BMW K1300S HP vs. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R vs. Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa | A Fast Getaway

Major Miles on the World’s Quickest Production Bikes

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Kevin Wing

ERGOS

BMW K1300S HP
Price: $20,255

TECH SPEC

BMW K1300S HP
PRICE: $20,255
Engine type: l-c inline-four
Valve train: DOHC, 16v
Displacement: 1293cc
Bore x stroke: 80.0 x 64.2mm
Compression: 13.0:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 6-speed
Measured horsepower: 142.9 bhp @ 9500 rpm
Measured torque: 72.3 lb.-ft. @ 6800 rpm
Corrected ¼-mile: 10.26 sec. @ 135.57 mph
Top-gear roll-on 60-80 mph: 2.60 sec.
Fuel mileage (hi/low/avg.): 47/35/41 mpg
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension: Duolever with ESA II
Rear suspension: Paralever with ESA II
Front brake: Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs with ABS
Rear brake: Brembo two-piston caliper, 265mm disc with ABS
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Metzeler Sportec M3
Rear tire: 190/55ZR-17 Metzeler Sportec M3
Rake/trail: 29.6°/4.1 in.
Seat height: 32.3 in.
Wheelbase: 62.4 in.
Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 565/535 lbs.
Colors: Alpine White/Lupine Blue/Night Black
Availability: Now
Warranty: 36 mo., 36,000 mi.
Contact: BMW of North America
P.O. Box 1227
Westwood, NJ 07575
800.831.1117
www.bmwmotorcycles.com




Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
Price: $14,899

ERGOS

TECH SPEC

KAWASAKI NINJA ZX-14R
PRICE: $14,899
Engine type: l-c inline-four
Valve train: DOHC, 16v
Displacement: 1441cc
Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 65.0mm
Compression: 12.3:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission: 6-speed
Measured horsepower: 183.9 bhp @ 10,200 rpm
Measured torque: 108.9 lb.-ft. @ 7500 rpm
Corrected ¼-mile: 9.69 sec. @ 148.7 mph
Top-gear roll-on 60-80 mph: 2.55 sec.
Fuel mileage (hi/low/avg.): 43/30/37 mpg
Frame: Aluminum monocoque
Front suspension: Kayaba 46mm fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Nissin four-piston calipers, 310mm discs
Rear brake: Nissin two-piston caliper, 250mm disc
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Metzeler Sportec M5
Rear tire: 190/50ZR-17 Metzeler Sportec M5
Rake/trail: 23.0°/3.7 in.
Seat height: 31.5 in.
Wheelbase: 58.3 in.
Fuel capacity: 5.8 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 582/547 lbs.
Colors: Metallic Spark Black, Candy Surf Blue, Golden Blazed Green
Availability: Now
Warranty: 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA,
9950 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618
949.770.0400
www.kawasaki.com




Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
Price: 13,999

ERGOS

TECH SPEC

SUZUKI GSX1300R HAYABUSA
PRICE: $13,999
Engine type: l-c inline-four
Valve train: DOHC, 16v
Displacement: 1340cc
Bore x stroke: 81.0 x 65.0mm
Compression: 12.5:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission: 6-speed
Measured horsepower: 166.3 bhp @ 9500 rpm
Measured torque: 101.2 lb.-ft. @ 6900 rpm
Corrected ¼-mile: 9.89 sec. @ 141.7 mph
Top-gear roll-on 60-80 mph: 2.49 sec.
Fuel mileage (hi/low/avg.): 48/39/43 mpg
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension: Kayaba 43mm fork with adjustable spring preload, compression, and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Tokico four-piston calipers, 310mm discs
Rear brake: Tokico single-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone BT-015
Rear tire: 190/50ZR-17 Bridgestone BT-015
Rake/trail: 23.4°/3.7 in.
Seat height: 31.7 in.
Wheelbase: 58.3 in.
Fuel capacity: 5.5 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 581/548 lbs.
Colors: Glass Sparkle Black, Pearl Glacier White
Available: Now
Warranty: 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact: American Suzuki Motor Co.
P.O. Box 1100
Brea, CA 92822
714.996.7040
www.suzukicycles.com

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