1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287

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Lot 163
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike
Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287

US$ 35,000 - 45,000
£ 27,000 - 35,000
Amended
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike
Frame no. 1009283
Engine no. 6395287
Michael Krauser won the German sidecar racing championship from 1955 to 1958 'driving' works BMWs. In the 1960s he ran a team of Rennsport outfits with other riders and in the 1970s he not only managed BMW factory sidecar racing teams but in 1972 he also developed his first removable, injection-molded plastic side cases. His luggage became synonymous with BMW but simultaneously 'kits' were created for numerous other manufacturers. Finally, he decided to build his own motorcycles...

First, he built a road racing motorcycle with a BMW 1,000 cc boxer engine...with that experience behind him he sought help from three engineers to build a street bike. Alfred Halbfeld, Klaus Pepperland Michael Neher of development firm HPN. Her remained tight with BMW and they provided mechanical parts including complete R100RS engines, transmissions and final drives, forks, handlebars, switchgear and brakes. Even the exhaust and mufflers are BMW, but they are mounted a new way.

This second generation MKM is one of perhaps 200 built but only one of 13 exported to the USA in 1982. This superb, rare bike had Krauser 4-valve cylinder heads a long time ago, perhaps even before it was first delivered. In addition, it has a pair of 40 mm Dell'Orto PHMs, a BMW 336Rs sport cam and Ducati-Conti-style stainless steel mufflers installed. It is being offered by the current owner who has had it in his possession for over 20 years and has maintained in tip-top condition. It lacks for nothing and should be looked at very carefully by any serious BMW afficianado for it's an opportunity unlikely to be repeated.

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  • Please note, this bike is titled under its engine number.
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1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
1983 Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve Superbike Frame no. 1009283 Engine no. 6395287
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