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Anyone riding a K 1300 S ?

Looking for another bike to add to the stable. Of all the bikes i've considered , the BMW (holy smoke i can't believe i just said that) K 1300 S is leading the pack. Looking for anyone whos experienced BMW's in-line 4 on the road. Most of the info i'm finding is generic . Looks sweet . thanx....M

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Sat on one at the dealership, close as I've come. Tons of horsepower, typical German over-engineering, I'm sure it's a great bike.

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Sat on one at the dealership, close as I've come. Tons of horsepower, typical German over-engineering, I'm sure it's a great bike.

I like that bike. How did the ergos feel? Looks like the bars are in a pretty good position.

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I like that bike. How did the ergos feel? Looks like the bars are in a pretty good position.
Pretty comparable to the FJR in a Teutonic sort of way.

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Pretty comparable to the FJR in a Teutonic sort of way.
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I'm sure the FJR is more upright, but the BMW didn't feel like a total sportbike crouch anyway, I can't handle that for more than a few miles these days.

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If you haven't seen it yet, there's a writeup in the latest Motorcyclist Magazine. Got a really good review. Said they had fixed most of the issues that the K1200S had, including the funky turn signals switches.

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And that it's on par with 'busas and zx-14s. look out, japan. Bavaria came to play

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I like the color, too. And it doesn't look like your bent over as much as the Busa.

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Talked to a guy the other day on a K 1200 S, I believe it was a 2005. He said it was an absolute beast and he couldn't keep rear tires on it. He perviously had a '98 VFR that he wadded up to do bad braking skills so he bought the BMW because it had the linked braking system, but it has more power than he'll ever need/use




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I doubt it's worth $6k more than a ZX14 or the new Concourse. When it comes to building reliable in-line 4's , the Japanese have much more experience than the Bavarian Motor Works!
Sure it looks great and makes 145 rear wheel HP, but I'd buy a Kwacker and a nice dual sport with my change.
I've never seen the 1300S on the road.

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Waiting to hear from the dealer in Troy N.Y. Will make arrangements for a test ride. Of course , they are closed today (Mon) ,like 90% of the dealers are.

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Talked to a guy the other day on a K 1200 S, I believe it was a 2005. He said it was an absolute beast and he couldn't keep rear tires on it. He perviously had a '98 VFR that he wadded up to do bad braking skills so he bought the BMW because it had the linked braking system, but it has more power than he'll ever need/use
If that's true he's gonna have wadded Beemer soon too cuz the 98 VFR also has linked brakes that are quite good. Hopefully his BMW has ABS too.

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I was at the beamer shop a while ago getting parts or something for the f650gs and over heard this dude that I was driving off with a 1050 tiger earilier in the day, as he dropped off the keys to the Tiger at the service desk, while getting his bmw1200 or 1300 not sure which now, but said that Tiger was the smoothest bike i've ever riden, very nice! It helped push me over the edge to sell my bike for a Tiger, esp. after I rode one a bit!

I'm not just pushing the Tiger he really said that!! Other than that I've looked at them and I love the looks just don't think I could keep tires on it either.

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If that's true he's gonna have wadded Beemer soon too cuz the 98 VFR also has linked brakes that are quite good. Hopefully his BMW has ABS too.

Yeah forgot to add ABS on the Beemer as well, that's what sold him on it. Guy didn't seem to experienced and said he "Locked the back brakes up" at around 15mph which resulted in a minor slow speed low side but was enough to scare him inot buying a bike with linked ABS (and about 80 more HP!!!)




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Yeah forgot to add ABS on the Beemer as well, that's what sold him on it. Guy didn't seem to experienced and said he "Locked the back brakes up" at around 15mph which resulted in a minor slow speed low side but was enough to scare him inot buying a bike with linked ABS (and about 80 more HP!!!)
Yikes! He should have went smaller and learned to ride better instead of relying on an electrical nanny to save him.

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Yikes! He should have went smaller and learned to ride better instead of relying on an electrical nanny to save him.
Completely agreed....he had chicken strips about 2 frigging inches wide and the tire was severely worn in the middle from just straight line running. Seemed like a nice enough guy but all I could think of while talking to him was what a waste of such a fine machine...




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Yikes! He should have went smaller and learned to ride better instead of relying on an electrical nanny to save him.
+1 when you rely on the bike to do your ridin for you you're in for some !

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Test rode it today... Woooooo Boy! Butter smooth, MASSIVE power, not as flickable as the 9er, but one of the most powerfull things i've ever ridden! The wow factor was a 1,000,000 out of 10! For a big bike, she did corner very, very well, the longer wheel base was noticeable in the turns, stone solid at speed, what a great bike! If you ever get the chance, RIDE ONE!!!!!

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