One Owner – 1989 BMW K100RS Special Edition

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The BMW K100RS SE, or Special Edition, was a limited run of the K100RS that featured a lovely blue and white paint job, hand drawn pin stripes, and color-matched hard luggage. It also just happens to be the first production motorcycle with ABS.

The BMW K100RS SE featured a 987cc liquid-cooled inline-4 engine, which was a stressed member of the frame. Nowadays it’s a great budget sport-tourer with a reputation for reliability. There weren’t many flaws, though it was a bit heavy and early models had some vibration problems – especially when compared with the ultra-smooth K75. Still, it’s a properly good-looking 80s bike and the luggage adds tremendous practicality. For more on the K100RS, check out this Retrospective on Rider magazine.

I personally prefer the K75 over the K100, but this example is hard to pass up thanks to the accessories and excellent care taken by the one owner. Highlights of the extra pieces include a BMW tank bag, Staintune exhaust, Euro headlight switch, BMW battery charger, OEM tool kit (with extra tools), throttle lock, and a Corbin seat in addition to the OEM blue unit. The drivetrain has less than 50,000 miles and the seller includes a list of all maintenance in the ad – if only every advertisement was like this.

Find this K100RS SE for sale in Mahomet, Illinois for $3,000 here on ADVRider (registration required).

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