BMW K1300R Road Tested — Page 3

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BMW K1300R

BMW K1300R Review / Page 3

By Hedge

Under brakes the remains composed and surefooted at all Particularly so with the optional ABS that in this latest is barely perceptible in the way it goes its business.

Even when maximum effort stops, at the the ABS can be heard more than Plenty of power and feel is at the lever and there is never any of stopping power from the discs and four-piston calipers.

The EVO system available on the K1300R calls on the 265mm rear when the front brake is but still offers independent of the rear brake when the rear brake pedal in Simple really, and in my opinion the way brakes should be linked.

The of front end dive inherent in the front end makes it virtually to lift the rear wheel off the If it did happen though, the ABS system react and save your but, trust me, you won’t be problems with the rear under brakes.

The ASC system comes in handy on surfaces but is not as smooth in its operation as the system Ducati uses on its level sportsbikes. It is also abrupt and is clearly devised as a feature rather than a assistance to improve lap-times and be seen as such.

Of course, you so desire the ASC can also give you the to simply whack the throttle open on the exit of turns and on the system to save your if things go pear shaped. make sure your isn’t following close when the system starts the power.

At Phillip Island I enjoyed the much more than the faired K1300S. Both share identical trail, and head angle figures but the S felt more cumbersome to the R. Sure, the R does carry a less pork, 11kg to be exact, but that’s not enough to such a difference in feel. I put it down to the ergonomics of the R, as the machine seems to shrink around the more than its supposedly sporting sibling.

During the two I enjoyed the K1300R on the road, I became quite attached to the big and have to list it as one of my all time rides. Even two-up on a dirt section that I was warned to avoid by a motorcycle local, was still enjoyable on the

The K1300R rolls on a 1mm longer than its predecessor due to the lower point of the revised Duolever end. A new lower longitudinal arm and point has reduced the steering angle from 61° to 60.4°. the K1300R has 104.4mm of caster to the 101mm of the K1200R.

When how the K1300R handles tight the engine braking characteristics of the mill must be mentioned. The braking is absolutely spot on and with the lack of backlash the shaft drive system and dive from the Duolever end, to make for a wonderful partner through your set of tight bends.

Those actually made me feel so that I found myself the front ContiSport Attack hoop more than be advisable on public roads. The and lack of fore and aft pitch when riding aggressively you into faster and faster speeds. Thankfully my testicular ran out before the tyres could cry and pitch me down the road.

Aiding that sense of is the light and precise steering when aided with a bit of peg makes the K1300R far more than a 217kg (dry) has any right to be.

At the rear of the machine aren’t quite as great.

No whether set to sport, normal or the rear struggled to cope a continuous run of bumps. It felt as there was perhaps not enough control and the rebound perhaps a too slow which prevented the from responding quick to a series of quick hits. It isn’t bad and is probably only up by the rock solid front end so than any inherent deficiency in the

I would like to try a K1300R on tyres than the Conti’s our wore. These tyres quite a hard carcass little give and I would to see if a set of Michelin Pilot Powers or help the rear suspension to off irregularities.

Our test bike was with the optional ESA II system adds a plastic element an ‘Elastogran’ to the rear shock in conjunction with the conventional takes up the forces transmitted the inbound … to help, BMW to reduce any sagging motion at the of the machine. This plastic is adjusted remotely through the ESA and changes the amount of resistance by the of the sleeve being adjusted by a stepper motor.

Perhaps it is the characteristics of this new that gave me the impression of the suspension struggling to control a succession of hits. The machine became unruly so obviously the end was still fulfilling its intended but it just feels, well, and not great. Continue.

BMW K1300R

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