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BMW K1100
Spec Sheet & Production Information Page

(significant changes between 1993 & 1994-7 models are noted in italics)
by Ted Verrill


Type liquid-cooled, four stroke inline 4-cylinder
Bore x stroke 70.5 mm x 70.0 mm
Displacement 1093 cc (1993 - 1092cc)
Horsepower 100 Bhp @ 7750 rpm (1993 - 100 Bhp @ 7500 rpm)
Torque 77.3 lb.-ft. @ 5500 rpm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Valve Gear DOHC, chain-driven
Valves per cylinder Four
Carburetion and ignition fuel injection and electronic ignition controlled by Bosch Motronic MA 2.2 engine management system (1993 - MA 2.0)
USA Fi changed in 07/93 - K1100RS change after #6496035, K11LT change after #0300994.
Fuel Capacity 5.2 US gallons including 1.3 gal. reserve
Air Filter Micronic plate-type paper element
Charging system 14 V, 50 Amp Alternator (700W)
Battery BMW Mareg, 19 Amp/h low maintenance
Cooling System Liquid cooled controlled via thermostat


Primary drive Helical-cut gears with tensioner
Clutch 180 mm dry, single plate with diaphragm spring
Gear Ratios
1st gear - 4.49:1 4th gear - 1.88:1
2nd gear - 2.96:1 5th gear - 1.61:1
3rd gear - 2.30:1
Drive System enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints and integral torsional damper
Final Drive spiral bevel gears, 2.81:1 ratio (31/11) (1993 - 2.82:1/2.75:1)


Frame Tubular steel, engine as a structural component
Front Suspension telescopic fork with progressive spring action, refillable "cartridge type damper" system
Travel / Dimensions 5.3 inches / 41.7 mm stanchion tube diameter
Rear Suspension Patented BMW Paralever swingarm and shaft drive, single shock with variable rebound damping
Travel / Dimensions 4.7 inches, progressive spring, 5 positions


Brake System BMW / FAG anti-lock brake system ABS II (1993 - ABS 1)
Front Brakes two 4-piston calipers, wear compensation
Front Rotors dual 12.0 inch floating rotors
Rear Brake one double-action 2-piston caliper
Rear Rotor single 11.2 inch diameter fixed rotor

Wheels and Tires


Front Wheel 3.50 x 17 MT-H2, cast alloy, 3-spoke U-profile
Rear Wheel 4.50 x 18 MT-H2, cast alloy, 3-spoke U-profile (K1100RS)
Front Tire 120/70 - VR 17 tubeless
Rear Tire 160/60 - VR 18 tubeless



Overall Length 87.8 inches (2230 mm)
Overall Width 31.66 inches (803 mm) (over mirrors)
Wheelbase 61.6 inches (1565 mm) (unladen)
Ground Clearance 4.9 inches (125 mm) (unladen)
Seat Height 31.5 (800 mm)
Steering Angle 64 degrees
Front Wheel Trail 3.74 inches (95 mm) (with rider)
Dry Weight 564 lbs.


Standard Equipment ABS II (1993:ABS I), full fairing with adjustable wind spoiler, power accessory socket, stainless steel exhaust with catalytic converter, "U" profile 3-spoke cast wheels, flasher system, fuel & coolant temperature gauges, adjustable front brake lever.
Optional Equipment Suggestions Saddlebags, saddlebag luggage net, city cases, 22 liter top box, saddlebag & top box liners, tank bag, luggage rack, heated handlebar grips, lighted ignition key, alarm system, garage door opener for alarm remote controller, front & rear mud flap, BMW U-lock, motorcycle cover, additional power accessory socket, LT comfort seat, tank bag electrification kit.

Available Colors


658 Marrakech Red
670 Classic Black
694 Mystic Red
704 Graphite Metallic
706 Palmetto Green Metallic
711 Night Black/Arctic Silver Metallic (special edition)
691 Silk Blue

K1100RS & K1100LT Production Dates & Numbers

Model Serial Number Range Model Year Model Code
K 1100RS 6495501 - 6496035 93 0532
K 1100LT 0300001 - 0300994 93 0536
K 1100RS 6496036 - 6496337 94 0532
K 1100LT 0300995 - 0301527 94 0536
K 1100RS 6496338 - 95 0532
K 1100LT 03001528 - 95 0536
This list is not complete. If you happen to know where I can find major changes and mid-year upgrades made to the K1100 series by date and serial number, please e-mail me.


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