R 1100 RS: BMW NA Classic
1994 BMW R 1100 RS #R0311316
1,085cc A61 Inline Four 90 hp @ 7,250 rpm
BMW NA Classic
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
In 1993, BMW’s boxer engine was saved from extinction by the “oil head” engine designed by Motorrad chief Dr. Burkhard Göschel. Introduced in the R 1100 RS, the engine’s four-valve cylinder heads were cooled by air and pump-circulated oil. The RS also introduced the Telelever front end, paired with the Paralever rear suspension. In 1994, the R 1100 RS was used for BMW NA’s Battle of the Legends series, and the bike seen here was raced to victory at Sears Point by three-time AMA Superbike champion Reg Pridmore.
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