1982 BMW R80 ST boxer twin
The BMW R80 ST is a fascinating little piece of motorcycling history, it was the street-going version of the iconic dual-sport BMW R80 GS – the first in the long line of world famous BMW GS dual sport bikes of which over 500,000 have been made. The R80 ST , only 5953 units were produced between 1982 and 1984 making this a very rare machine indeed!
The R80 ST had a few technical adjustments over its more off-road focussed brother – the ST’s suspension has shorter spring travel, the front tire is a 19″ model and the bike is fitted with dual sport tires front and back. The ST has a shaft-drive and a single sided swing-arm with a monoshock, the total weight of the bike was just 150kgs which leads to it having remarkably road good handling. Coupled to this lighter weight is the benefit of the boxer engine, this gives the R80 ST a very low centre of gravity, the twin cylinder 797cc engine produced 37kW (50hp) and 59Nm of torque.
This bike has been completely stripped and rebuilt, a freshly custom fabricated rear end, leather diamond stitched seat, Clip On bars giving it a great riding position. The tank has also been substituted for an original bmw r50/5 from the 1960’s, coated in a deep distressed graphite grey, red & blue paint. Other add ons include crash bars & driving lamp, LED indicators, minimal handlebar switchgear, the whole electrical system has been replaced and upgraded to the latest kit, mikuni carbs and a stainless silencer added.
All in all this represents a great package, An ultra clean minimal Build using a rare vintage boxer twin in the Kevils iconic street Tracker style!
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Minimal Switch Gear
Crash bars & Driving Lamp
1960’s Toaster Bmw Tank
Billet Top Yoke
Diamond Stitched Brown Leather Seat
Clip On Bars
New Mikuni Carbs
White Heat Wrapped Headers