BMW K 1300 R is a superb bike with some striking features which are worth mentionable including a bridge-type frame with cast aluminium and load-bearing engine, a conventional indicator switch instead of an usually confusing BMW 3-button configuration, its new hexagonal tube with catalytic converter, a superb exhaust valve, standard ABS, an automatic shift function, a sporty MotoGP-style 2D dashboard, lots of luggage options, stylish front dual headlights and tail light, black and split grab rail, neatly designed fuel tank, a sporty riding experience, black rear view mirrors, large air intakes, nice front fender, nicely positioned foot pegs and handlebar, clear lens indicators, 17-inch cast-aluminium alloy wheels with tubeless radial tires and the optional ESA II system and ASC traction control.
BMW K 1300 R has a powerful 1293cc, 4-stroke, in-line 4-cylinders, 16-valves DOHC, water-cooled engine with a maximum power of 173 bhp at 9,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 140 Nm at 8,250 rpm and is mated with a constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox transmission via a shaft drive and in 1-down and 5-up shift pattern. It has a hydraulically operated multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, a bore and stroke of 80mm and 64.3mm respectively, a 13.0:1 compression ratio, EU3 emission compliant closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter and an electronic intake pipe injection with digital engine management including a knock sensor(BMS-K+). It has a top speed of almost 275 kmph and reaches 0-100kmph mark in just 3 seconds
This naked bike BMW K 1300 R has got 320mm diameter dual floating disk brakes with 4-piston fixed callipers at front and 265mm diameter single disk brake with 2-piston floating calliper at rear. The suspension system includes a BMW Motorrad Duo lever with central spring strut at front and a cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Para lever and a central spring strut having a lever system with hydraulically adjustable(continuously variable) spring pre-load at hand wheel and adjustable rebound damping at rear.
BMW K 1300 R is available in a single variant in two beautiful shades which includes sapphire black metallic with black satin gloss and racing red with sapphire black metallic. BMW K 1300 R competes Ducati Diavel, Honda VFR 1200F, Suzuki Hayabusa and Kawasaki ZX-14R.