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2011 BMW K1300R - COOL WALL VOTE: Cool

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:55 am

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2011 BMW K1300R

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2011 BMW K1300R

Absolute destruction. Aggressive. Adrenaline pure. Even when standing still. And even more so as soon as it gets going. What happens at this moment is among the special moments in the life of a biker: a rocket-like start. Thanks to its geometry, this projectile zooms into orbit like no other. Perfect for the quarter mile. But also for everyday use. And bends. Not only does it supremely tap into 173 bhp and 140 Nm and produce a sound from its new hexagonal tube with catalytic converter and exhaust valve that gives you goose pimples. But also because all this goes hand in hand with fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels which even a “sensible” bike would be proud. After all, BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke.

The very finest technology, ergonomics from the people who invented it and a style which is simply unforgettable. And you can hardly believe that despite all this emotional appeal, it is one of the safest motorcycles with the best levels of everyday suitability: ABS and ESA II as optional extras, for example. And even the accessories bowl you over: racers order the automatic shift function which allows them to burn through the gears, as well as the MotoGP-style 2D dashboard – just so the lap times are official. And if you want to load it up there are even luggage solutions, too. But even they cannot change the fact that this is the coolest power in town. Contact your dealer if you have any questions or concerns about test driving this bike!

The BMW K 1300 R: power has a face.







From model year 2011 the BMW K 1300 R is available in the following new paint finishes:



- Acid green metallic/Black satin gloss
- Black satin gloss/Granite grey metallic matt


The paint finishes Lava orange metallic and Silk metallic are no longer available.





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2011 BMW K1300R - Specifications
MSRP: $16,850 Canadian


Engine
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 80 mm x 64,3 mm
Capacity 1.293 ccm
Rated output 129 kW (175 hp) at 9,250 rpm
Max. torque 140 Nm at 8,250 rpm
Compression ratio 13,0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4,7 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5,3 l
Fuel type Unleaded premium, octane number 98 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 95 (RON).




Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 580 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Drive Shaft drive




Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut with lever system, spring pre-load adjustable hydraulically (continuously variable) at handwheel, adjustable rebound damping
Suspension travel front / rear 115 mm / 135 mm
Wheelbase 1.585 mm
Castor 104,4 mm
Steering head angle 60,4°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, front 3,50 x 17"
Rim, rear 6,00 x 17"
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS Standard equipment: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)




Dimensions / weights
Length 2.182 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 905 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.221 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 820 mm (low seat: 790 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,810 mm (low seat: 1,750 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 254 kg
Dry weight 2) 228 kg
Permitted total weight 460 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 206 kg
Usable tank volume 19 litres
Reserve approx. 4.0 litres




Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids

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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by madjak30 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:09 am

Now that's a bike!! Looks like a factory "street fighter"...I'm in for an AWESOME vote!!

I may have found my next bike...

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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:16 am

I have an update on the price:

$16,850 CDN.

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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by CentralOzzy » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:26 pm

:? BMW make some FUBAR bikes & ....what do we have here.....a FUGLY bike....no surprise here. Blaaaghh....*

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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by gerjets » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:45 pm

Not necessarily my kind of ride but I think it's ok looking. The front forks are pretty interesting. Aw, who am I kidding, I don't really care.

I - well, my wife - had a BMW car once (325i)...I hope they make better bikes than cars! (no offense intended towards anyone owning their cars)

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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by mogster » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:23 pm

I have got a bit of a soft spot for BM's as used to have one years ago. They are jokingly seen as a bit of an old man's bike over here.

The spec on this suggests it could well appeal to a much younger market.

I haven't seen one yet but from the pics it looks quite funky & cool.
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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:49 pm

It's kind of ugly (stating the obvious), but somehow in a cool way (unlike, say, the Diavel, which is just plain ugly). Used to be the most powerful naked production bike, quirky Hossack front suspension, it's got enough character and innovativeness to merit a cool vote. If I had to choose among liter standards, I'd still prefer a Speed Triple though.
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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by ctchrisf » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:21 pm

:starwars: Vote Awesome-
Love the K1300R
its what Darth Vader would ride. Would like a decent windscreen, but its a bike you could go hooligan all day long.

