BMW R1100R Overview
When you hear about the BMW R1100, you would think it was a newer model but it is pretty much a trimmed down model of the BMW twin cylinder ‘Boxer’, which, in its time, was the best range of motorcycles BMW made.
The ride of these motorcycles are exceptional; the Telever front suspension works like a dream, absorbing the road in front of you and the Paralever rear minimising the impact of the shaft drive, so corners are no problem for this machine. For short town commutes, this motorcycle can get you from A to B smoothly and safely, especially with ABS fitted.
As basic as the R1100R looks, the bike shows its potential with its engine. With plenty in mid-range, it lacks in low revs with some vibration coming from the engine, but it does give the feeling that the bike just wants to go quicker.
With this stripped down bike keeping its value and depreciation low, finding one of these bikes at a reasonable price will be a good buy and a future investment. Because it has exceptional parts and a dependable name, you know this bike is going to be worth getting.
Take a look at the BMW R1100R up close…
BMW R1100R Spec
- Top speed126 mph
- Average fuel consumption37 mpg
- Seat height780mm
- EngineFour stroke, two cylinder
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Very planted with decent Wilbers suspension fitted. Heavy bike but one its side is very stable.
It's quick enough for the road. Gets beaten on the rack.
A bit more power would be nice, but BMW make an R1200S
Good build quality. Engine paint peels off.
Very god brakes, magira master cylinder and Brembo callipers with EBC discs
In general really good but heavy gearbox at low speed
As much as needed no race bike but still will pick up well
If everything is how it should be fuel is about 45 mpg on longer runs 60+ insurance is cheep ,tyres last well for a heavy bike last pair had done 5000 they would have done more but were damaged
Still looks good but hard to deal with which results in damage around fittings
Has caused me problems with its abs but works well in the mean time and once you figure out how to get round abs issues your laughing