BMW K1300R

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BMW K1300R
BMW K1300R Rennes.jpg
ManufacturerBMW Motorrad
Production2009–2015
PredecessorK1200R
ClassNaked
Engine1,293 cc (78.9 cu in) inline-4, EFI, anti-knock sensor
Bore / stroke80.0 mm × 64.3 mm (3.15 in × 2.53 in)
Compression ratio13.0:1
Power173 hp (129 kW) @ 9,250 rpm (claimed)[1]
Torque140 N⋅m (100 lbf⋅ft) @ 8,250 rpm (claimed)[1]
TransmissionConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox, shaft drive
SuspensionFront: Duolever fork
Rear: monoshock
ESA electronically adjustable
Brakesfront: 320 mm dual disc,
rear: 265 mm single disc
optional ABS)
Tiresfront: 120/70 ZR 17 ,
rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Wheelbase1,585 mm (62.4 in)
DimensionsL: 2,228 mm (87.7 in)
W: 856 mm (33.7 in) (incl. mirrors)
H: 1,095 mm (43.1 in) (excl. mirrors)
Seat heightstandard 820 mm (32 in)
low 790 mm (31 in)
Weight217 kg (478 lb) (claimed)[1] (dry)
243 kg (536 lb) (claimed)[1] (wet)
Fuel capacity19 L (4.2 imp gal; 5.0 US gal)
RelatedK1300GT, K1300S


The BMW K1300R is a naked motorcycle made by BMW from 2008 to 2015. When launched, it replaced the K1200R as BMW's flagship urban motorcycle. BMW says the K1300R produces 173 hp (129 kW) @ 9,250 rpm and 140 N⋅m (100 lbf⋅ft) torque @ 8,250 rpm from its 1,293 cc (78.9 cu in) inline-four engine.[1] The engine was subtly modified by British company Ricardo plc.[2] It has an exhaust butterfly flap to boost torque and improve exhaust note.[3] The K1300R features BMW's optional ESA-II electronic suspension adjustment. The bike also has a conventional indicator switch instead of the usual BMW three button configuration.

The K1300R is considered a muscle bike, a slang term for naked or standard motorcycles that put an emphasis on high power output and fast acceleration. Its close gearing and exceptionally broad power delivery provide the drive output power necessary to accelerate quickly, while its long wheelbase and low and canted mounted engine help the motorcycle plant the power without unintentional power wheelies. In tests carried out by Bike Magazine in the UK, its 2.81 second 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) time made it the fastest accelerating naked motorcycle, beating its next closest competitor, the Suzuki B-King, by one tenth of a second.[4]

Throughout its production run, K1300R has never been offered for sale in the United States despite being offered in the smaller Canadian market.


Marketing[edit]

On 20 December 2013, Bollywood film Dhoom 3 featured a modified BMW K1300R ridden by Aamir Khan.[5]

K1300R tank badge

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e BMW K 1300 R, BMW Motorrad UK, archived from the original on 2009-11-26, retrieved 2010-06-07
  2. ^ Carter, Tony (April 2009). "A VERY SPECIAL K 1300 THAT IS". Motorcycle Sport & Leisure Magazine (583). Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  3. ^ "BMW give their K-Series a boost", RiDE, no. December 2008, pp. 14–15, ISSN 1360-3507
  4. ^ "Top Ten Traffic Light Wins 0-60". Bike Magazine. Bauer Consumer Media Ltd. July 2010.
  5. ^ "Story and 12 amazing wallpapers of Dhoom 3 !". SouLSteer.com. Retrieved 25 December 2013.

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