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    price of a 1991 K75 RT when new ??

    I bought a 1991 K 75 RT in Late august of this year . I'm wondering how much it would have sold for when new.. With all the saddlebags , fairing ,and windshield ,and being a BMW ,I think it should have been priced similar or more than an equivalent Harley . My neighbor swears his brother bought one for $ 7,000 when new back in 1991.
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    That is probably about right. And there is no such thing as an "equivalent Harley."
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    From what I've been able to find, list price in '91 was in the neighborhood of $10-11,000 (16,700DM).




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    Not sure of the source for this, but this page also lists 16900 DM for the bike...not specifically for the '91 model but for the range:

    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/specpages/K75RT.htm
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    This ad show's starting around $5990. 1990 year I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinterridge View Post
    This ad show's starting around $5990. 1990 year I believe.

    1990-BMW-K75RT.-Cheaper-Than-A-Psychiatrist.jpg
    $5,990 is for the basic K75.
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    The receipt shows we paid $8,870 for our 1991 K75S bikes with ABS.
    ABS was a $1,000 option.
    We also got bag mounts, luggage rack, heated grips, BMW tank bag, accessory plug and labor.
    I would think the RT would have been $1,000 more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The receipt shows we paid $8,870 for our 1991 K75S bikes with ABS.
    ABS was a $1,000 option.
    We also got bag mounts, luggage rack, heated grips, BMW tank bag, accessory plug and labor.
    I would think the RT would have been $1,000 more.
    Interesting that it would be ~$18,021 in 2021's dollars. A 20220 new base RT is $19,695... heck of a deal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drneo66 View Post
    Interesting that it would be ~$18,021 in 2021's dollars. A 20220 new base RT is $19,695... heck of a deal!
    Without ABS our K75Ss would have been $7,870 with the options I listed and labor.
    Try finding a base model RT at any dealer
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    Here's a PDF showing the 1991 prices.
    pricelist91.pdf

    Here's the site where I found the 1991 price list.
    http://www.beemergarage.com/sales_brochures.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Here's a PDF showing the 1991 prices.
    pricelist91.pdf

    Here's the site where I found the 1991 price list.
    http://www.beemergarage.com/sales_brochures.html

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    My '86 K75T was half that! And it only lasted 370,000 miles with no engine or transmission repairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    That is probably about right. And there is no such thing as an "equivalent Harley."
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    My '86 K75T was half that! And it only lasted 370,000 miles with no engine or transmission repairs.
    Did you ask for your money back? Actually, I think these numbers show one of the reasons the K75 was not upgraded to a four-valve design along with the K100's - price. Lopping of one of four cylinders doesn't cut production costs by 25% and I think a lot of people saw the K100s as a better value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Here's a PDF showing the 1991 prices.


    Here's the site where I found the 1991 price list.
    http://www.beemergarage.com/sales_brochures.html
    Another price list from the same site shows $9,490 for a 1991 K75RT with ABS.

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    I had no idea those K bikes were that much new.
    I got my 1990 K75 RT for $2800 with 10 K miles on it in 2011.
    I'm a cheap bastard I'll admit
    I have never bought anything high dollar new, My Irish background coming out.
    I bought that Kawasaki below from a dealer with 11K on it for $6200 out the door in 2018, in pristine condition, its not quite that way now,BTW
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