Buyers Guide BMW 2016 BMW K 1300 S | Buyer's Guide

2016 BMW K 1300 S | Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW K 1300 S | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW K 1300 S for sale
2016 BMW K 1300 S

The BMW K 1300 S is a true hyperbike with 175 horsepower (claimed) and a long wheelbase for optimum stability at the high speeds this motorcycle is capable of attaining.

The ace in the hole for the K 1300 S is a brutal 103 ft/lbs of torque available at just 8250 rpm, giving the bike blistering real-world acceleration, and standard ABS to help the rider stay in control when returning from warp speed.

A Motosport edition feature traction control, electronic suspension adjustment, a quickshift system, and tire pressure monitors, among other upgrades. Shown is an older model with the same colors, but different graphics.

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2016 BMW K 1300 S Specs:


  • Type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC inline-4
  • Bore x stroke: 80 x 64.3mm
  • Displacement: 1293cc
  • Maximum power: 175 horsepower @ 9250 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 103 ft/lbs @ 8250 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 13.0:1
  • Engine management: Electronic intake pipe injection, plus digital engine management w/ knock sensor
  • Emissions control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
  • Lubrication: Dry sump


  • Maximum speed: 125+ mph
  • Fuel consumption: 50 mpg at a constant 55 mph
  • Fuel: Premium


  • Alternator: 3-phase, 580 watts
  • Battery: 12 V / 12 Ah


  • Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed
  • Final drive: Shaft


  • Frame: Bridge-type w/ load-bearing engine
  • Front suspension: BMW Motorrad Duolever w/ central spring strut; 4.5 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Cast aluminum single-sided swingarm w/ BMW Motorrad Paralever, spring- preload and rebound damping adjustable; 5.3 inches of travel


  • Type: Cast aluminum
  • Front rim: 3.50 x 17″
  • Rear rim: 6.00 x 17″
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear tire: 190/55 ZR17
  • Front brakes: Twin 320mm floating discs w/ four-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear brakes: 265mm disc, with dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Standard (defeatable)


  • L x W x H: 85.9 x 35.6 x 48 inches
  • Wheelbase: 62.4 inches
  • Rake: 29.6°
  • Trail: 4.1 inches
  • Seat height: 32.3 inches (standard); various optional seats
  • Curb weight: 560 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5 gallons

2016 BMW K 1300 S Colors:

  • Sapphire Dark Metallic/Dark Graphic Metallic

2016 BMW K 1300 S price:

  • MSRP from $15,995

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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