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R 80 G/S up for grabs in MOA Foundation’s “Completely Vintage” fundraiser

The BMW MOA Foundation’s latest restoration project, a 1981 R 80 G/S, is up for grabs in the spring Completely Vintage raffle. Designated as the world’s first adventure bike, less than 22,000 units of the R 80 G/S were built worldwide. One lucky MOA member will take home this fantastic survivor on April 22, 2023.

The Foundation found the highly desirable boxer on eBay nearly three years ago and started the process of making it the subject of the Completely Vintage raffle. After two failed attempts to deliver the bike during the COVID lock down to MOA member John “Dutch” Lammers for restoration, the process finally began in late 2021. The result is a beautifully restored example of one of the most iconic BMW motorcycles ever built.

Tickets for the Completely Vintage raffle are available for purchase between January 29 and April 8, 2023, online at or by calling the MOA membership office at (864) 438-0962. The live winner’s drawing will take place on April 22 at the MOA Getaway at Fontana. The drawing will be broadcast online, and members may attend in person.


The Completely Vintage fundraiser benefits the BMW MOA Foundation and its mission to advance rider safety, education, and training. According to MOA Foundation President Tom Gary, the popular fundraiser will fund all the Foundation’s rider training activity for a full year. Complete details and more information about the R 80 G/S build are available online at