2012 BMW MotorcycleSleek and powerful, the BMW K 1300 S’s inline-four cylinder motor outputs a considerable 175 horsepower (claimed).
BMW’s superb quick- shifter now aids the six-speed gearbox, and the second-generation electronically adjustable (on-the-fly) suspension makes a noticeable difference in varying road conditions.New this year is an optional HP Package that includes lots of carbon detailing, plus an Akrapovic muffler. Another version that will be available is the Dynamics Package with HP gearshift assistant.2012 BMW K 1300 S HP Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
WHEELBASE: 62.4 inches
BORE x STROKE: 80.0mm x 64.3mm
RAKE: 29.6 degrees
COMP. RATIO: 13.0:1
WET WEIGHT: 560 pounds
PRICE: $15,555 (standard)
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This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!