BMW R80GS - Australian Motorcycle Expo 2010

Vorsprung Durch Technik

A prime example of how technology changes all things!

This beautifully cared for piece of motorcycling history was spotted at the Australian Motorcycle Expo recently held in Melbourne. The R80G/S Paris-Dakar Was released to commemorate BMW’s success in the Paris-Dakar Rallies in the mid 1980s.

Although far less wild than Gaston Rahier’s HPN prepared race bikes, this bike embodies the typcial engineering concepts of the day. 25 years later the bikes we see entering the Dakar Rally are faster, weigh far less, and in some cases half the engine capacity.