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As a part of my 2016 Worldwide Apology Tour, I traveled to Amsterdam, Austin’s wet dream. Immediately upon arrival, I was overtaken by hordes of self-satisfied people going every-which-way on bicycles, smoking pot and unapologetically living a libidinous lifestyle. (It has it’s merits although I like my sins leavened with a dash of guilt.) Should I have been surprised to discover this vintage Chinese military motorcycle and sidecar? I guess it’s a clone of a BMW.
A few blocks from my vacation apartment I found quite a serious piece of work. If I have identified it correctly as a BMW K100, it was built between 1982 and 1992, with 987 cc’s. It was a new engine design with the advantage that the power shaft comes out the back in line with the driveshaft – a very efficient design. Double overhead cams and electronic fuel injection make good, smooth power.