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Old 01-21-2015, 06:39 PM   #1
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Any BMW K1300R owners here??

It's certainly not the most popular bike..and it wasn't even sold in the USA (they did get it when it was the K1200R)...So we hd them in Canada but are no longer being sold here either.
The one I have is even more rare as it the Carbon Fibre Edition SE...
I would love to hear from anyone with this bike and how they like it.
I love this bike! 22,000kms in 12 months.

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Old 01-21-2015, 07:20 PM   #2
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I had a k1200r and loved it but went back to a gsa in April
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:33 PM   #3
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Since I own it's cousin, I'm sure it's an awesome bike; Surely comfortable with the more upright seating position. I've seen one or two of these around Portland, but they're pretty fricken rare around here.

I like the bike, but prefer the looks of the "S". I can't help but think of "Transformers" when I see the "R".

Either way, we have AWESOME bikes!
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:32 PM   #4
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Since I own it's cousin, I'm sure it's an awesome bike; Surely comfortable with the more upright seating position. I've seen one or two of these around Portland, but they're pretty fricken rare around here.

I like the bike, but prefer the looks of the "S". I can't help but think of "Transformers" when I see the "R".

Either way, we have AWESOME bikes!
Lol...yeah it is unique. I went in to my local BMW dealer last year to look at the S model. Didn't even know the R existed. When I saw a pic of it in the dealer, that was it. It had to be brought in from another province where it had spent almost two years on the dealer floor!! I have a few old bikes from the early 80s and bikes with fairings don't appeal to me and I feel it makes them all look the same. I like to see the engine.
And if I'm going to spend 20 plus grand on a bike I sure as jell don't wanna see it on every corner.
And yes, I also like the more upright riding position.
The only bummer about owning this bike is that I don't know how I will ever replace it.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:23 AM   #5
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The ride from Toronto to Minneapolis and back 2-up coupled with the cold wet weather helped prove it wasn't the touring machine I hoped it could be.

Awesome machine, but we seem to be doing more longer and longer trips so it was time for a change. Test riding the K1600GT at the BMW MOA rally sealed it's fate.

If I could afford 2 I would have kept it but sadly the Mrs. didn't see that as an option. At least she likes the new one and we kept it in the K-Bike family.

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Old 01-22-2015, 08:27 AM   #6
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Hey Jman,
I remember getting advice from you before I bought the k1300r last year.
My wife and I have been on several trips on the bike and it has been great. I did have a custom seat made for mine as the stock on was shit.
But most of my riding is done one up. Funny though my wife prefers riding on the back of one of my old GS Suzukis...great comfort!
As a matter of fact when my cousin and his wife came out here a couple of years ago we went on a week long trip on the old Suzukis and my cousin wife said it was more comfortable riding on the back of my old Suks than riding on the back of their new Concours!
They really don't make em like they used to.
By the way, do you mind me asking what you got for the bike?
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:24 AM   #7
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:00 AM   #8
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I have the only K1300R for sale in the United States on my showroom floor. You don't want to know the price though :)
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:07 PM   #9
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I have the only K1300R for sale in the United States on my showroom floor. You don't want to know the price though :)
Lol...yes I do!!
Do you have an ad for it?
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:16 PM   #10
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My prior bike - I know it went to a good home.

Extras were:
  • Painted BMW Space Grey which is an M series car color
  • Corbin heated seat
  • Xtreme skid plate and the obvious other bits.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:35 AM   #11
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Lol...yes I do!!
Do you have an ad for it?
No Ad - you'll have to call me or come see it :)
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:57 PM   #12
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My prior bike - I know it went to a good home.

Extras were:
  • Painted BMW Space Grey which is an M series car color
  • Corbin heated seat
  • Xtreme skid plate and the obvious other bits.
Like that Skid Plate! Gives the R that Mad Max Road Warrior look.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:52 PM   #13
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speaking of Mad Max - they are comming out with a remake - looks awesome.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:23 PM   #14
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I've got one; an '09 with 10,000 km's on it. It's got lots of carbon fibre, too; belly pan, windscreen, front fender, clutch cover guard. Also has Akropovic exhaust slip-on. I just bought it late last fall, on impulse really, just because of it's great low mileage condition and relative rarity. Not sure how long I'll keep it, lovely bike but I'm more of an adventure bike type, mainly for the riding position.
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Old 01-25-2015, 02:54 PM   #15
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I've got one; an '09 with 10,000 km's on it. It's got lots of carbon fibre, too; belly pan, windscreen, front fender, clutch cover guard. Also has Akropovic exhaust slip-on. I just bought it late last fall, on impulse really, just because of it's great low mileage condition and relative rarity. Not sure how long I'll keep it, lovely bike but I'm more of an adventure bike type, mainly for the riding position.
Got any pics?
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