2009 BMW K1300S & GT - Bavaria Mans Up

By John L. Stein, Photography by Jonathan Beck, Kevin Wing

Tech Spec

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.

By John L. Stein
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