Background - The BMW K1300S
BMW announced updates to the K 1200 series at the
2008 Intermot show in Germany. They sent us 85
pages (!) of information covering the BMW K 1300 S,
BMW K 1300 GT and BMW K 1300 R, with even a little S
1000 RR thrown in for good measure.
This much information means that BMW is counting
on this as a major
release. But...we can't help but wonder if this
is a case of "too much, too late"?
With the global economic meltdown of 2008,
worldwide extreme fuel prices and the difficult loan
situation in many countries, a $20k bike with a 1300 cc
engine may not be the
best strategy. Meanwhile, at least in North
America, dealers are completely sold out of smaller,
fuel-efficient 125 cc
to 500 cc motorcycles for the first time in decades,
due to the new riders coming online and high fuel
prices motivating buyers to look for MPG rather than
In any case, the production schedule for the new K 1300 series
was probably set several years ago, so there isn't
much that BMW can do about it. And 1300 cc
should be quite a kick...may as well go down in
flames as the world comes to an end!
Here is an
edited version of their information on the revised K
1300 S; we'll follow up with the rest of the new K
1300 series as soon as we can wade through the rest
of the 85-page press release
covering these new models.
BMW K 1300 S
The New BMW K 1300 Series
The significantly updated and upgraded successor to
the BMW K 1200 S is proudly celebrating its world
debut at the 2008 INTERMOT motorcycle show: the new
K 1300 S, the most powerful and fastest BMW the
world has ever
As a milestone in the BMW Sports Encounter World
and with engine output of 129 kW (175 hp) combined
with overall weight of 254 kg (560 lb) including
fuel, this truly supreme motorcycle offers the
utmost in dynamic performance and sporting riding
features. Launching this new model, Europe’s
largest and most successful motorcycle manufacturer
is once again increasing its leadership in the
topmost class of sporting high-performance machines.
Conceived consistently as a sports machine, the K
1300 S has not only maintained, but in many areas
even enhanced the qualities of its predecessor.
As a result, this new high-performer combines
fascinating and innovative technology of the highest
caliber with outstanding all-round qualities and
On the road this means even greater riding
precision and agility, even more dynamic power and
performance, and, at the same time, the superior
safety and ease of control in all situations so
typical of a BMW.
Like its predecessor, the K 1300 S does not make
any compromises, but rather brings together even
more consistently than before all the virtues of the
most dynamic motorcycle in the K-Series: sporting
and dynamic performance combined with superior
comfort, playful and easy handling.
This is also enhanced with absolute riding
stability, supreme top performance in conjunction
with perfect everyday riding qualities, an even more
slender and sporting look with optimized protection
from wind and weather, plus sophisticated
Taking up a great tradition of BMW Motorrad, the
new K 1300 S stands out through qualities typical of
BMW such as a long service life, ease of
maintenance, optimum emission management by means of
a fully controlled three-way catalytic converter as
well as maximum active safety when applying the
brakes ensured through the most progressive brake
system currently available in the market: BMW
Motorrad Integral ABS featured as standard.
As in the past, BMW, through the K 1300 S, offers
the only sports motorcycle in this segment with a
maintenance-free drive shaft.
Featuring innovative top-end technology, optimum
riding qualities, an even more dynamic look and
performance enhanced to an unprecedented standard,
the K 1300 S impressively renders the BMW Sports
Encounter World, clearly maintaining BMW’s strong
leadership in the upper sports segment.
The main objective in developing the new K 1300 S
was to create an even more supreme motorcycle with
enhanced riding qualities ensured by an even more
powerful and harmonious torque curve and a higher
standard of riding comfort.
Increasing engine capacity to 1,293 cc while
maintaining maximum engine speed of 11,000 rpm
ultimately led to a significant improvement of
performance, power and torque. In its
fundamental qualities, the K 1300 S is based on the
proven drivetrain configuration and engine
arrangement of its predecessor, using the existing
advantage of a low centre of gravity made possible
by the extreme angle of the cylinder bank tilted 55°
to the front and allowing very low arrangement of
At the same time the new K 1300 S benefits from
the very slender engine block allowing a very low
angle in bends for a truly sporting and dynamic
style of riding.
In its suspension and running gear the new K 1300
S – by far the lightest 1,300-cc model in this
segment at 228 kg/503 lb dry weight – applies a
successful concept combined with proven modules and
components. One example in this context is the
extra-low V-shaped radiator interacting with the
wheel supports to provide an ideal configuration of
the frame above the cylinder head and, as a result,
reducing the overall width of the machine.
