Last month, we wrote about the possibility of BMW launching the K1300 series (R, S and GT) for 2009. And now, barely three weeks after that, we found this first official pics of the three bikes on MotoFlash and Solo Moto! (Well, at least the pics look reasonably ‘official’ though... we are, somehow, a bit suspicious... Could this be an elaborate hoax…?!)
Anyway, we hope the pics are real. And going by the details available, the meanwhile, the 2009 K1300R is supposed to weigh in at 217 kilos, the engine produces 173 horsepower, and the bike gets ESA II electronic suspension adjustment (optional), ABS and ASC traction control. A quickshifter system, which allows clutchless, push-button gearchanges, is also optional on the K1300R, which will be available in new colours – orange, gray/black and white.
The 2009 K1300S weighs 228 kilos, packs 175bhp, gets the new quickshifter system (optional), ESA II (optional), ABS and ASC traction control. The bike will be available in orange, white and black/silver-gray.
The same 1,292cc inline-four, in the 2009 K1300GT, makes 160bhp. The bike gets an electrically adjustable windscreen, ABS and ASC. ESA II is optional, though the clutchless quickshifter is not available on the 1300GT. Colours available are orange, bronze, black and silver-gray.
Update: Ok, so the pics are real...!
2009 BMW K1300S: More pics, video and specs here
2009 BMW K1300R: More pics, video and specs here
2009 BMW K1300GT: More pics, video and specs here
For even more tech specs, details and PR-speak on the three BMW K-bikes, get this PDFAlso see:
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