I have been researching the possible purchase of what I thought was a 1979 R100T airhead. From everything I have been able to tell the serial numbers for a USA delivered R100T fall between 6103001 to 6134000 and 6150001 to 6150396 for the European vesrsion
The bike in question is Serno. 6170### which indicates it is a USA bound Jan 79 built R100/7 (6170205 to 6170354). The title also claims this bike as a 1979 BMW motorcycle (no model indicated).
I thought R100/7 production to the USA ended in 1978 and the R100T was the new base replacement for 1979 and 1980. This bike has the voltmeter and clock pods, the engine guards, the rear mudflap and a seat that looks just like a '79 "T" model. But then again those items would also fit a R100/7
Anybody know what's up? Did they make R100Ts from already produced R100/7s frames and ship them across the Atlantic pond? Is the serial number meaningless? Did someone make a clerical error at BMW?
Inquiring minds gotta know!!!