SELLER SAYS: BMW R80ST for sale. This bike has a Siebenrock 1000cc kit, balanced con rods, oil cooler, Red Centre ignition, braided front brake line, 5% higher 5th gear, oil proof clutch, complete stainless exhaust system, LED rear light, tyres still about 50% and has classic rego [not transferable] so it is roadworthy. All receipts are included. These bikes are reasonably rare and a sweet bike to ride. Approx. 140,000km. Contact Jeff on 0419 617 634 (Smiths Lake, NSW)
EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: A surprisingly rare machine this one, and a bike that was ahead of its time. The R80ST was basically an R80GS — BMW’s wildly successful big-bore dirt bike — redesigned for mostly street work. It seemed a good idea at the time, and it was — but buyers weren’t ready. While the 1980s motorcycle world was accustomed to road bikes tweaked for the dirt, the idea of a dirt bike tweaked for the road was a bit out there. As a result, the ST was not a big seller. In fact, they were only made from 1983-85, and only about 6,000 rolled off the line. Nowadays, bikes that are most comfortable on the road but quite ok bumping down a gravel road are hugely popular — and a lot of fun; and that’s the R80ST.
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