BMW K1300S

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2010 BMW K1300S Review

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As the BMW’s needle passes 163mph, it apparent we are going to run out of straight before I can find out what the new BMW will really do. With an eye on the approaching corner, I finally see the digital display showing 167 slowing down. As its powerful begin to bite, the big BMW loses speed to allow a downshift we negotiate the bend and pile the back on.

After riding the version of BMW’s sport machine to come from the and wonderful mind of Mr. David it’s hard not to be impressed. Not for the straight-line speeds, either.

The way the new handles cornering and braking and the amount of safety features are packed into the bike is short of amazing. And yet the typical perception of BMW motorcycles is probably they are made for conservative old men in suits who ride hundreds of of miles in pursuit of a new badge to on their saddlebags.

Now before from the AARP calls me up and me out, I should say I don’t that in a derogatory way. BMW like the machines, are really in a of their own when it comes to how miles they ride. just that your motorcyclist doesn’t expect the to perform in such an extreme and this just makes me when I think about the new

Even with its rocket levels of warp speed, level braking, and rock handling, it has lost none of its BMW excellence and Teutonic reliability. Nor has it any of the attributes and abilities that people to cover so many in comfort on this particular of motorcycle. As Bon Scott sang in the AC/DC song A whole lot of “You could say she got it all.”

not really an all-new motorcycle 2010 K1300S is based on previous K1200S), the larger capacity and multiple upgrades this isn’t just a makeover of last year’s even if it appears almost The upper fairing section is narrower; the cockpit trim is and the speedometer and tachometer have redesigned. New side fairings, new LED and a more compact muffler the visual changes, with the big happening under the vast of bodywork.

2010 BMW K1300S

The manufacturer quotes figures of 175 bhp @ rpm and 103 ft-lbs of torque at 8,250 so it’s no surprise to find the new K1300S packs some German muscle when you the throttle. These figures a 7 ft-lb increase in torque as low as 2,000 rpm all the way to 8,000 rpm, but the old bike there to compare, we really notice the difference.

bikes have enough to send you to … in less than it takes to write sentence, and with top speeds on the side of 165 mph, these are a tad academic when riding on a road. What this amount of power and torque though, is make the new K1300S more effortless to ride at any than its predecessor was. to overtake, go faster, or shoot adrenaline through your

Just twist the throttle and on.

To gain this extra and power, the original bike’s displacement was increased to 1293cc, by enlarging the pistons by 1mm and lengthening the by 5.3mm. The new larger, lightweight, pistons feature an extra piston skirt and thinner Everything else inside the motor appears the same, and it one of the most sophisticated inline in production.

2010 BMW K1300S

One thing that both and customers complained about the K1200 range was the fueling. I had a term K on test and had it back at the on more than one occasion to try and things out. It did get a lot better, and I’m to announce the new K1300S suffered of these problems.

Some of my were experiencing a small issue coming off a closed during our test, but try as hard as I I never really noticed it on my unit.

All-new engine was aimed at improving partial-load and kudos to BMW for listening to the complaints and for them. The bike now uses throttle cables, replacing the single one, and revised valve timing. There is a new metal idle-control valve to the previous plastic version, a airbox and ram-air ducts—all to help improve the fueling

Leaping on the new K1300S for the first and running through the pre-flight make you wish you had graduated computer school. There is no the petcock, tickling the old Bing and swinging out the kick start to the bike to life before out to ride.

Instead, there are a of complex technical choices to be before riding, and while seem complicated to this simple-minded journalist, they are practical and aimed squarely at the “S” one of the safest motorcycles on the market. I got the hang of things, it was a breeze. But the time I was faced with the ESA II, ASC, and BMW’s Gear Assistant, it seemed a little

2010 BMW K1300S Review

The ABS was the Anti-lock brakes have with us for a long time and the BMW system has come a long I have very vivid of putting the system to the test on an old brick” back in the mid eighties and if I would lose my lunch or a few when it went into its lurching behavior after I on the lever at 80mph.

I’m pleased to say the new is nearly flawless, with any pulsing when it’s It is also possible to turn it off you want to, but this operation has to be at a standstill, and the system always to being on when the bike is

2010 BMW K1300S Review

The ASC Control) quickly made too. It is used to stop the wheel from spinning than the front one. it also stops the bike pulling wheelies, which is a good thing with the of power the BMW has on tap.

Unlike the the ASC can be turned on or off on the fly and is a safety feature I’m all bikes will come one day.

Moto Guzzi Californian  Cruiser
Moto Guzzi Californian  Cruiser

Situations like away from a traffic and getting in a diesel spill or stray oil, or applying too power leaving a gravel lot, can spell disaster on two without ASC.

Finally, we to the ESA II. This is an electronic suspension system, and while it’s not new to this is the latest version the German manufacturer, and has undergone You should note that is an option and doesn’t come on the $15,259 base model It is provided with the $2,250 package that also the ABS and the ASC.

Basically, at the push of a located on the left handlebar, you can set the to one of three modes: Sport, or Comfort.

Each of these has a choice of three further to give nine different pre In sport mode the settings are a more aggressive than in the system, and in comfort mode are more relaxed. Thus, the is wider and the feel is more different from the normal

2010 BMW K1300S Review

the K1300S uses the same as before, the front Duolever has a lighter aluminum control arm for sensitivity. I am a big fan of BMW’s radical end design. The lack of dive heavy braking is very when coming to a rapid from high speed, and I never had any problems at extreme angles.

Some people found fault, so the spring were firmed and the trail by a fairly substantial eighth of an After taking part in the Journalist GP out on the deserted Californian I happily gave both and rear ends two thumbs up.

flicking through a series of bends and marveling at the lean and maneuverability of the new K1300S, I had a hard getting my head around the that this bike 560 pounds full of fuel and on a 62-inch wheel base. been caught out by a couple of big at line dancing in vertically dresses, but the BM uses no such

It’s also incredible to me, grown up on a ’78 Guzzi Le Mans, how and unnoticeable the shaft drive is. is still BMW’s unique system, but as you might imagine new and improved in the latest model all sorts of new friction discs and elements to make things smoother.

2010 BMW K1300S Review

BMW has a racer-style quick shift on this model. Allowing up shifts at full throttle—the way done on a race bike—it is an that comes directly the street/race HP2 Sport. I used it all the and it works flawlessly whether shifting or running hard the gears to maximum rpm.

It you precious time on your up and should get you to the coffee shop on mornings a few seconds ahead of buddies.

Ultrafast, slick, and new K1300S is just about now. There are no more fuel injection issues, more of what made the old so popular. Wind protection is and typical BMW options like handlebar grips and electric-gear ups make it as versatile as you could for extended riding duties. it even comes with turn-signal controls for the first

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