The BMW K75 was a straight-three-cylinder, 75hp customary motorbike obtainable within the U.S. from 1990 to 1995. Developed alongside the bigger and extra highly effective K100 however launched later, the K75 was designed to be a extra direct competitor to the bikes popping out of Japan on the time by being lighter, smoother, and extra nimble than its sibling. This was primarily completed by eradicating one cylinder from the “Flying Brick” engine, named such for its rectangular form, and including a steadiness shaft to counter the vibration of the three cylinders.
So far as the value is worried, it would simply be a case just like that of the (in)well-known third-pound burger, or it could simply be self-fulfilling hype (or lack thereof) that markets generally create on their very own. Nonetheless, good used K75s can presently be discovered for wherever between $2000 and $4000, whereas the K100 can pattern nearer to $5000, and even increased.
Whereas the market appears to worth the K100 greater than the K75, the extra you get to know the 2 bikes, the tougher it’s to see why, other than a number of particular areas: energy and measurement — the K100 is healthier endowed on each fronts, although you’re left with worse agility, warmth, and vibration. Apart from, there’s solely a lot energy you want in your day-to-day using, and in order for you more room to hold individuals, you possibly can simply purchase a automobile from the identical period for the same worth.
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