To mark the 30th anniversary of their K series of motorcycles, BMW Motorrad will release a special edition K1300S. The “30 Jahre K-Modelle” (30 Years K-Models) K1300S will be shown to the public in a few weeks at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.
The first K-bike, the K100, was launched in 1983 (although it wasn’t available in the US until 1985) with BMW Motorrad’s first ever liquid-cooled 4-cylinder in-line engine. It featured a 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 K1200S, now with its crankshaft arranged transversely to the direction of travel and featuring two suspension innovations: Duolever and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment). The BMW K-series was also later supplemented with two 6-cylinder models, K1600GT/GTL in 2010.
The special model K1300S “30 Jahre K-Modelle” celebrates the K series with unique Alpine white/Sapphire black metallic and Racing red paintwork and tinted windshield. It comes standard with electronic suspension adjustment (ESA II), the Safety Package including RDC and Automatic Stability Control (ASC), ABS, HP shift assistant, HP footrests, Akrapovič exhaust, heated grips and an on-board computer.
The highlights of the BMW K 1300 S “30 Jahre K-Modelle.”
- 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.