Dimensions & Weights

Overall width:
K100RS 800 mm (31.5 in)
K75 S 810 mm (31.9 in)
All other 75 models 900 mm (35.4 in)
K100 RT, K100 LT 920 mm (36.2 in)
K100 960 mm (37.8 in)
Overall height:
K75, K75 T N/Av
K100 1155 mm (45.5 in)
K100 RS 1271 mm (50.0 in)
K75 S 1290 mm (50.8 in)
K75 C 1300 mm (51.2 in)
K100 RT, K100 LT 1460 mm (57.5 in)
Seat height:
Unladen 810 mm (31.9 in)
Length:
Overall 2220 mm (87.4 in)
Wheelbase:
with rider weighing 165 lb (75 kg) seated 1511 mm (59.5 in)
Ground clearance:
with rider weighing 165 lb (75 kg) seated 150 mm (5.9 in)
Kerb weight-machine with full fuel tank, tools etc:
K75 T N/av
K75, K75 C 503 lb (228 kg)
K75 S 518 lb (235 kg)
K100 527 lb (239 kg)
K100 RS 558 lb (253 kg)
K100 RT 580 lb (263 kg)
K100 LT 624 lb (283 kg)
Gross weight limit - total of machine, passenger(s) and luggage:
75 models, early 1 00 models 992 lb (450 kg)
Late 100 models (including all K100 LT) 1058 lb (480 kg)

Note: 100 models only-refer to machine's handbook, to the plate riveted to the frame, and/or label under seat for precise details. The weight limit was altered early in 1985 but a higher limit may be used only if the maximum axle loads of 441 lb/200 kg (front) and 694 lb/315 kg (rear) are not exceeded, and that suitable tyres (see Chapter 9 - Wheels & Brakes - Specifications) are used. If in doubt, check with a BMW dealer or the importer.

The history of BMW

1925

"Dashboard" of the R25

Carburetor or "Vergaser" of the R25