The K 1300 S “30 Jahre K-Modelle” will be shown at the WICMA to held in Milan from 15th-18th November 2012. The special edition will be painted in a special colour concept in Alpine white / Sapphire black metallic and Racing red in conjunction and comes with a tinted windshield as well as numerous other accessories.
K 1300 S “30 Jahre K-Modelle” also has electronic suspension adjustment ESA II and the Safety Package including RDC and Automatic Stability Control ASC in addition to the standard ABS. The special edition K 1300 S also gets HP shift assistant and HP footrests for both rider and passenger. The best part about the package has to be Akrapovič exhaust. BMW says you get ‘appropriately athletic’ 4-cylinder sound, in addition to giving the model a dynamic appearance.
The K 1300 S “30 Jahre K-Modelle” also gets heated grips and an on-board computer. The K 1300 S special model “30 Jahre K-Modelle” can be individually supplemented with special accessories and options from the extensive BMW Motorrad accessories range.
The K Series has always been BMW’s darling child (until the arrival of the S 1000 RR?) and has been flagship carrying the latest tech wizardry from the boffins at BMW Motorrad. The K Series was born as the first K100 launched in 1983. It was one of the first BMW four cylinders and was offered with the BMW Compact Drive System with longitudinally mounted crankshaft and a horizontal cylinder bank. It was nicknamed the ‘Flying Brick’ because of the look of the engine, with the right housing the crankshaft and the left the cylinder heads, camshafts, injectors, spark plugs and the 4 into 1 exhausts pipes. This first generation of the K models also ushered in technological innovations such as the first electronic fuel injection system. 5 years later it was the introduction of of 4-valve technology and the very first ABS system in a serial motorcycle – the K 100 RS in 1988. BMW also introduced electronic cruise control on the K 1200 LT. In 2004, BMW Motorrad established the third generation of the series with the K 1200 S, now with a more conventional transverse crankshaft, and featuring the two suspension innovations Duolever and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment). The BMW K-series was also supplemented with the two in-line 6-cylinder models K 1600 GT/GTL in 2010.