October 25, 2012 – BMW will present a new special edition of the K 1300 S at the 2012 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.
The BMW K1300S “30 Jahre K-Modelle” will mark the 30th anniversary of the BMW K-series of motorcycles.
BMW launched the K100 in 1983. It was the first ever BMW motorcycle fitted with a liquid-cooled 4-cylinder in-line engine and also featuring a completely distinct and — for its time — pioneering technological concept: the BMW Compact Drive System with longitudinally mounted crankshaft and horizontal cylinder bank (aka “The Flying Brick”).
This first generation of the K models also ushered in technological innovations such as the first electronic fuel injection system. This was followed five years later by the introduction of 4-valve technology and the very first ABS system in a serial motorcycle.
In 2004, BMW Motorrad established the third generation of the series with the K 1200 S, now with its crankshaft arranged transversely to the direction of travel and featuring the two suspension innovations Duolever and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).
The BMW K-series was also supplemented with the two in-line 6-cylinder models, the K 1600 GT/GTL (report) in 2010.
The BMW K1300S 30th Anniversary Special Edition
The special model K 1300 S “30 Jahre K-Modelle” celebrates the success story of the K series with an extensive range of options and a special color concept in Alpine white and Sapphire black metallic with Racing red in conjunction with a tinted windshield.
Electronic suspension adjustment ESA II and the Safety Package including RDC and Automatic Stability Control ASC ensure that the Special Edition K1300S has a comprehensive set of safety systems in addition to the standard ABS.
The HP shift assistant and HP footrests for rider and passenger reflect the sporty aspirations of the K 1300 S. Meanwhile, the Akrapovič sports silencer provides the appropriately athletic 4-cylinder sound, in addition to giving the model a dynamic appearance.
The K1300S Special Edition meets more sophisticated demands in the area of comfort with heated grips and an on-board computer. Above and beyond this, the motorcycle can be individually supplemented with special accessories and options from the extensive BMW Motorrad range, with the exception of standard paint finishes.