And with the frame profiles merging smoothly at
the rear, the K 1300 S enables the driver to hold
his knees tightly together, ensuring optimum contact
with the motorcycle under all conditions. The
active, dynamic and forward-looking seating position
is tailored fully to the rider, but nevertheless
allows a relaxed and comfortable style of
motorcycling at all times.
So while being unusually dynamic and sporting,
the K 1300 S is almost playful and certainly very
safe in its behavior, guaranteeing stress-free
riding pleasure even in sporting style.
Innovations on the running gear and electronics.
The upgraded front-wheel Duolever suspension makes a
significant contribution to the outstanding riding
qualities of the K 1300 S.
The newly developed, lower longitudinal arm now
made of a forged aluminum alloy ensures an even more
sensitive and transparent response, further
enhancing the leadership of BMW Motorrad in the area
of suspension technology.
The spring/damper set-up is firmer than before
also in the interest of even better feedback.
The K 1300 S is available with second-generation
Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA II) as an
option, a further development and improvement of the
original ESA suspension introduced for the first
time in series production on the K 1200 S.
Applying the most advanced CAN-bus technology,
the progressive on-board network allows a wide range
of functions and facilitates the diagnostic
procedures usually required by intelligently
connecting the machine’s electrical and electronic
Even more dynamic
performance, particularly at lower and medium
engine speeds, thanks to the increase in engine
Engine output 129 kW
(175 hp) at 9,250 rpm, maximum torque 140
Newton-meters (103 lb-ft) at 8,250 rpm.
Increase in torque by
more than 10 Newton-meters (7.4 lb-ft) all the
way from 2,000–8,000 rpm.
Fulfillment of the
strictest environmental standards through newly
harmonized Digital Motor Electronics.
charge cycle for even better performance on less
system with a new rear muffler and
electronically controlled flap management plus a
fully controlled three-way catalytic converter.
improving the dosage of gas and engine power.
maintenance-free shaft drive with a new,
two-stage drive shaft.
Even greater riding
precision combined with maximum riding stability
ensured by optimized Duolever front wheel
suspension with new set-up of the lower
set-up for even better feedback.
provided by optimized suspension geometry,
optimum mass distribution and a fully harmonized
thanks to the low centre of gravity.
balanced seating position for a relaxed but
active style of riding.
adjustable second-generation ESA II suspension
and ASC Anti-Spin Control as an option.
generation of switches with optimised
High standard of
active safety provided by integral ABS
(semi-integral) featured as standard.
CAN-bus technology for superior function with a
smaller number of cables and low weight.
immobilizer featured as standard.
Assistance for shifting up without the slightest
interruption of power as special equipment.
Wide range of
standard features and special equipment tailored
to the K 1300 S with the usual high standard
offered by BMW.
Second-Generation, 1300 cc Powerplant
The second generation of BMW Motorrad’s
four-cylinder power units has been upgraded and
updated in the interest of even more power and
performance, extra torque, and supreme riding
Displacement of the four-cylinder inline power
unit in the K 1300 S is up by 136 cc from 1,157 cc
to 1,293 cc. Maximum output is 129 kW (175 hp)
at 9,250 rpm, maximum torque of 140 Newton-meters or
103 lb-ft comes at 8,250 rpm.
In absolute figures, this is an increase in
engine output by 6 kW (8 hp) and an increase in peak
torque by 10 Newton-meters (7.4 lb-ft). While
the former K 1200 S had to be revved up to 10,250
rpm to develop its maximum output, the power unit of
the new K 1300 S develops its maximum power at a
relatively low 9,250 rpm.
A further significant advantage is that more than
70 per cent of the engine’s maximum torque is
available from just 3,000 rpm, with 10 Newton-meters
or 7.4 lb-ft more torque available all the way from
2,000–8,000 rpm versus the K 1200 S.
The objective in developing the new model was
obviously to enhance the already high standard of
riding dynamics and sporting characteristics through
power and performance easy to handle at all times.
And weighing 82.8 kilos/182.6 (K 1200 S: 81.3
kilos/179.3, in each case including the clutch,
gearbox and oil), the upgraded power unit of the K
1300 S remains one of the lightest engines of its
size in the market.
Like the previous model, the K 1300 S benefits
above all from its carefully conceived overall
configuration as well as the space-saving
arrangement of ancillary units and the integrated
gearbox. In all, this makes the entire
drivetrain very compact, with ideal concentration of
all masses in the middle of the machine.
