News BMW Reveals the K 1300 S '30 Jahre K-Modelle'

BMW Reveals the K 1300 S ’30 Jahre K-Modelle’

2013 BMW K 1300 S Special Edition

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the K series motorcycles, BMW has released a special-edition K 1300 S "30 Jahre K-Modelle."

The 2013 bike, which will be presented at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan Nov. 13-18, will arrive in exclusive colors – Alpine white / Sapphire black metallic and Racing red – in conjunction with a tinted windshield.

And the special-edition K 1300 S featuring the liquid-cooled inline four cylinder will be loaded with the latest BMW Motorrad technology, including Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA II), and the Safety Package that includes RDC (tire pressure control), Automatic Stability Control ASC and standard ABS.

Further highlights include HP shift assistant, HP footrests for rider and passenger, an Akrapovič sports silencer, heated grips and an onboard computer. Also, the "30 Jahre K-Modelle" can be individually supplemented with special accessories and options from the extensive BMW Motorrad range, with the exception of standard paint finishes.

Speaking of the K series history, BMW says: "It was in 1983 that BMW Motorrad launched the K 100, the first ever BMW fitted with a liquid-cooled 4-cylinder in-line engine and also featuring a completely distinct and – for its time – pioneering technological concept: the BMW Compact Drive System with longitudinally mounted crankshaft and horizontal cylinder bank. This first generation of the K models also ushered in technological innovations such as the first electronic fuel injection system.

"This was followed five years later by the introduction of 4-valve technology and the very first ABS system in a serial motorcycle. In 2004, BMW Motorrad established the third generation of the series with the K 1200 S, now with its crankshaft arranged transversely to the direction of travel and featuring the two suspension innovations Duolever and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment). The BMW K-series was also supplemented with the two in-line 6-cylinder models K 1600 GT/GTL in 2010."

BMW K 1300 S "30 Jahre K-Modelle" Highlights:

  • Paint finish in Alpine white / Sapphire black metallic and Racing red.
  • Windshield, tinted.
  • Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA II
  • Safety Package (RDC, ASC).
  • HP shift assistant.
  • HP footrests for rider and passenger.
  • Akrapovič sports silencer.
  • Heated grips.
  • On-board computer.
  • Extensive fittings and individually tailored accessories to the familiar high standards of BMW Motorrad.

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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