1979 BMW R100RT

HIGH BID: $4,600

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Description

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Before BMW introduced the RT in 1978, a rider who wanted to tour had to buy a bike and then slap on the usual accessories like a fairing and bags. The RT was a revelation in that you could just sign the paperwork at your dealership and then immediately put on your break-in mileage in a few days as you explored the US! The Goldwing had already been around for a few years but it wasn’t until 1980 when you could get the Interstate model and get everything at once from Honda in one package.

The RT proved to be more than the sum of it’s accessories, with a reliable mill and creature comforts not usually seen during that time in the motorcycle industry. Some of those comforts included easily adjustable suspension, a outlet for electrical components, adjustable footpegs, and even a lockable storage components in built into the fairings. With almost 8 inches of travel in the suspension, usable bottom-end power, and an easy-to-work-on engine, it was no surpsie why the R100RT was a go-to option for sport-tourers the world round.

This example is VIN: 6196036. The seller acquired the bike eight and a half years ago. He is the second owner. “I bought it from a senior citizen and I am a senior citizen that is downsizing my collection. I had 11 motorcycles at once and rotated them.”

During his ownership, the seller has covered 1,750 miles. The odometer shows 4,152 miles.

Maintenance:
The seller states they had all service work performed by Razee’s Cycles in Rhode Island.

The seller notes that the previous owner installed ported and polished heads, dual spark plugs on each head with new coils, and a performance cam and lightened flywheel. Additionally, he performed a 3-angle valve job and installed lighter pistols with stock bore and compression. Finally, the seller states that this R100RT has always been kept in a climate controlled environment.

Modifications:
Not pictured: performance cam, lightened flywheel.

Rear luggage rack.

Krauser luggage.

40mm Dell’Orto carburetors.

Snowflake wheels.

Yuasa battery (the seller states the battery was installed on August 3 of 2023).

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Metzeler tires from 2014.

The sale includes four ignition keys along with a set of keys for the luggage.

The sale also includes all of the stock take-off parts.


Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:


Currently located in Bristol, Rhode Island, this BMW is offered on a clean Rhode Island title. Have any R100RT stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Bristol, Rhode Island

Year

1979

Make

BMW

Model

R100RT

Mileage

4,152

VIN

6196036

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Rhode Island

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

N/A

Total Bids Placed: 11

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: s*********3

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
s*********3 May 22, 2024 11:59 am PDT $4,600
h**********9 May 22, 2024 11:59 am PDT $4,500 Auto
h**********9 May 22, 2024 11:37 am PDT $4,400
s*********3 May 22, 2024 11:37 am PDT $4,300 Auto
s*********3 May 17, 2024 9:20 am PDT $4,100
p****d May 17, 2024 9:20 am PDT $4,000 Auto
p****d May 17, 2024 8:55 am PDT $3,400
s*********3 May 17, 2024 8:55 am PDT $3,300 Auto
s*********3 May 17, 2024 8:50 am PDT $300 Auto
h**********9 May 17, 2024 8:50 am PDT $200
s*********3 May 16, 2024 11:57 am PDT $1
Auction started May 16, 2024 9:28 am PDT
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