Just a few years after introducing the R90/6 and "luxury" Daytona Orange and TT Silver Smoke R90S, BMW upped the capacity of its range-topping flat-twins to 980 cc in the form of the R100/7 series, the flagship of this new line-up being the fully-faired R100RS "superbike". Although styled like a super-sports machine, the R100RS was more of a sports-tourer, which did it no harm whatsoever in BMW's traditional market sector. Extensive wind tunnel testing took place to get the fairing right – it ultimately set a standard the industry copied – in the Stuttgart Technical University and in Pininfarina's tunnel in Italy.
This early R100RS dates from 1976 and thus has the wire wheels fitted during the first year of production. It has been completely restored in 2019:
- The engine has been revised
- All parts have been repainted (in orignal colors)
- The exhausts have been replaced by new ones
- And more...