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Old 07-16-2017, 09:35 AM
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Hi all, just joined the site. Looks like loads of valuable info on here

Ok, I've always had a hankering for a K1300s.
I've had Beemers for years R90s, k100 eight valve, K100rs eight and sixteen valve and still have my silky smooth K1200rs.
I don't ride much these days (66 years young) but when I do it's usually across France or Spain.

Anyway I've bought a K1300s fully loaded 2010 but will have to wait for it to be transported over from Ireland to the Uk.

Just wondering if anyone has gone from a K1200rs to a K1300s. Obviously a huge jump in power but wonder if the 13 is as smooth. The rs is super stable at flat out speeds but she's a heavy girl in the twisties.

So, I've heard such glowing reports on the s that I'm getting excited already.
It's the only upgrade I'm interested in as I've had sports bikes and ZZRs etc. I don't care about it being old fashioned and discontinued. The one thing I don't like is the corrosion but I can sort that.

Am I going to be happy?
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:11 AM
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Welcome aboard James!

Yes, you're gonna be very pleased with your purchase! I moved from an '02 K12RS to the K12S & the difference is like night & day. The K13S is a fine machine & is the best sport touring motorcycle out there bar none. It does it all with power, grace & grunt. Many miles of smiles are in your future!

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I'm in the same boat as you. Riding a 2003 RS and GT since 2005 and have about 40K + miles of riding on them, turned 62 last week. I am very comfortable on the RS/GT.
Couldn't pass up a 2016 K1300s Motosport in February and have about 1300 miles of riding on it. My biggest take away is RESPECT. I only take out the 1300S when I am in "relaxed mode" for now. My skill level will never match the bike's capability. Give yourself time to adjust to the riding position. Throttle is very sensitive and found adding foam grips over the existing grips help. If you are going to add bags, Hepco and Becker have a nice set up for a hard tail bag. BMW's set up is not very secure.
Go to the forum section on i-BMW - plenty of info.
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Thanks for the replies.
I don't like hard luggage so will probably get the Ventura L brackets as already have the bag and rack.
Looking forward to it arriving but won't be for a week or so.
Thanks again.
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Welcome James to the best forum on the planet. We look forward to your participation. Good choice of motorcycle. Very under rated in my opinion and you'll soon see why
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Welcome to the forum James. Lots of good info here about your 1300s. Are you going too be happy ? We think so.

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You have immaculate taste and will love the K1300S.

I am in the same boat as you but could not bear to sell my 1997 K1200RS. Still silken after 20 years & 53,000 miles and so nice to calm down on after a licence-shredding session on the Slant 4. If you have room and don't need the PX value, I'd recommend you too keep the RS.

For me, I have 'bookended' the two best Ks - the first really great 4 cylinder K and the last of the breed too. I'm broadminded, I'll ride anything, but nothing else comes close.
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Welcome. Like Curt said, you're gonna be very pleased !!
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Welcome Danny and congrats on your new Deutsche Time/Distance Compression Machine. I've had my '11 K1300S for 10k miles now and just completed a 4.7k mile tour in the Western USA.

I'm so glad I got it! It's so easy to ride and takes me hundreds of miles with a smile on my face the whole time.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:43 PM
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This all sounds great.
I feel like I did when awaiting my first train set at Christmas..... when I was six.))

Of course I was much more sensible and mature then)

My K1200 rs is the lovely blue and silver one, a 2001 pre facelift with only 15000 miles on her. She is still a great ride especially on the open roads in France.
I keep looking at it in the garage and can't help still admiring the build quality. Even comparing it to the mighty 13 it still oozes solid engineering.
It does seem a shame to let her go and they don't fetch much money here in the UK. The U.K. Press were never very kind to them, always comparing them to the Busa and other non comparables.
I don't have to sell it so might wait for the 13 to arrive first.

Tongue hanging out and panting.

The 13 has less than 10,000 miles on it which I think is good for a 2010 model.
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Welcome to the site! Looking forward to your impressions of the 13S compared to your RS, it'll certainly be lighter, faster, and more agile, hard to argue with those qualities, probably not as smooth, so if you don't need the $ and have the room I'd say keep both, as in you can never have too many motorcycles!
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