The BMW K75 was a standard motorcycle produced by BMW Motorrad from 1985 to 1995. At the time of its introduction, the K75 was BMW’s cheapest motorcycle. It offers a claimed acceleration of 060 mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h).
Various models of the K75 were produced.
K75, with no fairing
K75T, US only model with a windscreen, touring bags, engine crash bars, and rear top case
K75C, with a small handlebar mounted ‘cockpit’ fairing
K75S, with sports fixed fairing and lower bars
K75RT, with full fairing for ‘road touring’
S and RT versions have a rear disc brake and 17 inch rear wheels whereas the others have a single leading shoe drum brake and 18 inch rear wheels. A stiffer, “anti-dive” front suspension was added to the S and RT model. Later RT version has a windshield that can be raised or lowered. Some taller riders complain of wind buffeting with the smaller S model stock windscreen.
All K75 models share the same drivetrain. They are powered by a 740 cc liquid-cooled inline three-cylinder engine with Bosch fuel injection. The US EPA specific engine produce 68 hp (51 kW) while all others produce 75 hp (56 kW). It utilizes a five-speed transmission with a dry clutch and a shaft-driven final drive. The engine is oriented longitudinally to lower the center of gravity and allow the most efficient power transfer to the shaft drive.