BMW K100

BMW K100

Three different design versions have been built within the first years: K100, K100 RS and K100 RT. This is similar to the boxer tradition.

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Model year
1988
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Make
BMW
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Engine Power
89.33 HP (65.7 kW) @ 8000 rpm
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Top Speed
135.46 mph

Technical Specifications

Engine and transmission

  • Engine type:
    4 cylinders, 4-stroke, Inline
  • Displacement:
    987 cc (60.31 cubic inches)
  • Bore × stroke:
    2.64 inch × 2.76 inch (square)
  • Cooling system:
    Water cooled
  • Power:
    89.33 HP (65.7 kW) @ 8000 rpm
  • Torque:
    86 Nm (63.43 lb-ft) @ 6000 rpm
  • Throttle:
    Cable operated
  • Valve train:
    DOHC, variable
  • Valves per cylinder:
    2
  • Sparks per cylinder:
    1
  • Fuel supply system:
    Fuel injection
  • Compression:
    10.2:1
  • Engine mounting:
    Longitudinal
  • Lubrication system:
    Wet sump
  • Gear box:
    Manual 5-speed
  • Clutch:
    Dry, single plate, cable operated
  • Final drive:
    Shaft
  • Spark plug pipe type:
    NGK, D7EA
  • Motor oil:
    10W/40
  • Starter:
    Electric

Dimensions

  • Length:
    87.4 inch
  • Width:
    37.8 inch
  • Height:
    45.5 inch
  • Wheel base:
    59.7 inch
  • Ground clearance:
    6.89 inch
  • Seat height:
    31.9 inch
  • Curb weight:
    535.7 lbs

Chassis and suspension

  • Front
    Suspension:
    Cartridge
    Suspension travel:
    7.28 inch
    Brake:
    Twin Disk, Ø11.22 inch
    Tire:
    100 / 90 R18 R 56 H
    Tire pressure:
    0.18 PSI, with pillion: 0.18 PSI withpilion
  • Rear
    Suspension:
    mono shock, Mono arm
    Suspension travel:
    4.33 inch
    Brake:
    Disk, Ø11.22 inch
    Tire:
    130 / 90 R17 R 56 H
    Tire pressure:
    0.19 PSI, with pillion: 0.21 PSI withpilion
  • Frame type:
    steel, twin spar

Other

  • ABS available:
    No
  • Power-to-weight ratio:
    0.27 KW/lbs (3.70 lbs/HP)
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph):
    4.3 sec
  • Top speed:
    135.46 mph
  • Fuel capacity:
    5.81 gals
  • Number of riders:
    2 persons

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