BMW K1300S HP | First Ride

The Ultimate Riding Machine?

By Bradley Adams, Photography by Joe Neric

Tech Spec

Evolution
BMW’s K-spec sport-tourer, blessed with damn near everything in the accessory catalog.
Rivals
Honda VFR1200F, Kawasaki ZX-14 & Concours 14, Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa, Triumph Sprint GT

Tech
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
Claimed horsepower 175 bhp @ 9250 rpm
Claimed torque 103 lb.-ft. @ 8250
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 29.6º/4.1 in.
Seat height 32.3 in.
Wheelbase 62.4 in.
Fuel capacity 5.0 gal.
Claimed curb weight 560 lbs.
Colors White/blue/black
Available Now
Warranty 36 mo., 36,000 mi.
Contact BMW of North AmericaP.O. Box 1227Westwood, NJ 07575 800.831.1117 www.bmwmotorcycles.com
Verdict 4.5 out of 5 stars
A good performance value if you can afford it.

By Bradley Adams
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