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Old 09-13-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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2013 bmw k1300s

dear forum

the new 2013 graphite bmw k1300s is the best looking sport touring motorcycle ever designed .









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Old 09-13-2012, 04:24 AM   #2
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She does look hot indeed.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:44 AM   #3
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Is a great lookin bike. Why do people want a bike that's the same color as the road?? I painted a BMW that color once, but WHITE would be a knock out on that bike IMO. And easier to see.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:44 AM   #4
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:57 PM   #6
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It's pretty, but I've seen better ;)
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #7
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Why, it's *almost* as good looking as a 16 year old Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird.

Shame about the seat though. Ugh, I don't like the look of those seats on the K's, personally.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
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Test ride

Took one of these out yesterday for a test ride. Alone and two -up, it is a great bike. So much torque down low. Even in 6th it pulled hard. Since it was still a new bike (only 26 miles), I kept the revs below 4.5k. Even my wife thought it was comfy and that is high praise from her. For reference, I am 6'2" 230 and she is 5'7" 135. My daily is a 2010 Thruxton and our long hauler is a 2007 Road King. This will be my next bike for sure.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:42 AM   #9
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Why, it's *almost* as good looking as a 16 year old Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird.
Odd, that's all I saw when I looked at it as well.

For me, the original duc ST2 is probably the best looking ST, particularly if you're keeping score with the factory side cases installed.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:05 AM   #10
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BMW is going to show a special "K Series 30th Anniversary Celebration" livery at the upcoming EICMA in Milan - I love it...



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Old 10-25-2012, 10:46 AM   #11
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That bike would look great in pearl white! Nice looking bike, especially from BMW. The whole transformer-toy look of a lot of their recent bikes has been disappointing IMO.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:51 PM   #12
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and then...

you put some wanker on it with a shuberth helmet, crossing guard vest, and a slow moving triangle on the tail pack.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:09 PM   #13
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All that sculpted bodywork and high finish quality on the frame, yet they can't figure out how to either make the subframe out of something more than bar stock, or at least cover the damn thing up. That's the only negative to the side view of the bike.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #14
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Why, it's *almost* as good looking as a 16 year old Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird.
Amen! This old girl is prettier, IMHO.

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #15
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Amen! This old girl is prettier, IMHO.

That's what I thought too, then I saw the shaft drive on the BMW. I'm gonna go out an hug my Blackbird.
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