And as on the K 1200 S, the overall width of the
power unit, measured on the level of the crankshaft,
is 430 millimeters or 16.9". The perfect
interaction of technical solutions and optimum
integration of the engine and running gear already
featured on the K 1200 S is fully retained on the K
In the process of upgrading the power unit of the
K 1300 S, the engineers at BMW Motorrad have given
particular emphasis to supreme riding qualities.
Hence, the combustion chambers on the four-cylinder,
the intake camshaft angle and the valve timing as
well as the stroke of the outlet valves have been
modified accordingly, with the outlet valve springs
being re-set from the ground up.
Running in anti-friction bearings, the connecting
rods are extra-light forged components made of
heat-treated steel. Measuring 119 millimeters or
4.68" in length (K 1200 S: 120 mm/4.72"), they keep
lateral forces acting on the pistons to a minimum
and guarantee superior engine refinement despite the
Together with their anti-friction bearings, the
conrods weigh just 404 grams (K 1200 S: 413 grams).
In usual BMW style, the upper conrod opening comes
with a bearing bush conceived for a service life of
more than 100,000 kilometers or 61,000 miles.
Newly developed lightweight box-type pistons
measuring 80 millimeters or 3.15" in diameter, with
a short piston apron and two slender piston rings
optimized for minimum friction as well as a slender
oil scraper ring, serve to increase cylinder stroke
and, accordingly, the capacity of the engine.
BMW K 1300 S in Granite Grey Metallic/Light Grey
Metallic with Magma Red highlights.
Balance Shafts for Engine Smoothness
The balance shafts turn twice as fast as the
crankshaft. To minimize any noise or sound
waves generated in the process, the balance weights
are connected to the balance shafts by means of
Split horizontally along the middle of the
crankshaft, the cylinder crankcase is made of a
high-strength aluminum alloy. Made of a
die-casting, the compact upper section forms an
extra-stiff composite unit comprising the four
cylinders and the upper bearing support for the
Dry Sump Oil Supply
The K 1300 S features dry sump lubrication
introduced on the K 1200 S and
proven over many years – the same technology as is
largely used on racing
Apart from superior operating qualities and
reliability even under
extreme conditions, dry sump technology quite unique
in this segment keeps
the crankcase low and flat and therefore ensures a
low position of the engine
and a low centre of gravity.
By leaving out the
usual oil sump, the entire engine
may be fitted 60 millimeters or 2.36" lower down
than a conventional power
The oil reservoir comes in a tank fitted in the
frame triangle behind the engine. A dual oil
pump operating at the rear of the crankcase and
driven by a chain from the clutch shaft draws in
lubricant from the oil reservoir and feeds the
compressed oil first to the oil filter (main flow
Easily and conveniently accessible from outside,
the oil filter is positioned on the lower left side
of the crankcase. From there the compressed
oil flows into the main oil pipe in the crankcase
and is spread out through internal holes to the
The oil flowing back, in turn, gathers at the
lowest point in the crankcase formed by a bulge in
the lower lid. The second pump then delivers
the oil flowing back first to the oil cooler and
from there to the oil tank, forming a reflow system
patented by BMW.
The larger oil cooler is integrated beneath the
headlight in the aerodynamically optimized front
fairing for superior aerodynamics. In the
interest of consistent lightweight technology,
finally, the oil cooler pipes are made of aluminum.
The oil level is checked conveniently and easily
by means of a transparent plastic pipe at the
outside of the oil reservoir. This patented
hose-like pipe also serves to drain oil from the
tank during maintenance. Capacity of the oil
tank is 4.2 liters or 0.92 imp gals. An oil
level warning system is available as an option in
conjunction with the likewise optional on-board
Optimum Location for Ancillary Units
To keep the engine as slender and compact as
possible, the electrical ancillaries and their drive
units are fitted behind the crankshaft in the open
space above the gearbox. The alternator, in
turn, is driven by the primary gear on the clutch,
developing maximum output of 580 W and maximum
electric power of 50 Amps.
The pre-shaft starter is connected to the engine
by a freewheel drive unit operating on the
alternator drive gear. Power transmission –
reinforced multi-disc oil bath clutch, optimized
cassette gearbox and HP Gearshift Assistant.
