BMW K1300S - more details emerge

New BMW expected to make its debut at Cologne Motorcycle Show in Germany

BMW K1300S ... rumoured to produce 165bhp

MORE details have emerged about the upcoming BMW K 1300 S, expected to make it’s debut at this year’s Cologne Motorcycle Show.

The new K 1300 S will use Duolever front suspension and, according to factory sources, is being highlighted as the single most important bike in the new BMW range, even eclipsing the S 1000 RR superbike.

The bike has been built as a marker for the 25th anniversary of the K series and should be available to buy from next February.

It’s motor will be a evolution of the current K 1200, taken to nearly 1300cc with apparently 165bhp on tap.

There are rumours of a new EXUP-style exhaust valve system being used on the new bike too alongside an all new clutch and gearbox specifically designed for the bike.

The aluminium frame is all-new too and the bike sheds weight by using the Duolever system up front. A sportier version of the bike, with uprated firmer suspension and close-ratio gearbox is also on the cards.

And there’s a good chance that there will be a naked version of the new bike too, although whether that will appear in Cologne or be postponed until the Milan Show later in the year is unclear.