MW widens its K-bike customer base with more ponies, improved mechanical refinement, additional options and, yes, normal turn signals!
Only the heavies: Kawasaki's ZX-14R and Suzuki's GSX1300R Hayabusa.
|Price ||$15,250 |
|Engine type ||l-c inline four |
|Valve train ||DOHC, 16v |
|Displacement ||1293cc |
|Bore x stroke ||80.0 x 64.3mm |
|Compression ||13.0:1 |
|Fuel system ||EFI |
|Clutch ||Wet, multi-plate |
|Transmission ||6-speed |
|Claimed horsepower ||175 bhp @ 9250 rpm |
|Claimed torque ||103 lb.-ft. @ 8250 rpm |
|Frame || Aluminum twin-spar |
|Front suspension ||Duolever with single shock and ESA II |
|Rear suspension ||Paralever with single shock and ESA II |
|Front brake ||Dual four-piston calipers, 320mm discs |
|Rear brake ||Single two-piston caliper, 265mm disc |
|Front tire ||Metzeler Sportec M3 120/70ZR-17 |
|Rear tire ||Metzeler Sportec M3 190/55ZR-17 |
|Rake/trail ||29.6 deg./4.1 in. |
|Seat height ||31.1-32.3 in. |
|Wheelbase ||62.4 in. |
|Fuel capacity ||5.0 gal. |
|Claimed dry weight ||520 lbs. |
|Colors ||Light Grey Metallic, Lava Orange Metallic, Grey/Red |
|Available ||Now |
|Warranty ||36 mo., unlimited mi. |
BMW of North America, LLC
200 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
Verdict 4 stars out of 5
A big-inch Bavarian sportbike that's fun for grown-ups.