Love those front forks.

if i don't buy this next it will be a speed triple or ktm sm 990 maybe kawi ninja.

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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:03 am

Unobtanium fail. Not sold in the USA. We get the R1200R and F800R, and we get the K1300S. But no K1300R here.


gerjets wrote:I - well, my wife - had a BMW car once (325i)...I hope they make better bikes than cars! (no offense intended towards anyone owning their cars)
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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by sunshine229 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:12 pm

I voted Uncool.

I can't get over the screwed up look of the bike... As Grey Thumper said above, it's not quite as bad looking as a Diavel (total fail!) but it's not much better in my books.

I'd own a current Z1000 way before owning this one... and would save about $6000 CDN in the process too!
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Unread post by ceemes » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:45 pm

Could someone please take all motorcycle designers outback for a bit and biatch slap some sense back into them. What is with all these fugly designs lately? Fail on looks alone.
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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Markg1 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:54 am

Hmm, the bike is different looking. I'm not sure if I like the way it looks but I don't dislike it either. But I bet that thing is a blast to ride! I bet it's smooth, with outstanding acceleration and handling. I bet those sport bike fans out there had a chance to ride this thing they would be amazed! I give it a cool vote!
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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by rayian » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:22 pm

Not as good looking as a Diavel (a cool bike) but still gave it a cool vote.

Wow, it'll do over 200 km/h according to the specs (is that a typo).

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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by QuietMonkey » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:49 pm

this is the ugliest bike i have seen in a long time. needs clothes badly. a fairing could hide some ugliness, but it's sooooo long.

technically a nice front suspension design though, but hideously ugly to the eyes. i'll take a hayabusa over this and that is saying a lot, since a crashed hayabusa usually looks better than a factory fresh one.

at least the vote is easy: fail.
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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:42 am

I voted: COOL

I think it's a nice change on a big naked bike design, although, it's got a face only a mother would love. But I think it would be a very fun bike to ride with the BMW 1300cc inline-4 in it. 175hp, under 500lbs, 19l of fuel, hey that's not so bad!!

I sat on one at a motorcycle show and it felt good, although vs the F800R (which this is sorta based on) you felt like you were "on top" of the bike vs the F800R's, "in the bike" feeling...

I like what ctchrisf said "its what Darth Vader would ride. " haha.

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Unread post by xRider » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:45 am

The bike looks cool to me :)
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:15 am

Thanks to all those who voted this week. The results wil be put up on the Cool Wall!

If you missed voting, no worries, the vote will stay open.

Have fun on this weeks new Friday Cool Wall bike!

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Re: This Week: 2011 BMW K1300R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by QuietMonkey » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:21 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote: although vs the F800R (which this is sorta based on) you felt like you were "on top" of the bike vs the F800R's, "in the bike" feeling... I like what ctchrisf said "its what Darth Vader would ride. " haha.
hmmm.... that "sorta based on" is too much of a stretch I'd say.

It certainly isnt based upon the F800R although they maybe saying they are based upon a common theme of naked-bmw-street-bike would be appropriate. Other than the ugly headlight/gauge treatment and being naked "urban" bimmers, the F800R and K1300R are completely different: engine platform, frame, suspension, final-drive... and the F800 is styled MUCH more conservatively and tastefully. The K1300R uses over-kill styling to hide a seriously cumbersome bike, and that's makes it especially ugly.

George Lucas responds: I think Darth Vader's crew wouldve went from R-series to an HP2 Sport, or in later Star Wars flicks it was more like taking a K75, throwing it out and designing a S1000R.

However, the K1300R and Millenium Falcon share some styling clues, and Chewie likes big-bore engines and Han's German heritage influences his hairstyle, transport and weapons choice... sooooo they ended up with a cargo freighter for serious blitzes across the galaxy.
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