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.
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!
|Engine type||Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication|
|Bore x stroke||80 mm x 64,3 mm|
|Rated output||175 hp (129 KW) at 9,250 rpm|
|Max. torque||103 ft-lb (140 Nm) at 8,250 rpm|
|Compression ratio||13.0 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3|
|Maximum speed||Over 125 mph|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h||50 mpg, at a constant 55 mph|
|Fuel type||Unleaded premium only.|
|Alternator||three-phase alternator 580 W|
|Battery||12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated|
|Gearbox||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox|
|Frame||Bridge-type frame, cast aluminum, load-bearing engine|
|Front wheel location / suspension||BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Cast 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 / rear||4.5/5.3 inches (115 mm/135 mm)|
|Wheelbase||62.4 inches (1,585 mm)|
|Castor||4.1 inches (104.4 mm)|
|Steering head angle||60,4°|
|Rim, front||3,50 x 17"|
|Rim, rear||6,00 x 17"|
|Tyres, front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tyres, rear||190/55 ZR 17|
|Brake, front||Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper|
ABS STANDARD (part integral, can be switched off)
|Length||85.9 inches (2,182 mm)|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||35.6 inches (905 mm)|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||48 inches (1,221 mm)|
|Seat height, unladen weight||32.3 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 weight||71.3 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 weight||1,014 lbs (460 kg)|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||573 lbs (206 kg)|
|Usable tank volume||5 gallons (19.0 liters)|
|Reserve||Approx. 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
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.