|Engine no.||104E134990 2081|
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. Produced for only four years, the K1 is already one of the more collectible of post-war BMWs, as well as remaining a thoroughly capable sports-tourer.
This K1, with very few miles on the odometer is in "like new" condition. It turns out that this custom color scheme was applied by the British importer to just a few models. An eminently enjoyable bike to use while its collectability will only increase over time.