1992 BMW 980cc K1 Frame no. 6377151 Engine no. 50902159
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1992 BMW 980cc K1 Frame no. 6377151 Engine no. 50902159
Sold for €3,450 (US$ 4,325) inc. premium

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1992 BMW 980cc K1 Frame no. 6377151 Engine no. 50902159 1992 BMW 980cc K1 Frame no. 6377151 Engine no. 50902159 1992 BMW 980cc K1 Frame no. 6377151 Engine no. 50902159 1992 BMW 980cc K1 Frame no. 6377151 Engine no. 50902159
1992 BMW 980cc K1
Registration no. J623 KPO (UK)
Frame no. 6377151
Engine no. 50902159
Launched in 1989, the K1 represented BMW's bold attempt to create a hyper-sports flagship model using its K-Series 980cc four-cylinder engine. The latter had been around since 1983 and for the futuristically styled K1 was up-rated with a 16-valve cylinder head and Bosch electronic fuel injection. For the K1, the K-Series frame was stiffened, the steering geometry altered and BMW's Paralever rear suspension incorporated, while anti-lock brakes were optional. Despite BMW's self-imposed horsepower ceiling of 100bhp, Bike magazine's test K1 recorded a maximum output of 107.9bhp on Motad's dynamometer, which was sufficient to propel the aerodynamically efficient 'Brick' to a top speed of around 150mph. Arguably more important than the headline speed figures was the manner in which this performance was delivered, Bike's tester Phil West being highly impressed by the way in which the wind-tunnel developed fairing made 120mph seem like 60, and at a mere 7,500 revs too. Produced for only four years, the K1 is already one of the more collectible of post-war BMWs, as well as remaining a thoroughly capable sports-tourer.
This K1 currently displays a total of only 20,000 miles on the odometer and is described by the vendor as in generally excellent condition. The machine is offered with sundry invoices, current MoT/tax and UK V5 registration document.

Die K1, vorgestellt 1989, war der Versuch von BMW ein Hyper-Sport-Modell einzuführen. Der 980 ccm 4-Zylinder-Motor, der seit 1983 existierte, erfuhr für die futuristisch gestylte K1 mit einem 16-Ventil Zylinderkopf und elektronischer Benzineinspritzung aufgerüstet. Obwohl sich BMW eine Leistungsgrenze von 100 PS auferlegt hatte, wurde eine K1 vom 'Bike' Magazin mit 107.9 PS gemessen. Die Leistung war ausreichend die aerodynamische Maschine auf ca. 240 km/h zu beschleunigen. Und die im Windtunnel entwickelte Verkleidung bewirkte, dass sich 200 km/h wie 100 'anfühlten. Mit einem Tachostand von 32.000km wird die Maschine von Ihrem Besitzer als 'in exzellentem Gesamtzustand beschrieben. Offeriert wird das Motorrad mit zahlreichen Rechnungsbelegen, gültigen Englischen Fahrzeugpapieren, einschliesslich Englischem TÜV (MOT).
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