BMW K 1300 S Review
A performance-dedicated sports tourer from BMW, the K 1300 S outperforms your expectations by pulling 175 hp and a capable 140 Nm torque from its massive 1293 cc engine. The bike further reveals its exclusiveness by featuring high performance in the low and medium engine speed range, which constitute the 80% of the ride. The bike also features the automatic shift function that helps you sprint through the gears and a 2D dashboard.
Propulsion, mobility, dynamicity and power, are more than words, they reveal an action, an idea to lead, an idea to rule, an idea to be executed by a BMW. The worshipped German motorcycle manufacturer, BMW Motorrad again reveals the real power of engineering with another successor christened as BMW K 1300 S. The motorcycle is fully faired sports touring bike that was launched by the company in October 2008 as a replacement version of the outgoing K 1200S that was produced since September 2004.
Functionality now gets a fascinating face, the stylish sports touring bike from BMW is given an avant-garde front look that is a product of the front HID (High-Intensity Discharge) headlamps that are housed in a sharp and projecting visor. The bike has a well-adhered fairing design that reveals a good knowledge of aerodynamics. The tank cover flaunts the detailed sporty lines and the sports tourer features an exclusive seat styling that emphasizes on yielding comfort. The slightly swept back foot-pegs and the extruded tank design gives the rider a slightly inclined sitting position. Unlike its siblings, the faired beauty from BMW has a wide and lower rear design that along with the wider rear wheels concentrate on stability. The exterior dimensions of the bike read – 2182 mm x 905 mm x 1221 mm (L x W x H).
Engine, Performance and Economy:
The motorcycle is powered by a 1293cc water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder engine, dual overhead camshaft (DOHC). This engine is precisely engineered to squeeze out a power output of 175 hp at 9250 rpm and a torque of 140 Nm at 8250 rpm. The engine is integrated with electronic intake pipe injection and a digital engine management including knock sensor. This refined power-mill meshes with a constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, which ensures a crisp-smooth response and allows the bike to sprint upto speeds more than 200 km/h. The fuel consumption attainable by this bike is 4.7 litres per 100 km for a constant speed of 90 km/h.
A sport touring bike is all about its handling, and being a BMW successor, the K 1300 S flaunts some of the most desirable handling proportions among the leading sports touring bikes. The bike body is designed to feature a more centre-oriented and low centre of gravity, which adds to the stability. The faired BMW motorcycle features wide rear wheels that fetch the bike a capability to easily manoeuvre through deep corners. The stability assistances added to the bike are the ASC (Acceleration Skid Control) and the ESA (Electronic Stability Assist).
Safety, braking and Miscellaneous:
The desirable handling the bike features goes hands in hands with the stability to fetch a dependable safety for the rider. The precise controlling of the sports touring bike is a function of its efficient braking system that consists of front twin floating disc brakes and single floating disc brakes. The braking system is made more precise with the assistance added from Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), ASC (Acceleration Skid Control) and ESA (Electronic Stability Assist).
Dynamic, powerful and enthralling, the BMW sports tourer is another bike from the German automaker that enchants every auto enthusiast and other than the sports capabilities the bike serves well as a regular dynamic machine.