Gearbox and Shifting - The BMW Gearshift
The gearbox has been upgraded and modified for the
new K 1300 S, with
the shift forks, the shape of the dog-shift units
and the geometry of the gears
themselves being optimized in the process. The gears
are now contoured
differently at the rear and the shift forks come
with a three-point rest replacing
the former two-point base.
To reduce weight, the hollow shift cylinder is
made of high-strength aluminum alloy and runs in
anti-friction bearings. The shift forks are
made of steel and are lubricated by compressed oil.
To reduce the length of the gearbox, the two
gearbox shafts are positioned above one another.
The gears themselves are in straight-tooth
configuration benefiting not only the degree of
efficiency but also the overall width of the
The K 1300 S features a new shift lever with an
ergonomically optimized pivot point. Together
with the likewise new anti-friction bearing for the
shift lever this ensures an even more precise and
faster gearshift than before. At the same time
gearshift travel is even shorter and more dynamic.
For the first time in the history of large-scale
motorcycle production by BMW and, indeed, for the
first time in series production worldwide, the rider
of the K 1300 S is able to shift up with the help of
the optional HP Gearshift Assistant without
operating the clutch and, accordingly, without the
slightest interruption of traction and pulling
To perform this operation the ignition and fuel
supply are interrupted for fractions of a second in
the shift process. The HP Gearshift Assistant
introduced for the first time on the HP2 Sport comes
together with the sports footrests available as
special equipment. Shaft drive to the rear
wheel – optimized and quite unique in the sports
New Exhaust System With Three-Way Catalyst
On the revised exhaust system of the K 1300 S the
four individual manifolds of exactly the same length
merge initially into two pipes beneath the gearbox
and then into one single pipe leading on into an
extra-large, newly developed rear muffler
The muffler is significantly shorter than on the
former model and now finished in sporting hexagonal
design offers a capacity of 9.1 liters (K 1200 S:
9.5 liters) despite its short length and works
according to the reflection principle.
Both the outer skin and the all-new interior of
the rear muffler now much lighter than before are
made of top-quality stainless steel. The
metal-based catalytic converter with 200
cells/square inch is integrated exactly at the point
where the manifold merges into the rear muffler and
comes with a coating of rhodium and palladium
combining superior temperature resistance with a
long service life.
Full maintenance of the strictest noise and
emission limits, despite the increase in engine
power and performance, is ensured on the K 1300 S
for the first time at BMW by a butterfly in the
collector pipe electronically controlled and opening
up the full cross-section of the exhaust manifold as
a function of increasing engine speed.
At low to medium engine speeds the variable
cross-section remains relatively small to build up
greater ram pressure in the interest of extra torque
and pulling force, while the full cross-section
opened up at higher engine speeds serves to develop
maximum power and a sporting sound.
Apart from making an important contribution to
the even more muscular torque curve and improving
the motorcycle’s riding characteristics in the
process, the new muffler offers a powerful sound
pattern full of character but nevertheless in full
conformity with legal standards.
And last but certainly not least, the hexagonal
shape of the muffler allows the rider to lean over
to a low angle in bends for a sporting style of
The entire muffler system made of stainless steel
weighs a mere 9.4 kilos/20.7 lb (K 1200 S: 10.4
kilos/22.9 lb) and is therefore the lightest and
most compact exhaust system with a fully controlled
catalytic converter in this segment of the market.
All other manufacturers require an exhaust system
with two mufflers. The K 1300 S is also
available with a very light and sporting slip-on
muffler made of titanium and featuring a carbon
cover as special equipment from Akrapović.
Anti-Spin Control The K 1300 S comes as an option with ASC
Anti-Spin Control fitted at the factory and taking
the significantly greater power and torque of the
new four-cylinder into account.
Particularly on a high-torque motorcycle and on
road surfaces varying frequently, ASC is a very
sensible addition to ABS, preventing the rear wheel
from spinning when accelerating and thus losing
lateral stability, which otherwise might make the
rear end swerve out of control.
By comparing the speed of the front and rear
wheels with the help of the ABS sensors, the
electronic control unit determines when the rear
wheel is spinning, engine management taking back the
ignition angle and intervening in the fuel injection
process to reduce engine power accordingly.
The particularly sporting rider also has the
option to deactivate ASC while riding and is also
able to switch off ABS as long as the motorcycle is
at a standstill before setting out.
