BMW R 80 Review from New Zealand

1990 BMW R 80

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha YZF-R1


The R 80 is a grand do all motorcycle!


Gearbox bearings replaced at 45000Km.

Speedo stopped working at about 54000Km.

Exhaust needs replacing, but is still usable.

A few age related minor niggles.

General Comments:

A good fun motorcycle to ride and own.

Cheap to run compared to some modern machines; cheap tyres, that last the distance, 350Km+ per tank of gas etc...

A good all rounder!!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2007

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review