At the end of the 1980s, the high-horsepower superbike category belonged to the Japanese motorcycle makers. But Germany’s BMW was about to unleash — in the words of Monty Python — something completely different. The BMW K1 is a motorcycle that 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 150 mph and up. The radical aerodynamic design was a seven piece fiber glass structure, creating a class leading drag coefficient of 0.38. It was mated with a stiffened chassis, that included a single sided "Paralever" swingarm, designed to stop shaft drive induced pitch and dive under heavy acceleration and braking, the first use of this on a K-series bike. The short production run created the result that the motorcycling press and public never had the same view of BMW motorcycles again. The K1 shattered the perception of BMW producing only conservatively styled touring and sport touring motorcycles. The K1 differed from the K100 in engineering terms, being designed for high speed and hence with many components either replaced or upgraded. This is one of those collectable bikes that you just don't see on the showroom floor of your local dealership. Fully serviced, and ready to turn heads!! Each bike goes through rigorous inspection, cleaning and examination before we feel comfortable considering it a part of our inventory and available for sale. Once we are through with our thorough inspections and cleanings and the bike has been approved for sale, we photograph it from all angles. The picture views assure to our clients that the bike is in good condition and there are no flaws to hide, which is important to both us and to our online buyers. Be sure to check out brennys dot com for this, and lots of other bikes, scooters, and ATVs!!
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