1,158 kilometres from new
1990 BMW 980cc K1
Registration no. 16 RR 61
Frame no. 6374708
Engine no. 6374708
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 (240km/h). Delivered new to France, this original example has covered only 1,158 kilometres from new and comes with instruction manuals, service booklet (un-stamped) and French Carte Grise normale.
- La machine est vendue avec son certificat d'immatriculation, mais pas la carte grise comme indiquée au catalogue.
The machine is offered with a Certificat d'immatriculation, not a Carte Grise as stated in the catalogue.