Rare 1990 BMW K1 in Red/Yellow on eBay
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Now just keep telling yourself that. Joking aside these are extremely rare bikes and they grow on you after looking at the pictures for a bit (it was either that or the gin and tonic). Approximately 600 were brought into the U.S. and the production run from 88-93 produced less than 7000 world wide. If you are interested in one of these bikes I'm sure you are up on their history. For the gawkers, the K1 was conceived to change the publics' image of BMW motorcycles. Along the way the vision got a little cloudy and what the world got was a high speed sports tourer with alot of high tech features and styling that was, well, different. The styling actually had a purpose though. BMW had committed to the EU limit of a 1oohp and they saw aerodynamics as the way to get more speed with less ponies.
Enough of the history lesson, here is what the seller has to say:
Mint condition. Collectible. Garage kept and has never seen rain for the last 10 years that I've had the bike. Includes original rider's seat pillion, rear saddle bags, owner's manual, tool kit and both keys.
Aftermarket options lovingly applied include:
- Clear coat paint (to protect the original paintwork)
- Daytime running lights
- Air horn
- Second 12V auxiliary jack (for radar detector, etc.)
- OEM BMW logo reflectors
- High-intensity driver's light
- Bodywork heat shields (dealer installed)
This is just a small portion of what the seller has listed on the Ebay auction, he has a quite a write up on the bike.
Plenty of people are interested in the bike as the bidding looks pretty active so far. The reserve is still on so there is still time to sneak in there and get yourself some rare German engineering.
I include this video for not only the bike but maybe more importantly your dose of Tarzan Boy for the day (you can thank me later). What people listen to in their cars will never cease to amaze me.