2012 BMW MotorcycleFor 2012, BMW Motorrad set out to please its most ardent enthusiasts with a few limited edition models, including the R1200GS Rallye that’s sure to please boxer GS fans, especially those who follow Dakar.
But the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer didn’t stop there; for fans of the sport-oriented K 1300 S, BMW releases a HP package that will not only please aesthetically but also provide some additional performance and comfort.First thing that’s noticed is the color, though. The 2012 BMW K 1300 S HP was designed in Alpine White non metallic, with Lupin Blue Metallic and Night Black. Besides the special-edition colors, additional uniqueness arrives with a brushed aluminum badge that features the edition number on the air-box cover.And to further enhance the looks of the K 1300 S HP, BMW added additional Carbon parts, including front-wheel covers, airbox, clutch and seat.Underneath the unique color scheme is everything that the K 1300 S is known for, but with some high-performance additions. The 1293cc, water-cooled inline four that produces 175 horsepower features many upgrades with the HP package, including an Akrapovic sports silencer, electronic suspension adjustment (ESA II), automatic stability control (ASC), tire pressure control (RDC), heated grips, and an onboard computer.The BMW K 1300 S also arrives with HP footrests for rider and passenger, a tinted windscreen and a paddock stand.The HP features standard K1300S suspension, which includes a duolever front system, with a single-sided swingarm with Paralever system out back. Stopping the 2012 BMW K 1300 S HP are dual 320mm brakes squeezed by four-piston calipers, and a 265mm single disc out back squeezed by a double-piston caliper. Braking is further enhanced by standard BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral).Following are the highlights and specs of the 2012 K 1300 S HP. As of this writing, no MSRP has been reported.2012 BMW K1300S HP Highlights:
HP gearshift assistant
Akrapovic sports silencer
electronic suspension adjustment ESA II
automatic stability control ASC
metal badge of brushed aluminum with edition number on the air box cover
special paintwork in solid Alpine white/Lupin blue metallic/Night black
HP carbon front wheel cover
HP carbon airbox cover
HP carbon clutch cover
HP carbon seat cover
HP footrests for rider and passenger
tire pressure control RDC
2012 BMW K 1300 S HP: Specs:Engine
Type: Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Front wheel / suspension: BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear wheel / suspension: Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut with lever system, spring pre-load adjustable hydraulically (continuously variable) at handwheel, adjustable rebound damping
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