K 100 RS ABS: Bob Henig
1989 BMW K 100 KS ABS #0044843
987cc A30 Inline Four 90 hp @ 8,000 rpm
Mother of Pearl/Bermuda Blue
In 1988, the K 100 RS introduced the world’s first motorcycle anti-lock brakes on a special-edition K 100 RS ABS with Mother of Pearl/Bermuda Blue paint, sport suspension, and Pirelli radial tires. [The K 100 LT was also offered with ABS.] The example seen here is owned by Bob Henig, whose Bob’s BMW dealership advocated for ABS when the bikes were new. “We guaranteed they wouldn’t be unhappy, and that we’d refund the difference if they were,” Bob says. “Not a single customer asked for their money back.”
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