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Steel tube spaceframe. Zinc primer and polyester powder coating. TUV approved.


Glassfibre reinforced polyester, manufactured by hand, 2-pack paint finish.


New or used BMW K-Series, all models: 1200cc 16 valve 130bhp+; 1100cc 16 valve 100bhp+; 1000cc 16 valve 98bhp+; 1000cc 8 valve 90bhp.
Motronic digital engine management.


Several gearbox options, five and six-speed gearbox available


BMW bikes use a single dry plate, car-like clutch. Up-rated all metal unit for longer life also available. Operation of the clutch is cable on the pre 1200 models, and hydraulic on the post 1200 models.


Front suspension: Double wishbones in oval tubing with inboard concentric coil springs and dampers. Anti-roll bar. Optional adjustable dampers.
Rear suspension: BMW Para-lever (early 8-valve models use Mono-lever). Concentric coil spring and adjustable damper standard.


Front brakes: Girling single piston sliding calipers with hand brake. Optional AP racing opposed twin-piston alloy callipers with Brembo mechanical rear handbrake.
Rear brake: BMW K-series 290mm disc, twin opposed piston non-floating calliper.


Aluminium race type, centre pinion 2.5 turns lock to lock. Right or left-hand drive. Collapsible safety steering column.

Wheels and Tyres

Front: Cast aluminium 7x15 with 195/50 ZR15 tyres.
Rear: Aluminium 3 piece split rim 7.5x15 with 195/55 ZR15 tyre (pre 1200 model) or 7.5x16 with 205/50 ZR16 tyre (for 1200cc model only).

Fuel tank

Aluminium, 28-litre capacity.


Dry weight: 395kg. average

Maximum total weight: 600kg. including passenger and luggage.

Length overall: 353cm. (1200/6: 363cm).

Wheelbase: 270cm. (1200/6: 287cm).

Maximum overall width: 176cm.

Performance: 0-60 mph approx. 5 seconds (K1100).

Maximum speed: approx. 130mph (K1100).

Economy: fuel consumption 35-50mpg.


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