BMW will introduce a special model version of the K 1300 S at the EICMA show in Milan early next month. The "30 Jahre K-Modelle" celebrates the 30th anniversary of the original K 100, the first BMW with a liquid-cooled four-cylinder inline engine.
The Special Model will be available with a range of options and in the Alpine White/Sapphire Black Metallic scheme shown here. BMW's ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) and ASC (Automatic Stability Control) are standard equipment, as are BMW's tire pressure monitoring system and ABS. From the HP line, an Akrapovic slip-on, HP shift assistant and rider and passenger footrests are also included.
The complete text of BMW's press information follows:
At the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, BMW Motorrad is presenting the exclusive special model K 1300 S "30 Jahre K-Modelle" to mark the 30th anniversary of the BMW Motorrad K series.
It was in 1983 that BMW Motorrad launched the K 100, the first ever BMW fitted with a liquid-cooled 4-cylinder in-line engine and also featuring a completely 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 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/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 K 1300 S "30 Jahre K-Modelle" meets more sophisticated demands in the area of comfort with heated grips and an on-board computer.
Above and beyond this, the K 1300 S special model "30 Jahre K-Modelle" can be individually supplemented with special accessories and options from the extensive BMW Motorrad range, with the exception of standard paint finishes.
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.
- Extensive fittings and individually tailored accessories to the familiar high standards of BMW Motorrad.