BMW's K1 Was The Future of Motorcycles Nobody Wanted! - gallery

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  • BMW's K1 Was The Future of Motorcycles Nobody Wanted! - gallery
  • BMW's K1 Was The Future of Motorcycles Nobody Wanted! - gallery
    BMW K1
    Produced between 1988 and 1993, it was BMW's first attempt at a sports bike to attract a younger audience
  • BMW's K1 Was The Future of Motorcycles Nobody Wanted! - gallery
    Radical Design
    Because of an agreement to limit bikes to 100bhp in Germany, BMW resorted to aerodynamics for speed. Unfortunately, the bodywork also trapped heat from the engine
  • BMW's K1 Was The Future of Motorcycles Nobody Wanted! - gallery
  • BMW's K1 Was The Future of Motorcycles Nobody Wanted! - gallery
    Toned Down
    Later models had more restrained colours. The bike lost a lot of its impact.
  • BMW's K1 Was The Future of Motorcycles Nobody Wanted! - gallery
    BMW K100
    An answer to the ageing boxer-twin, the lay-down four cylinder mounted longitudinally was certainly a departure. but the K100 was more touring than sports, hence the K1's existence
  • BMW's K1 Was The Future of Motorcycles Nobody Wanted! - gallery
    Futuristic
    The K1 was nothing if not ahead of its time. The only problem is, it was too far ahead, never mind being too slow and heavy.
  • BMW's K1 Was The Future of Motorcycles Nobody Wanted! - gallery
  • BMW's K1 Was The Future of Motorcycles Nobody Wanted! - gallery
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