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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby SteveD » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:28 am

Another example of a BMW R100RS special edition is the R100RSR. It has three small plaques. One has a number as a sticker on the plaque. The sticker is a non survivor. This plaque is inside the fairing.
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The bike is black, with red and white stripes.
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The two outer fairing distinctive RSR badges are seen above....and below in closeup.
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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby SteveD » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:15 am

R100RS special editions shouldn't fail to list the 1978 Motorsport...
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and the 1984 Last edition Motorsport. I believe this was USA only and came with a free System 1 BMW helmet. The side cover had a "Last Edition" decal on it.
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Though not a special edition but because it was the first, the most sort after and desirable of the lot seems to be the first year 530 silver blue coloured version, with pinstripped wire wheels and 40mm headers.
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The rarest of the lot just may be the spectacular smoked green R100RS though. I've seen this colour as a RT, but only in a picture as the RS.
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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby Just Dan » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:48 am

Didn't the Americans have 60th Anniversy RS . Or was that mixed up with the last of.

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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby fsracer » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:27 am

I may be able to assist with the 1981 Ltd Edition Black/Gold R100RS. When purchased in UK in '81, I was informed by the dealer that there were some 27 changes to the Ltd version over the Std machine most of which were related to the engine and I'm sorry I can't remember what they all are now.
Paint is Polaris Graphite with hand painted gold pin stripes and gold wheels and yes they do have the badge on the rear of the seat with Roman Numerals which I believe this Edition consisted of 50 bikes. Through the forums I seen pics of 13 and 49 and I have 25 but I've not been able to trace any more. I understand the 50 were distributed worldwide and were a special order through the dealers. Mine has only ever covered 3000 miles and owing to a couple of stone chips on the frame a little rust developed so the whole thing was stripped, all the black painted metalwork was blasted and powder coated and it sat in boxes for 30 odd years. It has now been totally rebuilt and although not gone back on the road yet (I need at least a six month long range weather forecast for sunshine) we'll get back to riding again.

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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby DéPé » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:10 pm

The very "Last Edition" dates from 1992: the R 100 RS Classic. 200 were made of it in Classic Black Metallic with silver lining.. I own number 173.
And the bike is for sale because I'm restoring a 1981 R 100 CS.

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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby markf » Mon May 05, 2014 8:25 pm

Hi,new to this forum but just found these posts whilst trying to research my R100rs.It appears very original although has 83000miles on it and was rescued from under a car port.Its last tax disc appears to be 2005,it has a twin seat with a plague with r100rs limited edition 1,yes no. 1!Its chassis and engine number are 6077289.Once I get the v5 I intend to recommission the bike and not restore it.It still has all its original paint in blackish metallic with gold pinstripping and gold wheels.Someone seems to have moded out the oil cooler and thermostat.I m keen to know more about these limited edition bikes to keep it as original as possible.

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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby SteveD » Tue May 06, 2014 3:45 am

Nice find markf. Have you got pictures?

According to your vin no, your bike is an April 1981 build. ECE specs

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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby markf » Tue May 06, 2014 6:58 am

I ll try and sort some pictures over the next few days.Its in a few bits at the moment but I ll take picture of the interesting bits.What is ECE spec and do you know the paint code for the metallic black as I ll need to do some touch ups.I ve read conflicting things about engine spec changes but have never heard or seen any changes from standard spec.Bmw were pretty conservative in those days!
I m not sure it ll ever look as great as your bike-the English climate is not kind to the exposed alloys and the frame/chassis paint appears very thin and not primed unlike my old /6s and /7s.

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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby SteveD » Tue May 06, 2014 3:16 pm

That one just above isn't mine Mark. It's from Norway and the owner goes by the username of dag.

ECE is just the standard Euro spec, verses North America. I'm unaware of any special engine mods done to these bikes either, just the cosmetics. The differences relate to jetting and exhaust gas management. NA had smaller jetting and a hose system from the airbox to the barrel. Euro and everywhere else didn't get that stuff.

