1989 BMW K1 Martin Brune

In Custom, Germany, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

I’ve featured plenty of BMW K1s on Bike-urious, but this variant was new to me. Per the seller, “Georges Martin (Noted French frame builder, not legendary English musical producer) built motorcycle frames throughout the 1970s, 1980s, early 1990s. This particular bike is associated with Brune, a German motorcycle performance company. The kit was purchased from US BMW gurus Luftmeister (think turbo kits for Beemers), and hand assembled like any early spec Bimota. The builder of this rare Martin Brune (Manfred Brown) feels there may only be 10 left of the 50 he built. ”

I’ve shared my thoughts on the K1, but I suspect many of them would not be relevant here considering the modifications: the full chromoly, polished nickel frame, hand-formed aluminum tank, removable tail section, Force Italia fork, WP shock, PVM wheels, and RB exhaust. Then there’s the crazy paint job: “the original owner had laid out the color blocking and told the painter to source “BMW Motorsport colors”. And that he did, but not the Motorrad colors as expected but the car colors were used creating the combination seen here!”

This example is VIN: HBM0987451248862239. The seller acquired it fifteen years ago from a private party on the East Coast. The odometer shows 25,195 miles. Find this K1 for sale in Elmhurst, Illinois with bidding up to $7,900 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.

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