04 June 2009

KingCast says, "And the winner is..... the BMW K75T!"

I always liked these machines, so I think I'll buy one.

"Don't you want to ride it first,?" the guy says.

"Dude, I know what it is."

Here's the K75 Wiki.

"The K-bikes brought unprecedented refinements in the motorcycle world including: computer-controlled fuel injection, catalytic converter, all stainless steel exhaust, rust-free aluminum fuel tank, anti-lock brakes or ABS, mono-shock absorber, rear wheel attached by a mono-arm, tool-free adjustable headlight, 460 watt alternator, cigarette lighter accessory plug-in, self-cancelling signal lights. It took more than two decades for other brands to catch-up. The new engine of the K75 produced some of the lowest vibration of any motorcycle ever made. It was superior to the K100 which was designed a few years earlier. These amenities came at a price: US$10,000 for a K75S with fitted options in 1992."

All K75 models share the same drivetrain. They are powered by a 740 cc inline three-cylinder, Bosch fuel injected, engine. The US EPA specific engine produce 68 hp (51 kW) while all others produce 75 hp (56 kW). It utilizes a five-speed transmission and a shaft-driven final drive. The engine used by the K75 is often described as "bulletproof," indicating that it is quite reliable. This engine has an advantage over the K100's larger four-cylinder because it has inherently small secondary imbalance, and perfect primary balance via counter rotating balance shaft, as opposed to the K100's inline four cylinder engine, a type noted for its secondary imbalance vibration.

The engine sound
actually reminds me very distinctly of the Jetson's hovercars -- that high-pitched whining putt-putt is almost exactly the sound of this motorcycle accelerating slowly away in first gear.

1 comment:

Christopher King said...

It doesn't have nearly the power of the Clydesdale but believe me it will get out of its own way.

It is the Gentleman's Express.