To mark the 30th Anniversary of the K-Series BMW Motorrad has released an exclusive K 1300 S. This distinctive model is the perfect way to celebrate this important milestone in BMW Motorrad history.
In 1983 BMW Motorrad launched the K 100 and K 100 RS, the first ever BMW fitted with a liquid-cooled 4-cylinder in-line engine and 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.
The K 100 and K 100 RS were a complete break with tradition but both bikes proved very quickly that they had all the fine attributes of previous BMW models. In Australia both models were extremely popular with riders impressed with their power, comfort, rideability and rugged dependability. Thirty years on many of these early K-Series are still on the road.
In 2004, BMW Motorrad ‘Faced the Power’ with 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 and K 1600 GTL in 2010.
The special model K 1300 S "30 Jahre K-Modelle" celebrates the success story of the K series with an extensive range of options and a special colour concept in Alpine white / Sapphire black metallic and Racing red in conjunction with a tinted windshield.
Electronic suspension adjustment ESA II and the Safety Package including RDC and Automatic Stability Control ASC ensure that the K 1300 S "30 Jahre K-Modelle" has a comprehensive set of safety systems in addition to the standard ABS.
The HP shift assistant and HP footrests for rider and passenger reflect the sporty aspirations of the K 1300 S. Meanwhile the Akrapovič sports silencer provides the appropriately athletic 4-cylinder sound, in addition to giving the model a dynamic appearance.
The Special K, with its distinctive livery and technical sophistication will not only become a collective motorcycle but also a motorcycle of unrivaled dynamics and desirability.
The K 1300 S ’30 Jahre K-Modelle’ will be available in Australia in the new year.
The highlights of the BMW K 1300 S "30 Jahre K-Modelle."