2012 BMW K1300R Dynamic

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2012 BMW K1300R Dynamic
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2012 BMW K1300R Dynamic Review

2012 BMW K1300R Dynamic

This special edition K 1300 R Dynamic takes the stunning looks and the overall outstanding performance of this naked bike to a new level. The package, which is brand new for 2011, offers a selection of factory–fitted options as standard, which means that not only will you be able to enjoy the exhilarating speed and the fantastic long distance capabilities offered by the K 1300 R – but you can get more out of the already excellent handling and performance of the bike as well.

Dynamic Package (Tyre Pressure Control and ASC)

Standard Factory Equipment:
Special Features
Sports Wheels
On Board Computer
Heated Grips
Sport Windshield
LED Indicators
Gear Shift Assist
ESA 2 (Electronic Suspension Adjustment 2)


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. It does not only 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 that 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.

Boasting a 127 kW (173 hp) engine and tipping the scales at 243 kg including fuel, the extravagant power roadster K 1300 R is one of the most powerful vehicles on this segment for even the highest demands for riding dynamics.

The exclusive paintwork on the special model K 1300 R underscores the muscular face and the sporty, lean tail of this athletic naked bike. At the same time, the combination of mat metallic Ostra grey and metallic Sapphire black emphasises the uncompromising masculinity of this beefy roadster. The lettering in Sun yellow presents a play of harmony.

The special model also features a high quality carbon engine spoiler in support of its dynamic riding claims.

It’s impossible to imagine a more striking or more exciting naked bike. Designed without compromise to impress – and to perform. An output of 173hp (127 kW) an­d 140 Nm of torque ensure it can handle anything the street can throw at it. Looks aren’t always deceptive.

Imposing design meets unique technology. Technology such as the famous BMW Motorrad Duolever for optimum handling, and optional BMW Motorrad ABS and TPC Tyre Pressure Control. The K 1300 R is also the only naked bike available with gear shift assist, allowing riders to change up without declutching or taking their hand off the throttle.

ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) is available as an option on the K 1300 R, allowing you to modify the suspension set-up depending on the load you are carrying

The K1300R Power Roadster is a high-performance riding machine offering a perfect blend of performance, riding safety and technical features carried over from the K1300S. So while the drivetrain and running gear are carried over from the K1300S, they have been modified in this case to meet the particular requirements of a large-capacity naked bike. The most significant and outstanding considerations in developing the K1300R were indeed to offer the rider supreme riding pleasure combined with equally outstanding safety on the road, as well as the most sophisticated design features and an extroverted, masculine look.


2012 BMW K1300R Dynamic Model Highlights

Standard Factory Equipment:
Special Features

Sports Wheels
On Board Computer
Heated Grips
Sport Windshield
LED Indicators
Gear Shift Assist
ESA 2 (Electronic Suspension Adjustment 2)
4 Cylinder in line engine, mounted across the frame and inclined at 55°
4 valve cylinder heads
6 speed gearbox
Stainless steel exhaust system
Digital engine management
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
Shaft Drive

Running Gear
BMW Motorrad Duolever front suspension and paralever (EVO) rear suspension
Twin disk front brake (EVO, 320mm dia.)
Single disk rear brake
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Continuously adjustable rear rebound damping
Cast aluminium single sided swing arm
Cast aluminium wheels
5.5 x 17 rear wheel with 180/55 ZR17 tyre

Permanent headlamp beam
Electronic immobiliser
Info flat screen (digital clock, gear indicator, fuel gauge, coolant temperature and cruising range indicator, total and 2 trip odometers, service interval indicator)
Hazard warning flasher
White turning indicator
Power socket

Storage compartment with toolkit
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and seat lock
Adjustable handbrake and clutch lever
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
One piece dual seat




2012 BMW K1300R Dynamic – US Specifications/Technical Details

Model not available in the USA



2012 BMW K1300R Dynamic – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See Dealer for pricing

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 1293 cc
Output: 173 bhp at 9,250 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 820 mm
Optional Seat Height: 790/835 mm
Dry Weight: 217 kg (478 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.8 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months


2012 BMW K1300R Dynamic – UK Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: £12,610 GBP

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 cc
Rated output 127 kW (173 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 5,0 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5,8 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, 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 (continuously variable) at hydraulic 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 5,50 x 17″
Tyre, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear 180/55 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 Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2.228 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 856 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.095 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 fueled 243 kg
Dry weight 217 kg
Permitted total weight 460 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 217 kg
Usable tank volume 19 l
Reserve approx. 4,0 l


2012 BMW K1300R Dynamic – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Engine K 1300 R
Type: Water-cooled, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore Stroke: 80 mm x 64.3 mm
Capacity: 1,293 cc
Rated Output: 127 kW (173 hp) at 9,250 rpm
Maximum Torque: 140 Nm at 8,250 rpm
Compression Ratio: 13.0 : 1
Carburetion: 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 K 1300 R
Maximum Speed: over 200 km/h
Fuel Consumption Over 100km @ 90kph: 4.7 l
Fuel Consumption Over 100 km @ 120kph: 5.5 l
Fuel Type: Unleaded premium, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)
Electrical System K 1300 R
Generator: Three-phase alternator 580 W
Battery: 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power Transmission K 1300 R
Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Drive: Shaft drive
Chassis/brakes K 1300 R
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 hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Travel Front/Rear: 115 mm / 135 mm
Wheelbase: 1,585 mm
Caster: 104.4 mm
Steering Head Angle: 60.4°
Wheels: Cast aluminium
Rim Front: 3.50 x 17″
Rim Rear: 5.50 x 17″
Tyres Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres Rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Brake Front: Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake Rear: Single disc, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part integral)
Dimensions/Weights K 1300 R
Seat Height Unladen: STD 820 mm low seat 790 mm (no cost opt.)
Unladen Road Ready Fully Fuelled: 243 kg
Dry Weight: 217 kg
Permitted Total Weight: 460 kg
Payload With Standard Equipment: 217 kg
Usable Tank Volume: 19.0 l
Reserve: approx. 4.0 l
Length: 2,228 mm
Height Not Including Mirrors: 1,095 mm
Width Including Mirrors: 856 mm


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