BMW developed the liquid-cooled, in-line four cylinder 1000cc K 100 to change the two-wheel world's idea that they only could make flat-twin tourers.
The K-1 took that platform into the sport class.
To cope with the 100 bhp limit, the designers used aerodynamic wheel and body fairings to create one of the slipperiest production bikes with a drag coefficient of 0.34 with the rider prone.
Though rumored to have issues with heat build-up, secondary vibration and panel cracking, the bike forever changed the image of the two-wheeled Beemer.
Initially supplied with un-BMW color and graphics, Phil's 1993 in Silk Blue -- one of only twenty to make it to the US -- is nicely understated and must be a real sweet ride.