BMW K 1300 R: review, history, specs

Class: roadster
Production: November 2007 – July 2015
Predecessor: BMW K1200R
Related: BMW K1300S
Successor: BMW S1000R

BMW K 1300 R (Europe, USA), 2007-2015

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeNovember 2007 – July 2015Name: BMW K1300R
Model code: K43
Parts Catalog Code: 0518
USADecember 2007 – January 2012Name: BMW K1300R
Model code: K43
Parts Catalog Code: 0519

Electronic Aids BMW K1300R (basic & optional):

• Integral ABS-II
• On-board computer
• Heated grips (automatically controlled by the on-board computer)
• ESA-II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
• ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
• TPC (Tire Pressure Control)
• Gear-shift Assist

Specifications


BMW K1300R: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2233 mm / 87,9 in
Overall width856 mm / 33,7 in
Overall height1230 mm / 48,4 in
Seat height820 mm / 31,1 in
790 mm / 32,3 in – low seat
Wheelbase1585 mm / 62,4 in
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight243 kg / 536 lbs
FRAME
Frame (type)Aluminum bridge frame with load-bearing engine
Front suspension, travelBMW Duolever, 125 mm / 4,9 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW EVO Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 135 mm / 5,3 in
Front tire size120/70 ZR17
Rear tire size180/55 ZR17
Front brakeDouble disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (Integral ABS-II)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 265 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-II)
Fuel capacity19,0 l / 5,0 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
Fuel economy5,0 l / 100 km (90 km/h)
5,8 l / 100 km (120 km/h)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement4-cylinders in-line transverse
Bore & Stroke80,0 x 64,3 mm
Displacement1293 cm³ (78,9 cu in)
Compression ratio13.0:1
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power173,0 hp (127,0 kW) / 9250 rpm
Max. torque140,0 Nm (14,2 kg-m) / 8250 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)2,81 sec
Top speed270 km/h (168 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Bosch BMS-K
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchWet, multi-plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission6-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V

VI


2.294
1.789
1.458
1.240
1.094
0.971
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemBMS-K+
AlternatorThree-phase alternator with integrated, fully electronic voltage regulator, 580W
Battery capacity12V-14Ah

Images


BMW K1300R: images, gallery.

BMW K1300R
BMW K1300R
BMW K1300R

Videos


BMW K1300R: video.

Manuals


BMW K1300R: documentation.

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