Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Dapto, NSW, Australia
I Was in a similar situations, have ridden all types of bikes over the years, my last bike was a ZZR1200 which was pretty tricked up & able to have the best of both worlds sports & touring, I was not even in the market for anything new until a friend asked me to test ride the K1300S with the Hp pack, needles to say I ended up buying the bike myself & have 't looked back the best bike I have ever owned & I have been riding for 30+years! have just recently serviced the bike & price wise is not much different to anything else these days, service schedule is every 10.000ks whIch makes it as cheep as the others but if your a bit fussy like me you will change oil & filter every 5000ks anyway, have also just come back from a long trip riding 2 up with the wife on the back, middle of winter here in Australia got down to -2 heated grips were fantastic & wife also happy being pillion, have also ridden the bike pretty hard in some twisty stuff & it is definitely worth the extra dollars you pay for the trick bits, also had a close call at an intersection one afternoon with a car pulling out in front of me, I stopped with a couple of inches to spare if I was on my old bike I would have been into the side of the car, so yes there are a lot of features on this bike which I also had concerns about which were all unfounded as riding this thing is just a hoot.
Maintenance wise if you are doing things yourself it's a matter of what you want to do, I was able to purchase a good maintenance CD from my local Bmw dealer, manual is very detailed & helpful, hope all this helpsk
Oh yeah almost forgot every time I get on it to go somewhere it always brings a big smile to my face hahaha
Last edited by asch; Aug 10th, 2014 at 3:49 am.