1979 BMW R100RT


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



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 states that he is the second owner and he acquired it eight and a half years ago. “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.

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

The seller has installed ported and polished heads, dual spark plugs on each head with new coils, performed a 3-angle valve job, and installed lighter pistols with stock bore and compression. They also report that this motorcycle has always been kept in a climate controlled environment.

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).

Not pictured: performance cam, and lightened flywheel.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Metzeler tires from 2014.

The sale includes four ignition keys for the motorcycle along keys for the luggage.

This sale includes all original parts that were replaced.

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!

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Bristol, Rhode Island













Title State/Country

Rhode Island

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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