BMW K1300R Overview

The BMW K1300R may look extremely similar to the K1200S, but the K1300R has been finely tuned to make an all-round sensational bike.

The suspension and traction control have been updated electronically and BMW offer more features than even before with this bike – such as real indicators instead of switches that were just set on completely confusing riders.

The design of this bike differs slightly to the BMW K1200S due to its taller and larger handlebars which allows you to control this heavy bike with relative ease. The four cylinder engine sits at an impressive 1293cc with an 173bhp that gives a huge power boost and a great amount of torque so, to put simply, it is incredibly fast. The build quality has improved from the older model but it will still require attention to keep it working at optimum levels, to retain its lightening-fast speed.

With this said, it should come as no surprise that the BMW K1300R comes in at £9500 or just under £10,700 with the ABS and Electronic Suspension Adjustment fitted on, making it quite an expensive model.

If you are looking for more add-ons from BMW, the price is only set to increase meaning that the price of the insurance will look pretty hefty. However, there are some packages available within BMW that are designed to give the bike the modifications while also saving you money, such as the ABS and ASC package.

BMW K1300R Spec

Seat height820mm
Weight228kg
Engine4v four-stroke inline, liquid cooled
Capacity1293cc
Average fuel consumption34mpg
Top speed155 mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:Ian DrummondReview Date: November 2016
Comfort
Great for long distances but the seat is too hard and unforgiving
Ride Quality
Sure footed but is heavy at low speed
Build Quality & Reliability
Engine Rating
Really strong from low revs and remarkably economical
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Running Cost
Heavy.
Overall
Pros CommentsVery powerful and with plenty of road presence. Very strong and stable.
Cons CommentsHeavy.
Submitted by:Stuart MDReview Date: November 2016
Comfort
Seat gets a little uncomfortable at the end of a second tank-full (300+ miles)
Ride Quality
Excellent speed, stability and comfort
Build Quality & Reliability
Engine Rating
Bloody fast
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Running Cost
Nothing.
Overall
Pros CommentsBest all round bike I know of. I've been coming to the NEC for the last 7 years and I've not seen anything better!
Cons CommentsNothing.
Submitted by:dudeReview Date: November 2017
Comfort
It's pretty damn comfy compared to other nakeds. Compared to a full dress tourer well it's a naked bike
Ride Quality
For such a big bike it handles well and I love the lack of front end dive
Build Quality & Reliability
No problems to report
Engine Rating
The torque from this engine is monstruous and makes the S1000 engine feel 'weak' low down
Brake Rating
whilst not the latest brembos, they're pretty nice and do the job very well
Running Cost
It's not great on fuel or tyres and the servicing isn't cheap but it's not been ridiculous so far
Overall
Pros CommentsIt's not actually that heavy and the panniers make it a fun tourer, it's a great 'do everything' machine
Cons CommentsIt's a bit aggressive in town riding, I'd love electronic riding modes to tame the torque.

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