BMW K 100 LT: review, history, specs

Class: tour
Production: 1986-1991
Predecessor: BMW K100RT
Successor: BMW K1100LT

BMW K 100 LT (Europe, USA), 1986-1991

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
Europe1986 – 1991Name: BMW K100LT
Model code: K569
USAJuly 1986 – March 1991Name: BMW K100LT
Model code: K569

Specifications


BMW K100LT: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2220 mm / 87,4 in
Overall width920 mm / 36,2 in
Overall height1155 mm / 45,5 in
Seat height810 mm / 31,9 in
Wheelbase1516 mm / 59,7 in
Ground clearance175 mm / 6,9 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight283 kg / 624 lbs
293 kg / 646 lbs – K100LT (ABS)
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular space frame, engine serving as load bearing component
Front suspension, travelTelescopic fork 41 mm, 185 mm / 7,3 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW Monolever (adjustable), 110 mm / 4,3 in
Front tire size100/90 V18
Rear tire size130/90 V17
Front brakeDouble disc, 285 mm, 2-piston calipers (from 1988, option: ABS-I)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper (from 1988, option: ABS-I)
Fuel capacity22,0 l / 5,81 US gal (reserve – 5,0 l)
Fuel economy4,4 l / 100 km (90 km/h)
5,9 l / 100 km (120 km/h)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement4-cylinders in-line, longitudinally installed
Bore & Stroke67,0 x 70,0 mm
Displacement987 cm³ (60,2 cu in)
Compression ratio10.2:1
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Max. power90,0 hp (66,0 kW) / 8000 rpm
Max. torque86,0 Nm (8,7 kg-m) / 6000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)4,1 sec
Top speed209 km/h (130 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Bosch LE-Jetronic
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, cable operated
Transmission5-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V


4.500
2.960
2.300
1.880
1.670
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemAII-electronic, breakerless microprocessor controlled digital system
AlternatorThree-phase generator, 14V / 460W
Battery capacity12V-20Ah

Images


BMW K100LT: images, gallery.

BMW K100LT
BMW K100LT
BMW K100LT

Videos


BMW K100LT: video.

Manuals


BMW K100LT: documentation.

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