BMW K1300GT (2009)

The BMW K1300GT motorcycle model was released in 2009, featuring a four-stroke, transverse four-cylinder, DOHC engine with a capacity of 1298cc. It has a bore x stroke of 80 x 64.3mm, a compression ratio of 13.0:1, and is liquid-cooled. This motorcycle also has an electronic fuel injection and a fully controlled three-way catalyst for exhaust management. The clutch is a multiple-plate clutch in oil bath and is hydraulically operated. The maximum power output is 127 kW at 9250 rpm, and the maximum torque is 140 Nm at 8250 rpm. The transmission has six speeds, and the final drive is a shaft gear. The frame is a bridge frame made of aluminum and is a load-bearing engine. The front suspension has a BMW Motorrad Duolever with a central spring strut, and the rear suspension has a cast aluminum single swing arm with BMW Motorrad spring pre-tension with an infinite hydraulic adjustment. The front brakes have two 320mm discs and four-piston calipers, while the rear brakes have a single 265mm disc and two-piston caliper. The motorcycle’s seat height ranges from 820-840mm, and it has a wet weight of 255kg. Its fuel capacity is 19L, and the average fuel consumption is 6.2L/100km. The standing 1/4 mile time is 11.4 seconds, and the top speed is 252.2km/h. Reviews of the BMW K1300GT have been positive by both Motorcycle and Motorcycle USA.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: BMW K 1300GT

Year: 2009

Engine: Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Capacity: 1298 cc / 79.2 cu in.
Bore x Stroke: 80 x 64.3 mm / 3.15 x 2.53″
Compression Ratio: 13.0:1
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Induction: Electronic fuel injection, Digital Motor Electronics with integrated knock control (BMS-K)
Starting: Electric
Exhaust management: Fully controlled three-way catalyst
Clutch: Multiple-plate clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
Max Power: 127 kW / 173 hp @ 9250 rpm
Max Torque: 140 Nm / 14.3 kgf-m / 103 lb-ft @ 8250 rpm
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Gear Ratio: 1st 2.398 / 2nd 1.871 / 3rd 1.525 / 4th 1.296 / 5th 1.143 / 6th 1.015:1
Frame: Bridge frame, aluminium, load-bearing engine

Front Suspension: BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut, Paralever; central spring strut with lever system
Front Wheel Travel: 115 mm / 4.5 in.
Rear Suspension: Cast aluminium single swing arm with BMW Motorrad, spring pre-tension with infinite hydraulic adjustment
Rear Wheel Travel: 135 mm / 5.3 in
Front Brakes: 2 x 320mm discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 265mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre: 180/55 ZR17
Seat Height: 820 – 840 mm / 32.3 – 33.1 in (low seat 800- 820 mm / 31.5 – 32.3 in)
Wet Weight: 255 kg / 562 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 19 L / 5.0 US gal
Consumption Average: 6.2 L/100 km 16.1 km/l / 37.9 US mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 11.4 sec
Top Speed: 252.2 km/h / 156.7 mph
Reviews: Motorcycle / Motorcycle USA

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