BMW K 1300 S Gearshift Assistant
Innovative suspension technology with optimized
suspension geometry, springs and dampers. The
suspension geometry of the new K 1300 S has been
upgraded in the interest of even more neutral
behavior in bends and an even higher standard of
agility. This is achieved by modifying the
wheel carrier in its production process and by the
use of a Duolever with a newly designed lower
With the K 1200 S entering the market in 2004 as
the world’s fi rst production motorcycle to feature
ESA Electronic Suspension Adjustment, the new K 1300
S now goes a step further four years later: As
before the springs and dampers may be adjusted
electronically at the touch of a button – but now
the spring rate may also be modified by the rider.
The front wheel suspension again features the
Duolever launched in 2004 as another world-fi rst
achievement, the lower longitudinal arm formerly
made of forged steel being replaced on the K 1300 S
by a new longitudinal arm made of forged light
This reduces unsprung masses by
approximately 1 kg in the interest of an even more
sensitive and transparent response and steering
behavior of the Duolever kinematics.
The rear wheel suspension uses BMW Motorrad’s
proven lightweight Paralever, the modified and now
even firmer set-up of the rear spring strut taking
the sporting and dynamic character of the K 1300 S
into account. Together with the rider’s
seating position, appropriate interaction of the
suspension and the position of the engine ensures
not only a low overall centre of gravity with ideal
mass concentration on the new K 1300 S, but also
perfectly balanced, ideal wheel load distribution of
As on the former model, the central load-bearing
component is the main frame in bridge configuration.
In this case the frame is a welded combination of
internal high-pressure molded elements (IHM
profiles) for the bent profile units at the side and
extrusion-pressed profiles together with die-cast
components for the frame head and the lower section
of the swing arm bearings.
The front suspension combines supreme stiffness
with minimum weight, since the design and
configuration of the wheel carrier may be freely
chosen also in its contours due to the cast
structure and may therefore be adapted precisely to
the force curves.
Appropriate wall thickness determined
specifically according to local load conditions
reduces the weight of the frame without forfeiting
any strength or stiffness. And taking the main
direction of forces into account, the longitudinal
arms are set up mainly to absorb forces in their
longitudinal direction, that is inbound and rebound
forces, a structure which again makes them
The lower longitudinal arm previously made of
forged steel is replaced by a light-alloy forging on
the K 1300 S. Through its light but nevertheless
extremely stiff configuration, this new arm
guarantees an even more sensible and transparent
response, at the same time reducing unsprung masses
by approximately 1 kg.
Hence, the overall structure weighs a mere 12.7
kg/28.0 lb, as opposed to 13.7 kg or 30.2 lb on the
K 1200 S. The geometry of the spring strut
pivot point follows a slight progression, with 115
mm or 4.52" of spring travel (60 mm/2.36" inbound,
55 mm/2.16" rebound). At 32 degrees right and
left, steering lock complies with the usual standard
in this class.
EVO Brake System
EVO brake system and BMW Motorrad Integral ABS both
featured as standard. The K 1300 S features
the EVO brake system already well-known from the
previous model and proven in the market everywhere,
that is the same superior system also featured in
BMW Motorrad’s other Boxer and K-Series models.
The brake lines on the EVO brake system are clad
in steel for extra protection, brake discs measuring
320 millimeters or 12.6" up front and 265
millimeters or 10.4" at the rear ensuring maximum
stopping power also from very high speeds and under
The EVO brake system has proven its additional
qualities such as the extremely fast build-up of
brake pressure and minimum operating forces even
when applying the brakes all-out in many tests.
Given all these qualities, the EVO brake system from
BMW – EVO stands for evolution – is already
acknowledged in the market as one of the safest and
most effective brake systems available.
The EVO brake system is featured as standard also
on the new K 1300 S together with BMW Integral ABS
likewise well-known from BMW’s other models, in this
case in the particularly sporting and dynamic
semi-integral variant. “Semi-integral” means that
when pulling the handbrake lever both brakes (on the
front and rear wheel) are activated while the
footbrake lever acts only on the rear-wheel brake.
Integral ABS was already adapted to the sporting
configuration and style of the K 1200 S and has now
been enhanced further in its control features.
Since the sports rider wants to be able to dose
the brakes smoothly and consistently with precise
feeling, specifically this requirement has been
taken into account, ensuring that even when applying
the brakes all-out on the K 1300 S there is
virtually no risk of the motorcycle toppling over.
This is also due to the low centre of gravity and
the particular geometry of the suspension
interacting with the kinematic configuration of the
Duolever. In other words, the rider is able to
make full use of maximum tire grip also in the ABS
brake mode, enjoying maximum safety even in an
extreme braking maneuver.
