tioned that he to publish a series of books significant motorcycles that had an enduring passion among loyal followers, I knew what my first contribution had to be.

I have owned an example of a twin-shock and a Monolever RIOORS, and own an ex­ample of its successor, the R I 100RS debuted in 1994. You might me an RS fanatic.

I have been a since high school, and in became an associate editor of which at the time was the largest-circulation magazine in the world. Two years riding an RS through Europe in I bought one and put more than miles on my red/smoke twin-shock. I it all over the United States, it, rode it on the track at several of Reg CLASS performance riding commuted on it, and took weekend and vacations.

When I married Margery it as our honeymoon vehicle. In 1990 I the staff of Ridermagazine as editorial a position I held four Later, when I knew the was going away for good, I a blue 1992 Monolever and put miles on it.

So to riders everywhere—whatever you all bikes serve as well and and deliver as much satisfaction as the BMW twins have delivered to me.

2002 BMW R100RS Motorcycle Series Book by Bill available at


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