Lot 107 - 1989 BMW K1 Motorsport
|Odometer reading||23,638 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,490|
The K1 was designed by BMW as a high-speed sports tourer, designed to change the motorcycle media and buying public's mind of BMW as only a manufacturer of flat-twin tourers. Based on the previously introduced BMW K100, the K1 was designed for comfortable high speed Autobahn cruising at speeds of up to 150 mph, the radical aerodynamic design was a seven piece fibreglass structure, creating a class leading drag coefficient of 0.38. It was mated to a stiffened chassis, that included a single sided Paralever swing arm, designed to stop shaft drive induced pitch and dive under heavy acceleration and braking. Although expensive and either loved or hated, the short production run created the result that the motorcycling press and public never had the same view of BMW motorcycles again.
To this day the K1 turns heads with its 80's sports bike styling and looks of going fast even when stood still! This example is presented in red with yellow decals and has recently had a new battery and water pump fitted by our vendor. Within the history file the original rider's handbook can be found accompanied by old MoT test certificates. Upon request this bike started immediately and is offered with an MoT test certificate until August 2019. This is an iconic BMW motorcycle offered at no reserve and sure to attract significant interest.
Guide price £7,000 - £12,000
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