BMW K 1300 S Instruments
The K 1300 S boasts a brand-new generation of
switches and manual controls also to be introduced
on all upcoming BMW motorcycles.
Using MID (Moulded Interconnect Devices)
technology, the new switch units are far smaller and
more compact and stand out through an even higher
level of functional convenience, clear design and
optimum accessibility. The formerly separated
functions for the direction indicator lights left
and right are now grouped in one and the same
function on the left-hand side of the handlebar to
avoid any confusion of the direction indicators and
And as a further change, the hazard warning
flashers are now operated by a separate switch
within easy and convenient reach on the left-hand
handlebar control. The functions for the low
and high beam as well as the lights flasher are all
combined in one switch easy to reach with your left
To ensure even easier and more convenient
operation, the knob for the handlebar heating has
been moved up. And in accordance with
practical requirements, the functions for the
starter and kill switch are combined in one toggle
switch unit, ensuring that even with inadvertent
operation of the kill switch the starter with the
ignition interrupted cannot be operated by mistake
and subsequently empty the battery.
Operation of the ESA II and ASC systems, formerly
controlled by two separate switches, is now also
combined in one toggle switch. Given this new
technical configuration, the rider is able to
operate twice as many functions as before with the
same number of switches. This is an important factor
in handling future equipment not yet known today,
let alone fitted on the machine.
To begin with, the switch operating the heated
handles on the K 1300 S has been integrated in
compact dimensions and within easy reach on the
right-hand side of the handlebar. The
indicator showing the current position of the
handlebar heating switch, in turn, is now integrated
in the instrument cluster display.
The extra-light instrument cluster on the K 1300
S based throughout on digital technology comes with
a newly designed speedometer and rev counter as well
as the typical BMW Info-Flatscreen. This Information
Display offers the rider permanent information on
the temperature of the coolant, the remaining level
of fuel in the tank, the time of day, and the gear
currently in mesh.
For very sporting purposes and competitive events,
for example on the race
track, the new K 1300 S may be equipped with the HP
already well-known from the HP2 Sport as a special
Matching the sporting, dynamic appearance of the new
K 1300 S, this is the first model in BMW’s
four-cylinder series to be fitted as standard with a
LED rear light in clear glass look.
The use of light-emitting diodes taking the place
of conventional bulbs guarantees unimpaired and
maintenance-free operation, and extends the service
life of the lights several times over.
Options and Accessories Thanks to its sophisticated ergonomic qualities,
the sporting K 1300 S is fully suitable for long
distances and grand tours.
A new feature available for the K 1300 S is a
luggage rack upgrading the all-round and touring
qualities of the machine. Indeed, the new
luggage rack supplements the existing baggage
features already offered by BMW Motorrad in carrying
all kinds of luggage on the motorcycle.
Further customization is ensured by the usual
wide range of options and special equipment from BMW
Motorrad. Particularly the sports-minded rider
will therefore enjoy the new K 1300 S even more with
the HP Gearshift Assistant, the HP Info display as
well as HP trim components made of carbon.
Optional extras are delivered straight from the
factory and are fitted during the production
process. Special equipment is fitted by the
BMW Motorcycle Dealer also providing a wide range of
• HP forged wheels, front (3.50 x 17") and rear
(6.00 x 17").
Design and sound:
• HP carbon seat cover.
• HP carbon clutch cover.
• HP carbon heat protector for standard muffler
• Akrapović sports muffler (new).
• HP carbon tank cover (new).
• HP carbon wheel cover, front.
• HP carbon air box cover.
• Electronic immobilizer with remote control.
• Splashguard at the rear.
• First-aid kit, large/small.• Motorcycle cover.
Navigation and communication:
• BMW Motorrad (Garmin) ZUMO navigation and communication
unit, including support
Video: BMW K1300S (apparently made without
a sound track).
The color concept of the new BMW K 1300 S
accentuates the unmistakable character of this new
machine. The non-metallic colors form a strong
and powerful contrast to the black surfaces at the
front, giving the K 1300 S an even more compact and
agile look from the side.
The colors available are Light Grey Metallic and
Lava Orange Metallic. The unique multi-color
finish in Granite Grey Metallic/Light Grey Metallic
with Magma Red highlights, in combination with
wheels finished in Glossy Black, creates the
sophisticated and striking look so typical of BMW
and appealing above all to the sporting,
The frame and suspension components on all color
variants are finished in Asphalt Metallic.