2012-07-17 15:52:58+0000
  • Make:
  • BMW
  • Model:
  • K 1300 R
  • Year:
  • 2009

A German made motorcycle, the BMW K1300R has been in production since 2009. It has a four stroke, four cylinder, liquid cooled 1293 cc engine which is modified by the British company Ricardo.

The K1300R is a replacement model of the K1200 series, it may look the same as its predecessor but, a host of small changes has made this a better bike. Owners of the previous model have suffered from vibration and very high oil consumption but the new engine should stop that happening. The motor on the K1300RR is the biggest area of improvement over the previous model. British company Ricardo was given the task of refining the K1300R's motor, Ricardo is the same firm that designed the gearbox for the 1000 hp Bugatti Veyron hyper- car. This is the first time BMW has worked with Ricardo on one of its bikes.

The K1300R has an exhaust butterfly flap to boost torque and improve exhaust, it also features BMW's optional ABS and ESA-II electronic suspension, the latter offers a great deal of adjustment and takes the guesswork out of suspension adjustment. In tests carried out by Bike Magazine in the UK, it has the fastest 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) speed of all the muscle bikes tested, in 2.81 seconds it beat its closest competitor by one tenth of a second. As of July 2012, the K1300R has not been offered for sale in the USA despite being offered in the Canadian market.

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