Is BMW K100 good?

What makes the BMW K100 a good buy? “They were very well made and the second hand values are still relatively low. It’s a bike that’s built to last and is arguably more reliable than the Japanese bikes of a similar age. Regularly ridden machines are usually better buys than bikes that have been sitting in a shed”.

How much is a BMW K100 worth?


Excellent $6,320
Very Good $3,475
Good $2,500
Fair $1,625
Poor N/A

Is the BMW K100 fast?

The BMW K100 is a family of four-cylinder 987 cc motorcycles that were manufactured by BMW from 1983 to 1992….BMW K100.

Manufacturer BMW
Bore / stroke 67 mm × 70 mm (2.6 in × 2.8 in)
Compression ratio 10.2:1
Top speed 137 mph (220 km/h)

What does the K stand for in BMW motorcycles?

As is the case with its cars, BMW Motorrad uses an alphanumeric naming system for their motorcycles. Between those extremes, you have bikes starting with the letter S (four-cylinder sport motor), R (opposed twin-cylinder), G (single cylinder), F (parallel twin-cylinder), and K (three or more cylinders).

Are BMW K bikes reliable?

According to latest Consumer Reports customer satisfaction poll, BMW is dead last when it comes to reliability. It seems like newer Beemers are plagued with reliability issues and owners are not happy about it. Ducati is not far ahead, with similar issues reported.

How much does a BMW K100 weight?


Make Model BMW K100 RS
Wheelbase 1516 m /59.7 in.
Ground Clearance 175 mm / 6.9 in.
Seat Height 810 mm / 31.90 in. (760 mm / 29.9 in for low seat model)
Wet Weight 249 kg / 548 lbs

What does XR stand for BMW?

The BMW F 900 XR. Higher, faster, further. XR stands for the uncompromising combination of athleticism and long-distance performance: Adrenaline for days, curve for curve. On the F 900 XR, you can keep hunting these curves without stopping – mile after mile. Even its thrilling design promises pure performance.

What is the most reliable BMW motorcycle?

R 1150 GS
But for maximum peace of mind, the R 1150 GS is arguably the most reliable used BMW motorcycle.

How long do BMW motorcycles last?

BMW motorcycles are generally very durable and can be seen lasting about 200,000 miles easily; however, this does vary depending on the model, how well the bike is maintained and the style of riding it is subject to. If you average 4000 miles per year a well-kept BMW motorcycle can last 50 years.

How much horsepower does a BMW K100 have?


Make Model BMW K100 RS
Starting Electric
Max Power 65.6 kW / 90 hp @ 8000 rpm
Max Power Rear Wheel 61.7 kW / 83.9 hp @ 8250
Max Torque 86 Nm / 8.8 kgf-m / 63 ft-lb @ 6000 rpm

What is a cafe racer style motorcycle?

A café racer is a genre of sport motorcycles that originated among British motorcycle enthusiasts of the early 1960s in London. Noted for its visual minimalism, a 1960s café racer would typically be an English parallel twin motorcycle with low-mounted clip-on or “Ace” handlebars with rear-set footrests.

When did the BMW K100 motorcycle come out?

The BMW K100 is a family of four-cylinder 987 cc motorcycles that were manufactured by BMW from 1983 to 1992.

Is the BMW K75 the same as the K100?

The K75 had the same wheelbase, seat height, and steering geometry as the K100. According to BMW, 80 percent of the K75’s parts are interchangeable with the K100’s. The K75’s radiator and fuel tank were smaller than those on the K100.

How much boost does a BMW K100 have?

All of the K1000 / K1 / K1100 kits produced had split intercoolers. The initial kits for the K1 / K1000 / K1100’s were designed to run 8 psi of boost with the stock injectors which were rated at about 14.5 lbs/hr at 36 psi. At 8 psi on the 4 valve the bike required no modifications at all and was fast enough to embarass a lot of bikes.

Where is the intercooler on a BMW K100?

The first K100’s we built had a one-piece intercooler placed in front of the radiator. After about 20 kits were made we found out from a customer in Texas that in the Summer heat the bike would run hot so we split the intercooler core allowing air a direct path to the radiator…bye bye overheating.