BMW K 75 C Review from United States of America

1990 BMW K 75 C

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired29000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda GL1000


The perfect bike for people that like to ride a bike, not work on it


The bike needed a new drive line and master brake cylinder when purchased.

It has a small oil leak from the weep hole at the bottom of the engine, from the oil/coolant pump.

These are about the only things that go wrong with this model.

Like anything, if it's been sitting the seals and gaskets can dry out.

General Comments:

The K75, (the flying brick!), has been called the longest running, most dependable motorcycle ever made by anyone, including BMW. Regular maintenance will keep them running forever.

There's a guy on the BMW owners of America website that put 375,000 miles on a K75! And it was killed in action in an accident!.

These bikes run anywhere from $2500 to $5000, used. I think they're the best buy for a used bike. I use it for commuting with the panniers on, and take 'em off on the weekend for the twisties!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2008

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 1 review