BMW K1300GT makes most of incremental changes

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BMW_K1300GT_1.JPGThe K1300GT receives the fewest updates of any K-series for 2009, but is conversely the model best suited to BMW’s big inline-four and the range’s unique character. It’s almost as if everything that makes the K-series bikes what they are adds up to a tourer: big power, shaft drive, lots of weight, plenty of room and the kind of build quality that lasts for hundreds of thousands of miles.
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Like the K1300S and K1300R, the GT gets a 135cc larger engine, but here
gains just 8bhp (now 160) and 3.7lb/ft (now 99). More importantly, BMW
claims the engine makes 80% of that torque all the way from 3,500 to
10,000rpm. That should make for effortless highway cruising and easy
overtakes while the big fairing, which has had its aerodynamics tweaked
a little bit for more protection, should do a great job of making those
speeds comfortable too.

BMW_K1300GT_2.JPGLike the other Ks, the GT gains ESA II electronic suspension adjustment
and ASC traction control as options. Standard features include
body-color panniers an adjustable windscreen, adjustable handlebars and
ABS. Also available is a full complement of waterproof luggage, cruise
control, different windshields, Xenon headlights, a lower seat, heated
seats and bars a tire pressure monitoring system and a satellite
navigation unit.

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