Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2015 BMW K1300S Motorsport. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
BMW’s K-series debuted in the early 80s with the K100, a huge departure from the boxer-powered creations that the company had been using for decades. The new bikes were affectionately known as the “flying bricks” to represent the general shape of the longitudinal inline motors. It would take until 2014 for BMW to fall in line with their Japanese competition and go with an inline four-cylinder engine laid across the frame. It competed against the Honda Blackbird and Suzuki Hayabusa when it came to horsepower and speed, but offered much more in creature comfort for riders dedicated to eating up miles at pace – traction control, ABS, luggage, heated grips, and more.
The model was updated to the K1300S in 2008 with a minor restyle, improved fueling, new clutch and transmission, an optional quickshifter, updated electronic suspension adjustment, and amusingly, a redesigned turn signal switch that ditched the long-standing “one per side” setup.
If you wanted to go fast on a race track, BMW was glad to sell you a S1000RR. But if you wanted to fast in the real world, the K1300S was your ticket. As noted in this RoadCarver review, “the BMW K1300S generates as much torque at 4,000 rpm as the BMW S1000RR makes at 11,000 rpm.” Specifically, the updated K-bike motor pushed a healthy 175 horsepower at 9,250 rpm and 103 lb-ft at 8,250 rpm through a shaft final drive.
While the base bike was impressive, BMW took it up a notch with a special model called the Motorsport. The most obvious change was the livery, which combines Black Storm Metallic, Light White, Lupine Blue metallic, and Racing Red.
Other Motorsport features included:
BMW HP forged alloy wheels.
BMW HP footpegs for rider (adjustable) and passenger.
This example is VIN: WB105090XFZV95459. The seller is the original owner, he purchased the bike eight years ago from Tri-Valley Moto BMW dealership in Livermore, California.
During his ownership, the seller has covered 2,780 miles.
The seller reports that he recently had “new tires installed and the battery replaced.” He adds that the bike “was only serviced at the local BMW dealership.”
Per the seller, this K1300S Motorsport is completely stock.
It is riding on Dunlop Roadsmart tires with date codes of 4520 and 4320.
The sale also includes a tank bag and tail bag.
The seller reports that there are no cosmetic blemishes of note.
Currently located in Pleasanton, California, this BMW is offered on a clean California title with registration current through June 2023.
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