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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2011, 6:35 pm Thread Starter
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Will there be a 2011 K1300GT???

I have an 08 K12GT.. I do not want a K16GT.. anyone know or have a guess if there will be a 2011 K13GT or do I need to look for a used 2010 K13GT???
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I have an 08 K12GT.. I do not want a K16GT.. anyone know or have a guess if there will be a 2011 K13GT or do I need to look for a used 2010 K13GT???
None. Discontinued. Better get a 2010 K1300GT while still available.
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The K1300GT is over, no one wants to belive it, but it's true. New York Motorcycle show they had every bike on display no K1300GT. One look at the product line up in BMW's brochures will make it crystal no wedge GT it's done. My self when the time comes I'm heading toward an S or another manufacturer all together.

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The K1300GT is over, no one wants to believe it, but it's true. New York Motorcycle show they had every bike on display no K1300GT. One look at the product line up in BMW's brochures will make it crystal no wedge GT it's done. My self when the time comes I'm heading toward an S or another manufacturer all together.
I must say the S1000RR is the most fun on a bike that I've had. Loads of power and so light-weight it reminds me of how motorcycles should be and not some 600+ pound thing. It always wins the "Bike for today's ride" pick in the garage. Easy to split traffic, park, back up, and people know it is fast so I don't have to prove it either. Even tire wear is better than my GT (weight?). Service cost is a ton better too as first service was only $110 which is cheap for a BMW and beginning to get to Harley-Land in terms of service costs (like $95 here for H-D annual service and they even pick it up and return it for that!).

I won't get another BMW K-series touring rig until they go to some automatic valve adjusters to keep the thing out of a service bay either. Okay, knock the weight down by at least 250 pounds too. I'm not choked up about the water-cooled boxer that may show soon either. Probably need some special and pricey coolant change ritual to that much like the ABS fluid change on the servo equipped bikes (ugh!). Plus, the added weight and the possibility of a large pool of coolant should it fall over like my GT always does.

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Hey Mack, don't know if you've ever seen the show Top Gear...the UK version is one of the best shows on TV IMO....but they had your beloved S1000RR vs an Ariel Atom V8....one of the fastest production cars ever. Pretty cool:

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Hey Mack, don't know if you've ever seen the show Top Gear...the UK version is one of the best shows on TV IMO....but they had your beloved S1000RR vs an Ariel Atom V8....one of the fastest production cars ever. Pretty cool:

S1000RR vs Ariel Atom V8
No haven't seen the show, but the video link was interesting. I went out canyon carving today trying to get rid of the rear tread since my dealer called me and said they "Owe me $160 since BMW decided the tip-over sensor should be added to the stock bike and they did a recall of all bikes without them and installed them free." Pretty cool. Since I did that drop-sensor thing when I bought the S1000RR new "just in case," the dealer says they are giving me a store credit of $160 for the thing so I may as well apply it to a tire. Nice to have an honest dealer who could have kept it.

Crazy part is, the rear Metzeler Interact K3 is rolling up on 4,100 miles today and the tread wear bars are still below tread level - maybe another 500-1000 miles? These things are wearing very well for a stock tire on a sport-bike over anything I've had on the RT or GT where the max I get is about 3,000 miles on a rear tire. Must be some dual-compound tire, less weight of the bike, or something. Oddly, the front tire may go bad at the same time the rear goes. No more 2:1 rear-to-front wear.

Funny how when you want the tire to wear out, it won't. Then when you need more tread, you ain't got none when you just go around the block and then the belts are showing through.

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That is seriously disappointing news. I'm GT to replace my 07, and I'm not interested in the 1600. It's over the top and I don't like the styling.
A 1300s might be an option but my knees wouldn't be really happy.
I really aren't that impressed with BMW making me consider a HD Street Glide or similar machine!
I went to purchase the 2010 GT1300 last October but my wife had a sense of humour failure and made me purchase a new Spyder RSS so she could ride it.
I want to get back on the BMW ASAP but the choice has gone backward!
Hopefully the Aussie stock will be slow moving for a while longer.

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2011 K1300gt

No more K1300GT's ! Big stuff up by BMW ! Look at these figures


Model K1600GT R1200RT K1300GT
Weight 319 kg 260kg 288kg
Power 118kw 81kw 118kw
Torque 175nm 120nm 135 nm
Pwr/wt 370 311 400 in watts/weight


the other figures Length/width/tank/range are not that interesting,sorry to our American cousins for metric,you will eventually see the light.Please note the huge difference in weight difference K16GT to K13GT ! Also the power to weight ratio!
Maybe we will get a K1300GT MK2 or sales of K1300S and R1200RT will go up?
Sorry guys just my opinion !
cheers Andrew
Sorry with the columns the edit function will not let me set it up neatly !
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Think I'll just be keeping my K12GT for a while...
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Think I'll just be keeping my K12GT for a while...
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