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2012 BMW K 1300 S — Contact Dealer for Pricing

2012 BMW ›› Motorcycle / Scooter ›› Sport ›› K 1300 S ››


2012 BMW K 1300 S

Conceived consistently as a sports machine, the K1300S has not only maintained, but in many areas even enhanced, the qualities of its predecessor. This high-performer combines fascinating and innovative technology of the highest calibre with outstanding all-round qualities and safety. On the road this means even greater riding precision and agility, even more dynamic power and performance, and, at the same time, the superior safety and ease of control in all situations so typical of a BMW.

The interceptor. The athlete. Aerodynamic, avant-garde. Do you know of another sporty bike with this profile? A bike that develops such pulling power with 175 hp that it take the heat out of many a 200 hp bike? But a bike you can still take out on a quick trip simply because it has great everyday suitability? At the same time a technological treat?

The reasons: 103 ft-lb of torque from 1,293 cc – and at 8,250 rpm too. With a throaty sound from a cool, hexagonal tube. With catalytic converter and exhaust valve. And with fuel consumption and exhaust emission values which would suit many a machine with half the dynamic performance.

With this jet, the whole concept of speed moves into a new dimension. This in-line 4-cylinder delivers its power in such a way that you can almost feel it when standing still. That’s because within the engine speed ranges in which you move more than 80% of the time – i.e. the lower and medium speed ranges – it delivers performance from the first yard. The real thing. And in terms of safety features, this machine is unique: ABS as standard with ASC and ESA optional. And the extras are amazing: race through the gears with the automatic shift function, pure racing in view with the 2D HP dashboard.

The BMW K 1300 S: supreme power with the sportiest of understatement. Why not try it out right away!


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2012 BMW K 1300 S Base
Year 2012
Manufacturer BMW
Model Name K 1300 S
Trim Name Base
Generic Type (Primary) Sport
Engine Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore 80 mm
Stroke 64.3 mm
Cylinders-Displacement (cc) 1,293 ccm
Engine Power 175 hp (129 KW) at 9,250 rpm
Engine Torque, Maximum 103 ft-lb (140 Nm) at 8,250 rpm
Compression Ratio 13.0 : 1
Mixture Control Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)
Emissions 2 closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-3 norm with electronically controlled interference pipe and acoustic valves
Top Speed Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 50 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel Type Unleaded premium only
Alternator three-phase alternator 580 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
Gears Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Drive System Shaft drive
Frame Type Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front Suspension BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear 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
Wheels & Tires
Front Travel (in./cm.) 4.5inches (115 mm)
Rear Travel (in./cm.) 5.3 inches (135 mm)
Wheelbase 62.4 inches (1,585 mm)
Castor 4.1 inches (104.4 mm)
Steering 60.4°
Wheel Option Cast aluminium
Front Wheel 3.50 x 17"
Rear Wheel 6.00 x 17"
Front Tire 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tire 190/55 ZR 17
Front braking system Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear braking system Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS Option Standard equipment: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Length 85.9 inches (2,182 mm)
Width 35.6 inches (905 mm)
Height 48 inches (1,221 mm)
Seat Height 32.3 (820 mm) low seat: 31.1 (790 mm)
Curb Weight 560 lbs (254 kg)
Dry Weight 503 lbs (228 kg)
Weight 1,014 lbs (460 kg)
Weight, Maximum Capacity 460 kg
Payload Capacity 573 lbs (206 kg)
Fuel Capacity 5 gallons (19.0 liters)
Fuel Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)