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BMW R100RS 40th Anniversary Celebration

In 1977 BMW introduced a Sports/Touring motorcycle equipped with a full frame-mounted fairing that immediately acquired a dedicated following. The love affair lives on. This machine looked stunning and it still does. The fairing was tested in a wind tunnel and its performance matched its appearance. Production ended in 1984 but the R100RS remains a prized possession for many enthusiasts.
Todd Trumbore hosted this celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the R100RS and deserves much credit for a organizing a top-notch event.
Hans Muth, head of the design team that created the R100RS was in attendance, as was Udo Gietl one of the Superstars of the racetrack who illustrated himself on BMW machines among other marques.
Hans Joachim Sieberock, whose company supplies aftermarket BMW performance motorcycle parts also gave a presentation as did Tom Cutter of Rubber Chicken Racing Garage – yes, the man as a sense of humor to match his expertise – and Karl Myers of Hermy’s BMW left no stone unturned in his Tech Session. His advice on the importance of keeping mice out of your air filter particularly resonated and Bill Dudley’s presentation of the airbag vest was an eye opener. Ed Bach’s presentation on his 5-year, 110-country tour on a BMW R1200 GS was a big sensation.