BMW R100/7 Classic 1976

Price: £4,000.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Winchester Hampshire, United Kingdom
Make: BMW
Model: R100
Type: Sports Touring
Mileage: 10,584
Color: Blue
Engine size: 1,000
Gears: Five-speed manual
Start type: Electric start
Drive type: Shaft

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For Sale: BMW R100

Model Year: 1977

Recorded Mileage: 10. 84

Frame Number: 6040638

Engine Number: 6040638

All of our stock is imported so this motorcycle will require registration in the UK. All import duties are paid and we provide all necessary import documentation. the bike is registered on the NOVA database. please see below for the simple step buy step guide on how this is done.


In 1977 BMW introduced the /7 models adding the R80/7 and replacing the R90 and R90S models with updated machines the R100S and the fully faired R100RS. a fully faired machine both were fitted with the new 1. 00cc R100/7 engine. A period review described the R100S as a favourite as both a Tourer and a daily work horse and the R100/7 engine as at home on the motorway as it is in city traffic a second stating that while the R100S has been changed from the R90 ?€?it remains completely a BMW fast. quiet. comfortable very expensive and utterly unique. ?€™

This particular machine is in beautiful condition. we believe it has undergone some sympathetic restoration; it is correctly finished in BMW Ocean Blue (Motorsport Blue). We have given the bike a short test ride and it runs and rides every bit as good as it looks. A full assessment of condition is provided below.  


Cosmetically the bike is in very good order; we believe that the paintwork has been refinished in the correct BMW Ocean Blue (Motorsport Blue) and in the correct striping added. there is some slight overspray on the preserved original sticker under the seat that provides a sign that this part at least has been refinished. The petrol tank is in excellent condition with no dents or damage and is clean internally. the side panels are in similarly good order as is the rear mudguards. the only point of note in respect of the paint set is a small paint scrape on the front right hand edge of the front mudguard. this was caused in transit.  

The exhaust system is in very good condition. the chrome is clean and bright as can be seen in the photographs. The seat is in similarly good order the cover has no splits or holes and the base is in good solid order.  


The engine starts easily on the electric start; the battery is showing its age and needed the support from our slave battery to spin the big boxer into life. The bike ticks over very smoothly and is mechanically very quiet with no indication of any mechanical issues. once warmed we gave the bike a short test ride and it runs and rides very well the engine revs cleanly and pulls well.  

Again the photographs show how clean the engine is with no indication of the bike being dropped or scraped. All of the gears select smoothly and cleanly and the clutch works as it should.  

The only very minor issue to report is that the right hand carb does drip indicating that the float height needs adjustment or the float valve needs cleaning or worst case replacement an easy. low cost fix.  

There are no indications of any issues in the drive train.   


The frame is undamaged and the paint is in very good order. with only some very minor marks for those who are picky. The swinging arm is in similar condition. there is no sign of play in the the swinging arm. headstock and wheel bearings.

On the suspension side the forks are clean. damping is effective and the action is smooth. The shock absorbers are again clean and working well. the damping is good. The front and rear brakes are both working.

The wheels rims are both in good order and again the rims are clean and bright. tyres are showing their age and are age cracking so will need replacement. The instruments are the correct original items. in good cosmetic condition and working well. please note the speedometer and odometer are in kilometers so the recorded mileage is 6. 76 miles. we cannot confirm whether this is accurate.


The headlight is working on both high and dip beam and the tail light is working well. the brake light is working on both the front and rear switches. The indicators are working well as is the horn. The original switchgear is in good condition and undamaged.


This motorcycle is in beautiful condition. cosmetically this can clearly be seen in the pictures provided and it has clearly been well cared for and maintained over the past 35 years. We suspect it has seen some light restoration. if so the work has been completed very well and maintained originality as far as possible as there are few indications other than the exceptionally clean condition.  

We have not identified any mechanical issues. the engine is exceptionally quiet mechanically and the bike runs and rides very well. All in all this is a beautiful example of a very sought after and useable classic motorcycle.  

Please review the pictures carefully they form an integral part of the description.

We do not hold the title for this bike so a dating certificate will be required in order to register the bike we can provide contact details to obtain this.   All duties have been paid and the bike is registered on the NOVA database. all paperwork will be supplied and the registration process is very straightforward. We spend a good deal of time working with the DVLA and HMRC to ensure that are bikes are compliant with all current legislation in order that our customers do not have any difficulties in obtaining age related registrations. we have not had a problem with this in over 650 motorcycles we have sold.

Please consider carefully before bidding on a motorcycle we have for sale if you are new to the world of motorcycle maintenance. This motorcycle is a classic machine. it will need to be maintained and cared for. and if you can?€™t spin the occasional spanner we would not recommend purchase.

If you want to view the bike: Call Tony on 07745 650984. We are happy to meet up 7 days a week when possible. We also open most Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. stock levels change but we seek to have a broad range of classic bikes in stock so feel free to drop in for a look round. Our address can found at http://www. classicmotorcyclesearch. co. uk/contact-us/

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If you win: Please contact us within 48 hours of the end of the auction. Call Tony on 07745 650984 or email via eBay. Bikes can be stored for a period should you not be able to collect immediately by agreement.

Payment: We accept payment by bank transfer. cheque or cash on collection. if payment is made by cheque the funds will need to clear before the bike can be released.

Need it delivered: We recommend Peter and Chas they are often in the area picking up from us and delivering across the UK and Europe. They are professional. reliable and will treat your motorcycle like their own. If you have your own shipper we are more than happy to work with them.

If you need a price for delivery then please call/email Peter or Chas direct.

UK: Call Peter on 07831 559538

Europe: Call Chas on 01233 633623

Web link for Peter and Chas: http://www. classicmotorcyclesearch. co. uk/our-friends/

If you win the auction: Call your shipper. give them Tony?€™s number (07745 650984) and leave the rest to us. we like to make the whole process nice and easy.

International Buyers: We are more than happy to deal with International buyers. Please contact Chas direct if you need shipping prices. ?€€

How to register your motorcycle:

1. MOT the motorcycle on the chassis number.

2. Insure the motorcycle on the chassis number.

3. We at the Motorcycle Emporium will provide the following forms:

?· An invoice.

?· All customs and excise paper work as evidence that import duties have been paid.

?· A V55/5 ?€“ Application for a First License for A Used Motor Vehicle Form

The original title where that is available. if the original title is not available a letter from the manufacturers UK importer will be required. we will supply contact details and forms needed. If the manufacturer no longer exists. as in the case of classic British machines. then the DVLA will accept dating certificates from a certified list of suppliers.

4. Take all the paper work to your local DVLA office and you will then receive a certificate allowing you to purchase a number plate. the Tax disc will follow 2 to 3 days later. Please note. as from October 2013 all paperwork will need to be sent directly to the DVLA.

5. A normal V5C Registration Certificate will follow by post within the next 28 days.

Finally don?€™t forget that you will need to advise your insurance company of the newly issued registration number.

6. Need help after buying. just give us a call on 07745 650984.

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