Post Listing Update: Thought it’s been relisted several times, this MKM has not been able to get a buyer at the BIN of $24,500.
The Krauser name is best known for luggage, but in the early 80s Mike Krauser decided that he wanted to build a world-beating road bike. He started with his favorite road bike at the time, a BMW R100S, and then developed an incredible frame around the motor. The result was dubbed the Krauser MKM 1000, and it was a well-built exotic that would set you back a healthy $14,000.
The MKM was well received by the press thanks to unique style (like a purple frame!), excellent craftsmanship, and the fact that it put out more power than any production airhead at the time – 70 horsepower. The bump in power was due to optional proprietary Krauser 4 valve heads, but unfortunately they did not prove to be reliable over time. For more on this rare German, check out this great period review of the BMW Krauser MKM 1000 from Motorcyclist back in 1980. It should be noted that in the review, they say that 100 examples would be built but it looks like almost 240 ended up in production.
This example (VIN: 7AT01H37X19009042) has 29,586 miles on the odometer and it looks to be in generally good shape with the expected cosmetic wear of a 37 year-old machine. There’s fading on some of the decals but overall it looks just fine. Find this Krauser for sale in Auckland, New Zealand with a BIN of $24,500 or best offer