Is there a small black sticker under your seat? That's the paint code sticker. fsracer in his reply above says the paint is Polaris Graphite on his version.

My own current bike which I bought already painted as a JPS, I had repainted in Avus black after an accident. It's a BMW colour but not quite the same as the oem JPS. ThE oem JPS black had a subtle green to yellow tinge that comes thru the black when the sun gets on it. At least the one I had thru the 1990's did and that was a ridgey didge JPS. I can't remember or took any notice of the paint code at the time.
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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby Happyhenry » Mon May 12, 2014 9:38 am

I discovered that you need to be very careful when researching 'special editions' of the RS because there are plenty of early-80's 'dealer specials' about.

Following checks with BMW, the DVLA and an HPI check, I discovered that mine started life as a 03/1982-build RS in Dunkel Red that was ordered by and supplied to a certain BMW dealer in Shipley. By the time it was first registered on the road in 1984, it had become a 1983-build white 'special edition' Motorsport look-a-like, with "Special Edition" and a Motorsport badge on the seat, but without the red nose.

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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby markf » Thu May 15, 2014 2:48 pm

Hi,here is the seat badge on my RS no .1
Still waiting for the V5 then a sympathetic(read cheap!) re commission starts.
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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby SteveD » Sun May 18, 2014 12:22 pm

I've never seen one like that before.
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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby vmx1200 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:29 pm

I have a R100RS which I purchased from Coombs of Guildford on the 17th Nov 1981, the bike was registered on the 27th Nov 1978 and according to RealOEM it was manufactured in June 1978 and is a European model.
It was sold to me by a guy called Hoppy (I think his real name was Hopkins) as a Limited Edition "Autumn Special" the bike has solid metallic red paint with gold pin striping on the tank, seat ,front mudguard and upper fairing panels and had satin black lower fairing panels, it came with a kick starter and oil cooler.
Unfortunately the fairing was damaged in a minor accident soon after I bought it and the lower panels were sprayed the wrong shade of metallic black.

Does anyone out there know anything about these “Autumn Specials”? I have only ever seen one other in the same colour and spec.
I know there are lots of rumours about Belgium Police models which look similar but appear to have fork braces.
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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby SteveD » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:33 pm

Always loved that colour scheme. Not mine...
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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby vmx1200 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:58 pm

Ah yes .......... the bottom one is one of the mythical Belgium Police cancelled order ..

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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby SteveD » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:27 am

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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby CharlieVictor » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:14 pm

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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby vmx1200 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:47 pm

Just reviving this thread because I have found part of the answer to my long standing quest to find out more about my RS. Thanks to Phil's BM Bikes pages I stumbled upon the section BMW Price Guides Through The Years and found this
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There at the bottom is the information about my model registered in November 1978 .............. now whether or not they were part of the ( fictitious ??) canceled Belgium police order I guess we will never know ...... still nice to add to information about the bike I have had for nearly 40 years.

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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby CharlieVictor » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:07 pm

Never heard of an "Autumn Collection"

However back then as model years in Germany went from SEP to AUG, isn't this not just a gimmick to introduce newly available paint schemes for MY78 (from SEP77 to AUG78)?
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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby vmx1200 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:33 pm

Hi I don't believe it was introducing new paint schemes, when I bought mine I was told it was a limited edition of 100 bikes. There is also a press release on Phil's website that refers to the Autumn Collection
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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby boxerman » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:20 pm

I suspect the actual translation of that listing was something like this:

"We've got a load of bikes we need to dump before next years model so we'll tart 'em up a little."
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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby SteveD » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:16 am

I suspect the actual translation of that listing was something like this:

"We've got a load of bikes we need to dump before next years model so we'll tart 'em up a little."
That's exactly how I read it.
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Re: R100RS special editions

Postby CharlieVictor » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:43 am

Hi I don't believe it was introducing new paint schemes, when I bought mine I was told it was a limited edition of 100 bikes. There is also a press release on Phil's website that refers to the Autumn Collection

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Well.... "to boost end-of-year-sales" sounds like a marketing gimmick to me (whether at dealer or importer level), not a special edition range.
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