2011 BMW K1300GT

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2011 BMW K1300GT
2011 BMW K1300GT

2011 BMW K1300GT
2011 BMW K1300GT

2011 BMW K1300GT
2011 BMW K1300GT

2011 BMW K1300GT
2011 BMW K1300GT

– 2011 BMW K1300GT

2011 BMW K1300GT

Gran Tourismo – or in the case of the BMW K 1300 GT quite simply one of the fastest movers around. It opens up a new era in the timing of long distances. Nonetheless: impressive though the average travel times may be on this machine, its performance is also fascinating at low speeds, for example after a hairpin bend. This is because at engine speeds you operate in more than 80% of the time on the road – i.e. the lower and middle ranges – this engine adds something you can feel instantly: 135 Nm from 1,293 cc. No ifs or buts. And 160 bhp for the three-lane motorway. The fact that this in-line 4-cylinder is very low-key when it comes to fuel consumption and exhaust emissions makes fast travel even more pleasing. And it also demonstrates once again how modern engines ought to be built.

The success formula GT is the sum of many intelligent details: top ergonomics – both at front and rear, exemplary aerodynamics and weather protection, safety (ABS as standard, ASC as an option) which sets standards. And a level of comfort which enables relaxed, supreme travel. Then there is a high-precision chassis with a low centre of gravity, as well as optional ESA II to adapt the chassis mode at the press of a button. So here’s a tip: save yourself the effort of looking for an alternative. Get into gear right away.

The BMW K 1300 GT: dynamic performance has never been more stylish.





2011 BMW K1300GT – Specifications
USA MSRP: Base $19,150 – Premium Package: $22,595
Canada MSRP: See Dealer for Current Pricing


Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder, 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 160 hp (118 kW) at 9,000 rpm

Max. torque 99 lb/ft (135 Nm) at 8,000 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 125 m.p.h. (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 5,9 l

Fuel type Unleaded Premium

Electrical system

Alternator three-phase alternator 945 W

Battery 12 V / 19 Ah, maintenace-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 hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, adjustable rebound damping

Suspension travel front / rear 4.5 in. / 5.3 in. (115 mm / 135 mm)

Wheelbase 61.9 inches (1,572 mm)

Castor 4.4 inches (112 mm)

Steering head angle 60.6°

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, 4-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 294 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS Standard equipment: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)


Dimensions / weights

Length 91.3 inches (2318 mm)

Width (incl. mirrors) 38 inches (965 mm) (incl. panniers: 39 inches [990 mm])

Height (excl. mirrors) 56.6 inches (1,438 mm)

Seat height, unladen weight 32.3 inches / 33.1 inches (low seat: 31.5 inches /32.3 inches)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight 70.8 inches / 72.4 inches (low seat: 69.3 inches / 70.8 inches)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 635 lbs (288 kg)

Dry weight 2) 562 lbs (255 kg)

Permitted total weight 1147 lbs (520 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment) 511 lbs (232 kg)

Usable tank volume 6.3 U.S. gallons (24 l)

Reserve approx. 1 U.S. gallon (4.0 l)

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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