2012 BMW K Review


The 2012 BMW K features a stylish and sporty looking bike that delivers a tremendous amount of power. The entire line of bikes delivers high performance, supreme handling, and are overall very visually appealing. There are four distinct models for the BMW K: 2012 BMW K 1300 S, 2012 BMW K 1300 S HP (limited edition), 2012 BMW K 1600 GT, and the 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL. These four bikes represent a unique and powerful sport and touring bike from BMW. This impressive line was first introduced in 2005 and over the years has made minor changes and upgrades to increase user ride ability and enjoyment.

The 2012 BMW K 1300 S offers riders a perfect blend of performance and power. The engine is a 1293cc four stroke engine that is capable of producing 175 hp which delivers an exhilarating ride. The Automatic Stability Control (ASC) helps to provide excellent traction and ride stability even when riding in less than ideal conditions. This bike also features the electronic suspension adjustment system which delivers one smooth and exhilarating ride. All of these luxury features combined with the high levels of comfort helps to deliver a bike that handles with precision and promises to always deliver a smooth and reliable ride.

Visually speaking, this bike is such a joy to glance out. From the fine sleek lines, to the high gloss lacquered coat to the sporty styled seats gives the 2012 BMW K a very sharp and pristine look. Three sharp color choices are available for the 2012 line and all of these colors are sure to delight just about anyone.

The 2012 BMW K is fully loaded and no details are left unattended. This bike is sure to deliver a ride that one will not forget. From the daily commute to the long haul on the open road, riders will find that the 2012 BMW K to produce a one of a kind ride.

New For 2012

  • Limited edition model which is the BMW K 1300 S HP. The limited edition is loaded luxury features such as carbon parts for the front wheel cover, rear seat cowling, sport silencer and a padlock stand. The limited editions also come with a unique numbered plaque. Only 750 models are available.
  • Color choices include Alpine White, Deep Night Black and Lupine Blue.
  • Tire pressure monitor system is available on select models.
  • Heated grips are now offered on selected models and comes standard on the 2012 BMW K 1300 S.

2012 BMW K Specs

  • Model: 2012 BMW K 1300 S
  • Engine Type: 1293cc four cylinder four stroke water cooled
  • Bore and Stroke: 80mm x 64.3 mm
  • Compression ratio: 13.0:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electronic intake with digital management
  • Transmission: Six speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 50 miles per gallon (MPG)
  • Brakes (Front): Twin floating disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Rear single disc
  • Suspension (Front): BMW Motorrad Duolever
  • Suspension (Rear): Single sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 62.4 inches
  • Rake: 60.4 degrees
  • Trail: 4.1 inches
  • Seat Height: 32.3 inches
  • Curb Weight: 560 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70ZR-17
  • Tires (Rear): 190/55ZR-17


  • HP Race power kit that optimizes all the engine properties and increase the range of torque. Used to gain extra speed and performance and ideal for those planning to race the bike on a closed course.
  • Custom foot rest system that is made of high quality impact resistant aluminum. Enhances comfort level of the rider.
  • Carbon seat covers that help to protect the seat from normal wear and tear. These custom seat covers are made from a UV resistant material which extends the life and look of the seat.
  • A tinted windscreen is available for that extra sense of style. These larger windscreens also help to protect the rider from wind and other elements on the open road.
  • Custom waterproof cover designed to keep the bike warm and dry and safe from the weather elements. Has a durable outer shell and a soft inner liner and is ideal for parking the bike outdoors in bad weather.

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