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The New 2009 BMW K 1300 GT, for the Ultimate Tourer - (Australia)

October 7th, 2008
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Introducing the new K 1300 GT, BMW Motorrad opens up new dimensions both in terms of riding dynamics and grand touring qualities, offering even greater supremacy through the drivetrain, an even higher standard of quality, an aerodynamic fairing enhanced to a new level of perfection, and a wide range of special equipment, the new K 1300 GT stands for Gran Turismo of the highest calibre. It combines maximum agility and sporting riding dynamics with the ideal package for long tours.

With its engine output 118 kW (160 hp), together with maximum torque of 135 Newton metres, the new K 1300 GT also benefits from the increase in engine size and stands out as one of the most powerful motorcycles in its segment. In typical BMW style, therefore, the new K 1300 GT meets the greatest demands in terms of riding dynamics, comfort, safety, and equipment.

The highlights in developing the new K 1300 GT were enhanced riding dynamics and even greater supremacy combined with outstanding comfort and optimum qualities for all kinds of motorcycle tours.

An overview of technical highlights:

  • Even more traction and pulling force, particularly at low and medium engine speeds, through the increase in engine capacity.
  • Engine output 118 kW (160 hp) at 9,000 rpm, peak torque of 135 Newton metres (99 lb-ft) at 8,000 rpm.
  • Significant increase in torque from 3,500 rpm.
  • Fulfilment of the strictest environmental standards through newly set-up Digital Motor Electronics.
  • Optimisation of the emission system through rear mufflers modified inside and a fully-controlled three-way catalytic converter.
  • Optimised, maintenance-free shaft drive with a new, two-stage drive shaft.
  • Even greater driving precision and optimised response combined with maximum riding stability ensured by the optimised Duolever front-wheel suspension complete with a newly designed lower longitudinal arm.
  • Second-generation ESA II Electronically Adjustable Suspension and ASC (Auto Stability Control) traction control as an option.
  • New, innovative generation of switches and controls with optimized ergonomics.
  • Semi integral ABS (partially integrated) featured as standard for a high level of active safety.
  • Wide range of equipment and accessories tailored to the new machine at BMW's usual high level of perfection.
  • Seat and handlebar adjustable.
  • Optimised full fairing.
  • Electrically adjustable windshield.

    New colours of, Red Apple Metallic with dark contrast trim, Royal Blue Metallic with White Alluminium contrast and Magnesium Beige Metallic highlighted with Dark Slate Metallic give the GT three distinct personalities, the choice is yours.

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