1990 BMW 1000cc K1 Frame No. 6374708K1
Lot 441
1,158 kilometres from new,1990 BMW 980cc K1 Frame no. 6374708 Engine no. 6374708
Sold for €6,670 (US$ 8,959) inc. premium
Lot Details
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.

Footnotes

  • 1,158 kilomètres depuis livraison
    BMW 980 cm3 K1 1990
    Immatriculation n° 16 RR 61
    Cadre n° 6374708
    Moteur n° 6374708

    Lancée en 1989, la K1représenta une tentative audacieuse de la part de BMW de créer un type haut de gamme hyper sport sur la base de son moteur à quatre cylindres série K de 980 cm3. Celui-ci présent sur le marché depuis 1983 fut amélioré en vue de son installation sur la K1 au style futuriste et doté d'une culasse à 16 soupapes et d'une injection électronique Bosch. Pour la K1, le cadre de la série K fut renforcé, la géométrie de direction modifée et BMW incorpora sa suspension arrière Paralever, tandis que le freinage avec ABS était offert en option. Malgré la limitation délibérée de la puissance à 100 ch, la K1 essayée par le magazine Bike fut mesurée à 107, 9 ch sur le banc dynamométrique de Motad, puissance très suffisante pour lancer l'aérodynamique « Brick » à près de 240 km/h. Livrée neuve en France, cet exemplaire d'origine qui n'a couvert que 1 158 km au total est vendu avec ses manuels d'utilisation, son carnet d'entretien (non visé) et sa carte grise française normale.

Saleroom notices

  • 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.
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