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Is there something similar (BMW R80 GS)

I can not find anyone selling a BMW R80 GS. I love the look of this bike, is there anything that looks more traditional old school that can handle the RTW trip and is not rare as?

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XT500, but it has drum brakes.


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You could probably get an upgrade kit for the XT500 to kit out with discs? Tres retro cool the old XT eh?
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Look here:

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54198

Also consider Africa Twins?
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There are currently a couple of R100GS Paris-Dakar's on ebay.And if i had the dosh my name would be on one of 'em......

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I think an R100GSPD (in black) would be a close substitute. As it happens, I've got one for sale , advertised on the ukgser.com website.

It's a 1992 bike with 50k miles. I'm selling it for £2,750. Drop me a line if you'd like any more details.

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Punki-munki, have you considered a BMW R80ST. these are very similar to the original R80G/S
I had one for many years, and eventually converted it to a sort of G/S-ST hybrid,and useded it for trail riding, although it was a bit on the heavy side. But if you are considering it fot long range touring/RTW trip I think you could do far worse. these airhead BMW's are well engineered, and fairly easy to work on, and parts availability is excellent, and reasonably priced. I've owned a few airheads over the years including R80ST, R80/7, R80RT, R100S, great bikes,all reliable and a doddle o maintain. Hope you find something suitable.
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Punki-munki, have you considered a BMW R80ST.
There are less STs around than G/Ses!

If you are preparded to wait a G/S will come up. Otherwise you will have to take what is avalible now.

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