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BMW K1 Charnwood Combination

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For those requiring something ‘unique’ in life … Country Classic Cars in Midhurst have been requested to source a new custodian for this fantastic BMW K1 combination with matching Charnwood sports sidecar registered March 1993. The BMW K1 appeared in 1988 and brought to market the first motorcycle with ABS brakes and controlled cat convertor. With a world beating drag coefficient of 0.34 and 100bhp it proved an instant success offering 74 ft lbs torque @ 6750rpm from a reliable 987cc in line four with 16 valves. Renowned for its reliability and long-distance touring capabilities the ‘top of the range’ K1 proved an ideal candidate for a sidecar and several manufacturers supplied ‘chairs’ including Jim Charnwood from his shop in Leicestershire. Performance is a given and its five-speed gearbox will finally run out of revs at 150mph although things are often more sedate with a side car combination.

This example is one of the very last of the 6921 built to leave the factory in 1993 and will be supplied with every MOT certificate to confirm the mileage at 67k miles; these engines are known for longevity with many owners exceeding 250k with ease. Everything operates correctly and the drivetrain pulls smoothly in all gears, the tyres are recent with plenty of tread whilst the current MOT goes to July 2021. The blue finish compliments the silver rims with extras that include deluxe seat, additional screen and touring luggage. A very special machine with a distinctive number plate, workshop manual and original owners-manual; this unique combination is available to view and priced to sell…

We are presenting this BMW K1 on behalf of the current owner and consider the sale price to be attractive and fair. Genuine interest is most welcome and for additional information please message with your email address for multiple detailed images and walk-round video; we will forward the file via ‘We Transfer’ a free to use and safe service. Country Classic Cars operate by appointment only and within current Government guidelines. Inspection most welcome but please bear the current situation in mind, especially with regards to test drives.

  • Direct Fuel Injection
  • Luggage Compartments
  • Manual Transmission
  • Wind Deflector
Motor Type Four-stroke horizontal four cylinder in-line engine, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke 67 x 70 mm (2.63 x 2.75 in)
Displacement 987 cc
Max Power 100 hp (74 KW) at 8,000 rpm
Max Torque 100 Nm / 74 ft lb at 6,750 rpm
Compression Ratio 11 : 1
Valves Per Cylinder 4
Valve Control DOHC, using drive chain and cup tappets
Carburation System Electronic injection, Bosch Motronic
Engine Lubricating System Wet sump
Power Transmission  
Clutch Dry single plate
Number of Gears 5
Year: 1993
Make: BMW
Model: K1
Body Style: Motorbike - sidecar
Mileage: 67395
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Condition: Excellent
Location: Midhurst, West Sussex
Price: £5,995
Drivetrain: RWD
Engine: 987cc 4 cylinder
MPG: 56 Town/City / 62 Motorway
Stock Number: 040820
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