Just had this in my email box
"BMW Announce New K1300 Series
BMW Motorrad has once again reaffirmed its position as a leading producer of high performance motorcycles.
With the launch of three significantly updated K-series models BMW Motorrad is continuing its philosophy of producing innovative and dynamic motorcycles that offer state-of-the-art technology with class-leading performance.
Whilst the three updated models share the same chassis and similar upgraded drivetrain they do in fact appeal to three distinct motorcycle
K 1300 S - The fastest motorcycle BMW Motorrad has ever produced, the K 1300 S is a top-of-the range hypersports bike combining blistering power with innovative technology to offer perfect everyday or long-distance riding qualities.
K 1300 R - A striking, muscular naked bike, with extremely high performance, is the most technically advanced in its class.
K 1300 GT - A fast, comfortable and supreme tourer, the GT is quite simply the best sports tourer BMW Motorrad has ever made.
The heart of these three models is the second-generation of BMW Motorrad’s four–cylinder power unit, which has been developed to give a significant increase in power and torque, whilst refining its tractability and usability. The new features of the engine are:
• New pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft
• Displacement increased by 136cc from 1,157cc to 1,293cc
• Increased capacity is achieved with larger cylinder bores and extended piston stroke.
• Maximum output is up 8hp (6kW) to 175hp (129kw) for the K 1200 S
• Maximum torque is up 7.4 ld-ft (10Nm) to (140Nm)
• Maximum power output is achieved at 9,250rpm, which is 1,000rpm lower than the previous model.
• New exhaust system design including an exhaust butterfly flap for more torque and sportier sound. To transmit this extra performance to the road safely the chassis set-up on the K 1300 S and R models have been stiffened as standard. In addition, all of the K-series offer new,
innovative suspension technology with the optional extra of the second generation of Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA II).
ESA II controls a wider range of suspension settings than the previous version. This advanced and unique arrangement is the world’s first on a motorcycle to carry out an automatic simultaneous adjustment of ride height, pre-load, spring rate and damper settings based on the machines loading. Following the system’s automatic adjustment the rider can then further tailor the suspension to a more comfortable or sporty setting, ensuring optimum handling for each individual rider.
All three models in the series have had styling make-overs to match their increased performance. Each model has exciting new style updates according to its class with detailed changes ranging from a new, slimmer upper cowl on the K 1300 S, to the aggressive new cockpit fairing on the K 1300 R, all of which add to a stylish design of each model.
The K 1300 GT benefits from protectors which have been integrated into the side sections to reduce the risk of damage should the machine
For riders wanting even more high tech gadgetry, BMW Motorrad offers a full range of High Performance (HP) parts as seen on the HP2 Sport. These include a 2D Systems MotoGP-style dashboard, which offers additional display data in both road or race modes; and the Gearshift Assistant, which enables the rider to make clutchless upshifts whilst accelerating. Both items are available as a factory-fitted option for the K 1300 S and K 1300 R"