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BMW K1 Gallery

The BMW Kl was the solution to a serious problem that faced Europe's largest motorcycle manufacturer in the late 1980s. Although well-established the product line-up was looking increasingly tired and dated. Their range of K100, K75 and flat-twin touring roadsters enjoyed a solid reputation for quality engineering and reliability. However, the market was experiencing unprecedented demand for large capacity sports bikes. In comparison to the sports flagships of the Japanese, BMW's bikes appeared tame and a touch staid. The company needed a new pure sports motorcycle. In 1989, they unveiled the Kl, and what a striking, sensational-looking motorcycle it was.

Bike Image Description
  • Engine - 987cc, liquid cooled, DOHC, in line horizontal four
  • Bore x Stroke - 67 x 70mm
  • Top Speed - 149mph (238kph)
  • Dry Weight - 245kg (540 lb)
  • Standing Quarter Mile Time - 11.5sec
  • Launched - 1989
  • Maximum Power - 100bhp @ 8000rpm
  • Wheelbase - 1565mm (61.6in)
  • Gearbox - 5 speed
  • Final Drive - shaft
  • Fuel Consumption - 45mpg
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