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Old 11-26-2010, 12:59 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by d mc gee
Only pic. The black RS's with gold accents, are they a special edition?
John Player Special. They were a BMW Australia initiative in 1981-2 where they had 30 or so done.

Like many of the BMW special editions, they sported a special paint job and a nifty badge. A stock R100RS underneath though.

Any further info on them from BMW doesn't exist thru normal corporate channels (ie, an email inquiry ) as the staff that might know about them don't work there anymore or didn't want to waste their time finding out.

At the time, Jim Richards was racing a 6 series in the same livery here in Oz, so it was a little advertising to boot.

I had heard from someone I can't remember that there was a container accident, and they chose to repair a bunch of bikes in this look. I have my doubts, as the marketing angle has more plausibility around the time that sales were dwindling. That was also what BMW did with paint jobs etc....

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