1993 BMW K1 Hedingham Sidecar Outfit
Here we have a very well put together BMW Sidecar with the excellent Hedingham single seater, anyone who has used a sidecar before will appreciate the extra confidence provided by the unit leading link forks. The fittings are all stainless steel and as you cans see in the pictures the bike comes with a full set of BMW panniers. There is also a Tourneau cover for the sidecar and a comfort seat on the bike. The outfit will have a full 12 month MOT upon sale.
Launched in 1989, the K1 represented BMW’s bold attempt to create a hyper-sports flagship model using its K-Series 980cc four-cylinder engine. The latter had been around since 1983 and for the futuristically styled K1 was up-rated with a 16-valve cylinder head and Bosch electronic fuel injection. For the K1, the K-Series frame was stiffened, the steering geometry altered and BMW’s Paralever rear suspension incorporated, while anti-lock brakes were optional. Despite BMW’s self-imposed horsepower ceiling of 100bhp, Bike magazine’s test K1 recorded a maximum output of 107.9bhp on Motad’s dyno, which was sufficient to propel the aerodynamically efficient ‘Brick’ to a top speed of around 150mph. Arguably more important than the headline speed figures was the manner in which this performance was delivered, Bike‘s tester Phil West being highly impressed by the way in which the wind-tunnel developed fairing made 120mph seem like 60, and at a mere 7,500 rpm as well. Produced for only four years, the K1 is already one of the more collectible of post-war BMWs.