Originally Posted by gary5410
Finally rode the new girl home! Sweeeeeeeeet! Whooooohooooo! My 1st time on an R80 G/S ....... I like ...... we will get along just fine! This is the 1st year of the G/S - 1981. 30 years older than my 2011 R1200 GS Adventure!
That sure is a pretty one. Congrats on finding one which is not easy these days! Now don't get upset but BMW actually started making the G/S in Sept 1980.
Looky here: http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/specpages/R80G-S.htm
I have a '81 G/S made in March of '81 but registered as an '82 because it was probably bought late in '81 and shipped to Canada from Salzburg Austria. '81 was the first _full_ production year but not the first year.