BMW K 1300 S RED/Black

Price: £7 599 ≈ $9278 ≈ €8511

Item location: Watton, UK United Kingdom

Item marked
Brand:BMW
Model:K 1
Condition:Used
Color:Other
Mileage:13 233
Owners:1
ID:mfs04013782
QR code - BMW K 1300 S  RED/Black

Description

IF INTERESTED IN THIS BIKE PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE IN GETTING IN CONTACT WITH US!
YOU CAN CONTACT US ON 01953 881285 AND ASK FOR SCOTT OR JAMES
EMAIL WATTONSALES@LINGS. EU
FINANCE IS AVAILABLE ( SUBJECT TO ACCEPTANCE ) AND PART EXCHANGES ARE WELCOME

PERFORMANCE: TOP SPEED 170MPH. AVERAGE FUEL CONSUMPTION 48MPG
THE MOTOR IS BY FAR THE BEST K-SERIES TO DATE. THEN. AS REWARDING IN FEEL AS IT IS IN OUTRIGHT PERFORMANCE. BUT STILL ONE NEGATIVE HASN'T YET BEEN TAMED. VIBRATION ON THE 1200 WAS NASTY AT TIMES. ESPECIALLY WHEN CRUISING AT HIGH SPEEDS. AND WHILE IT'S BETTER NOW. IT'S STILL WORSE THAN ANY OF ITS RIVALS. SUCH AS SUZUKI'S HAYABUSA AND THE KAWASAKI ZZ-R1400. BECAUSE THE BMW'S MOTOR IS MORE RELAXED AND TORQUIER AND THE BUZZING DOESN'T START UNTIL 7. 00RPM OR SO. IT'S NOTICED LESS. BUT THE MAIN TARGET FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT REALLY SHOULD BE DEALING WITH THIS.
THE CHASSIS. TOO. HAS HAD A FEW CHANGES. WITH IMPROVED SUSPENSION AND. IN PARTICULAR. AN ALUMINIUM LOWER FRONT WISHBONE. THESE BMWS ARE THE ONLY PRODUCTION MOTORCYCLES WITH WHAT'S CALLED DUOLEVER FRONT SUSPENSION. A SYSTEM INVENTED BY BRITISH DESIGNER NORMAN HOSSACK IN WHICH THE FORKS ARE MOUNTED IN TWO UNEQUAL-LENGTH WISHBONES AND CONTROLLED BY A CENTRAL SHOCK ABSORBER.
THE NEW WISHBONE IS 2. 2LB LIGHTER THAN THE OLD ONE WHICH HELPS SUSPENSION RESPONSE SIGNIFICANTLY. SO NOT ONLY IS THE RIDE QUALITY EXTREMELY GOOD. BUT YOU CAN AT LAST TELL WHAT THE FRONT TYRE IS UP TO AND HOW IT'S COPING WITH LOADS AND SURFACES. THE BMW IS THE MOST STABLE AT SPEED OF ANY IN THIS CLASS. TOO. WITH PERFECTLY NEUTRAL STEERING. FLIPPING THE ESTABLISHED ORDER AND BETTERING THE HAYABUSA'S VAGUE-AT-SPEED FRONT END IN ALL RESPECTS.
INCLUDE THE NEW-GENERATION ESA II ELECTRONICALLY ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION AND THE BMW MOVES FAR AHEAD. AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON. YOU CAN SET UP THE BIKE FOR DIFFERENT KINDS OF RIDING AND A VARIETY OF LOADS. AND FAR FROM BEING A GIMMICK. YOU COME TO MISS IT ON OTHER BIKES. WELL WORTH THE EXTRA £617. HOWEVER. THE BUTTONS THEMSELVES WILL BE CONTENTIOUS AS BMW FINALLY HAS DROPPED ITS OLD THREE-BUTTON INDICATOR SYSTEM FOR A CONVENTIONAL SINGLE LEFT-HAND ONE.
THERE'S MORE SOPHISTICATION IN THE BRAKES. BMW'S SEMI-INTEGRAL ABS MEANS APPLYING THE MANUAL BRAKE LEVER ALSO ACTIVATES THE REAR BRAKE AS WELL AS THE FRONT. WHILE THE FOOT PEDAL OPERATES THE REAR ALONE. ALONG WITH THE ABS THE BIKE ALSO FEATURES ASC. THE COMPANY'S RELATIVELY NEW TRACTION-CONTROL SYSTEM. THIS IS NOT A RACE-TYPE TRACTION CONTROL AS FITTED TO DUCATI'S 1198 S. BUT IT HELPS PREVENT THE REAR WHEEL SPINNING UNDER ACCELERATION WHEN TRACTION IS LOST.
NONE OF THIS COULD PREVENT A VERY OLD-FASHIONED PROBLEM. HOWEVER. ON A TWISTY. DOWNHILL SECTION OF ROAD I HAD TO BACK RIGHT OFF AT ONE POINT BECAUSE OF SEVERE BRAKE FADE. THE K1300 S IS A HEAVY MOTORCYCLE AND REPEATED HAIRPIN BENDS WITH SOME EXUBERANT STOPS WERE TOO MUCH. QUITE SUDDENLY THE LEVER STARTED TO COME RIGHT BACK TO THE HANDLEBAR. IT RECOVERED REASONABLY FAST BUT A FIREBLADE-TYPE SUPERBIKE WOULDN'T HAVE SUFFERED IN THE FIRST PLACE. AS AN OWNER I'D ALSO BE VERY ANNOYED AT THE AMOUNT OF CORROSION BUILDING UP ON THE BRAKE DISC CARRIERS ? THE TEST BIKES WERE ONLY WEEKS OLD SO IT DOESN'T BODE WELL FOR DURABILITY.
I'M STILL NOT QUITE SURE WHAT ANY OF THE BIKES IN THIS CLASS ARE FOR. SPORTS BIKES COMBINE SIMILAR SPEED WITH MUCH MORE AGILE HANDLING. WHILE TOURING AND SPORTS TOURING BIKES OFFER BETTER COMFORT AND NEARLY AS MUCH SPEED (INCLUDING THE NEW K1300 GT. WHICH WE'LL BE REPORTING ON SHORTLY). BUT SOME RIDERS LOVE THESE MUSCLE-BOUND SUPER TOURERS. AND. FOR THE FIRST TIME. IF I HAD TO CHOOSE ONE MYSELF I'D GO FOR THE BMW FIRST.

ENGINE/TRANSMISSION: 1. 93CC. FOUR-CYLINDER FOUR-STROKE WITH 16 VALVES; 173BHP AT 9. 50RPM. 103LB FT OF TORQUE AT 8. 50RPM. SIX-SPEED GEARBOX. SHAFT FINAL DRIVE.

 

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