We logged a few hundred miles on the $15,250 K1300S at BMW's press launch in Santa Barbara, California. And unlike a lot of sportbikes, the S bike has ergonomics on its side. With a no-cost choice of a standard or low-height saddle, plus a generously sized cockpit, the new bike welcomes both long and short of leg. Thumb the starter and the fuel-injected inline-four growls to life. A longer stroke, stepped intake ports, butterfly exhaust power valve and shorter, catalyst-equipped muffler all broaden the torque spread, and the new bike has a wonderfully useful powerband, peaking with an alleged 103 lb.-ft. of torque at 8250 rpm and 175 bhp at 9250 rpm.