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K Bike Power Curves

Summary:

              Max
Peak Torque Peak Power Redline Continuous
RPM N-m ft-lb RPM hp kW RPM RPM
K75 6,750 68 50 8,500 75 55 8,700 8,600
K100 6,000 86 63 8,000 90 66 8,600 8,500
K1/RS4V 6,750 100 74 8,000 100 74 8,900 8,500
K1100 5,500 107 79 7,500 100 74 8,900 8,500

Idle: The idle spec for all Ks is 95050 RPM but I generally set it a little higher up to 1,200 RPM on K75s to reduce the lag when starting off.

Low RPMs: All of the BMW rider manuals recommend a minimum 1,500 RPM when riding but in practice I've found that a 2,500 RPM minimum is generally more useful.

High RPMs: As you can see from the maximum continuous RPMs above, K engines are designed to run at high RPMs so don't be shy with the throttle. My saying for this is "It's not a Toyota Camry, don't ride it like one."

K75

Since K75 torque is flat below 4,500 RPM it's a good idea to ride in a lower gear above 6,000 RPM in turns in order to get higher torque coming out of the turn.

K100:

K1/K100RS4V:

K1100:

 

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