Launched in 1980, BMW’s on-road/off-road R80G/S was an immediate smash, winning both the lust of bikers and the Paris–Dakar rally.

Its 797.5 cc air-cooled, flat-twin boxer engine became known as an “airhead.”

One of the most beautiful BMW bikes ever produced in the modern era, it had a 15-year production run and inspired many contemporary models.

And there’s just no beating those natty stripes…

[via MotArt]