Turbo Beemer – 1985 BMW K100RS

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Post-Sale Update: After 19 bids on eBay, this BMW K100RS sold for $4,049.

The BMW K100RS was widely praised when it was released, though purists were terrified of what a BMW without the boxer engine would be like. The company apparently pulled it off, as the K series (affectionately known as the Flying Brick) instantly won Bike of the Year. An excellent sport-touring bike, there are plenty of examples that have over 100k miles on the clock. BMW even lopped off one of the cylinders and created a 750cc variant, which some people say is the one of the smoothest engines ever put into a bike.

BMW K100RS - Front Left

Back to the 1000cc bike, though. The engine was actually based on an existing Peugeot car engine, and it was one of the first bike to feature fuel injection. The RS model has a slightly longer gear ratio than the other models, as it was designed to be the ‘sport-tourer’ of the range. This was a well spec’d bike, with twin-pot Brembos front and rear, stainless steel exhaust, Nikasil liners, adjustable headlight, Hella accessory leads, and even a whopping 460 watt alternator.

BMW K100RS - Turbo

The reason we feature this specific BMW K100RS is because it goes one step further. Just 200 turbo kits were produced by RB Racing on behalf of Luftmeister, and one of those kits is attached to this bike. RB Racing has a very interesting story – we highly recommend checking out their website for some laughs. This bike has just 29,000 miles, and features plenty of extras, like a Corbin seat, Fox rear shock, and Luftmeister 4 into 1 exhaust. It was repainted 5 years ago in a lovely Crimson Splash.

BMW K100RS - Left Side

Find this BMW K100RS for sale with bidding up to $2,425 in Norristown, Pennsylvania

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