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Old 09-20-2010, 12:42 PM   #76
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This is my idea of the " perfect couple " - just saying

Good taste!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:26 PM   #77
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I've had mine for a couple weeks. It's all I had hoped for!
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:39 PM   #78
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Love the K1300S

I have had mine since March and now have almost 12,000 miles on it. Have averaged 45 mpg with a high of 51.2 and a low of 37.5. No real problems, only minor items that the dealer took care of very well.
Smooth, comfortable, powerful, and fast!
Hardly drive my R90S any more....
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:19 AM   #79
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Bump to the top. Winter is here in Maine and the bikes in storage. How about a few pics of your K. Heres mine.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:57 PM   #80
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Bump to the top. Winter is here in Maine and the bikes in storage. How about a few pics of your K. Heres mine.
You are a man of exquisite taste.

Nice to reread this thread - I have since acquired a Bianco Corse Ducati Hypermotard EVO SP to bring the garage back up to 5 bikes (and, well, I have a Diavel coming soon :lol ) and it freaking rocks my world - scary fun bike.

But nothing else has changed... my K1300S is still my main mean of transportation, and easily the best all-around motorcycle I've ever owned. The only time I'll replace her is going to be to get another one, or update to whatever new version BMW decides to make.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:16 PM   #81
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You are a man of exquisite taste.

Nice to reread this thread - I have since acquired a Bianco Corse Ducati Hypermotard EVO SP to bring the garage back up to 5 bikes (and, well, I have a Diavel coming soon :lol ) and it freaking rocks my world - scary fun bike.

But nothing else has changed... my K1300S is still my main mean of transportation, and easily the best all-around motorcycle I've ever owned. The only time I'll replace her is going to be to get another one, or update to whatever new version BMW decides to make.

How do you like the hpyermotard? I have been lurking it for few weeks. If it is not 30 degree outside, I might have gone for a test ride already.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:33 PM   #82
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How do you like the hpyermotard? I have been lurking it for few weeks. If it is not 30 degree outside, I might have gone for a test ride already.
I love the Hyper! To be fair, I only have about 300 miles on her, and no track or real twisties yet (been traveling a lot the last two months), but so far it is just an amazing amount of fun. It literally feels like it has no weight. The most flickable and responsive bike I've ever tried. Makes the SuperDuke R I had feel slow steering by comparison...

Interestingly enough, the base model never did much for me, but the EVO SP with its revised geometry is just awesome... you really lean forward and "on" the front wheel (the same feel as the SDR, but you are much taller and better positioned on the Hyper, in my opinion).

And man, that engine is just crazy - the kick down low with the full Termignoni is unreal (it really opens up the engine, which feels strangled with the stock exhaust). And then there is the sound... ooooohhhh baby!

Rode it today, as a matter of fact, and even took a picture:

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Old 01-06-2011, 05:54 PM   #83
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That is cool!
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:41 AM   #84
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I love the Hyper! To be fair, I only have about 300 miles on her, and no track or real twisties yet (been traveling a lot the last two months), but so far it is just an amazing amount of fun. It literally feels like it has no weight. The most flickable and responsive bike I've ever tried. Makes the SuperDuke R I had feel slow steering by comparison...

Interestingly enough, the base model never did much for me, but the EVO SP with its revised geometry is just awesome... you really lean forward and "on" the front wheel (the same feel as the SDR, but you are much taller and better positioned on the Hyper, in my opinion).

And man, that engine is just crazy - the kick down low with the full Termignoni is unreal (it really opens up the engine, which feels strangled with the stock exhaust). And then there is the sound... ooooohhhh baby!

Rode it today, as a matter of fact, and even took a picture:

Thanks for the sharing.

Everything I read about this bike is positive. Going to give myself few months to cool down and wait for the snow melt, by that time, if I am still lurking ... you know what is going to happen
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:24 AM   #85
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I've had my k1200s for going on 6 years now. Its not ridden as much as the GS, only has 30k miles on it, but every time I ride it I like it a little better. Still not as good as the GS.

Its got the low speed stumbles and occasional roll on hesitation, and the steering damper seems a bit overdone, but the grin factor is still huge. Haven't been to the track since the first summer where it did well. Plenty of roads around austin to open her up. Can't believe I haven't gotten a ticket or some jail time yet.

Still some places I can't go............

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Old 01-09-2011, 10:11 AM   #86
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The pics suck but here is my k1200r. Before and after paint. I had it painted BMW Space Grey.

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Old 01-09-2011, 05:53 PM   #88
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Thanks for the pics, keeping em coming!
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:44 PM   #89
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Anyone taken their 13s two-up yet? What did the passenger have to say?
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:49 PM   #90
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Have any of you gone from a ZX-14 to the K13s?

I currently have a ZX-14 and it's done well by me, but I am looking for some more creature comforts and safety margins, like ABS, ESA, etc... since I rack up a lot (for me) of commute miles and pleasure miles a year, usually 15k-20k.

Any regrets going from a chain drive to shaft drive?

What one thing on your K13s do you love and what one thing do you dislike?
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