2014 BMW K 1300 S

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With its sporty allure, strong engine and avant-garde style, the 2014 BMW K 1300 S is ready for fun every time you jump on its back.

This sporty ranger is powered by a 1293 cc, water-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line, four-cylinder-engine with four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication. Fire it up and you’ll be assaulted by a herd of 175 mechanical horses and a maximum torque of 103 Ft-Lb (140 Nm) at 8,250 rpm.

This strong engine is linked to a throaty hexagonal exhaust and delivers a top speed of over 125 mph. All this madness is kept in check by a constant mesh six speed gearbox with a hydraulically operated multiple-disc clutch.

Needles to say that the BMW K 1300 S is offered with all the technologies expected from a high class motorcycle including ABS as standard with ASC and ESA optional.

The 2014 BMW K 1300 S is offered with a starting price of $15,750.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 BMW K 1300 S.

Overview

BMW K 1300 S

The interceptor. The athlete. Aerodynamic, avant-garde. Do you know of another sporty bike with this profile? A bike that develops such pulling power with 175 hp that it take the heat out of many a 200 hp bike? But a bike you can still take out on a quick trip simply because it has great everyday suitability? At the same time a technological treat?

The reasons: 103 ft-lb of torque from 1,293 cc – and at 8,250 rpm too. With a throaty sound from a cool, hexagonal tube. With catalytic converter and exhaust valve. And with fuel consumption and exhaust emission values which would suit many a machine with half the dynamic performance.

With this jet, the whole concept of speed moves into a new dimension. This in-line 4-cylinder delivers its power in such a way that you can almost feel it when standing still. That’s because within the engine speed ranges in which you move more than 80% of the time – i.e. the lower and medium speed ranges – it delivers performance from the first yard. The real thing. And in terms of safety features, this machine is unique: ABS as standard with ASC and ESA optional. And the extras are amazing: race through the gears with the gear shift assistant, pure racing in view with the 2D HP dashboard.

The BMW K 1300 S: supreme power with the sportiest of understatement. Why not try it out right away!

Specifications

BMW K 1300 S
Engine typeWater-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke80 mm x 64,3 mm
Displacement1.293 ccm
Rated output175 hp (129 KW) at 9,250 rpm
Max. torque103 ft-lb (140 Nm) at 8,250 rpm
Compression ratio13.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementElectronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Maximum speedOver 125 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h50 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel typeUnleaded premium only.
Alternatorthree-phase alternator 580 W
Battery12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
ClutchMultiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox
DriveShaft drive
FrameBridge-type frame, cast aluminum, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspensionCast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut with lever system, spring pre-load adjustable hydraulically (continuously variable) at handwheel, adjustable rebound damping
Suspension travel front / rear4.5/5.3 inches (115 mm/135 mm)
Wheelbase62.4 inches (1,585 mm)
Castor4.1 inches (104.4 mm)
Steering head angle60,4°
WheelsCast aluminum
Rim, front3,50 x 17"
Rim, rear6,00 x 17"
Tyres, front120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear190/55 ZR 17
Brake, frontTwin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS STANDARD (part integral, can be switched off)
Length85.9 inches (2,182 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors)35.6 inches (905 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors)48 inches (1,221 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight32.3 inches Standard; optional seat height 31.1 inches (available as accessory and/or factory option, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight71.3 inches Standard; optional inner leg curve (inseam) 68.9 inches (seat available as accessories and/or factory option, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)560 lbs (254 kg)
Dry weight 2)503 lbs (228 kg)
Permitted total weight1,014 lbs (460 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment)573 lbs (206 kg)
Usable tank volume5 gallons (19.0 liters)
ReserveApprox. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)
Price$15,750 (including ABS)

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids

Verdict

BMW K 1300 S

The BMW K 1300 S is a cool super tourer that delivers great performances that are close to what you get from an aggressive sport bike. What sets it apart from a true sport motorcycle is the fact that it doesn’t leave the comfort aspect behind, offering a pretty relaxed riding position that is great for longer journeys.


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