Special edition BMW launches

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, runs Potski Media, ex-BikeSocial boss. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

BMW's K1300S
BMW will reveal this special-edition K1300S at the EICMA Show in two weeks’ time.

It’s hardly a show-stopper, but the new bike is built to celebrate BMW’s 30 years of building the K-series bikes which started back in 1983 with the K100.

During its time the K-series has been the first bike to be fitted with electronic fuel-injection, and the K-series was also the first bike ever fitted with ABS in production way back in 1988, according to BMW.

The new K1300S, officially called the ’30-Jahre K-Modelle’ in Germany features the same basic engine and chassis layout as the standard K1300S, but with rearsets, a quickshifter, Akrapovic exhaust, a red, black and white paint scheme and a tinted screen.

We’re hoping that BMW will have a few more tricks up its sleeve for the EICMA Show, like the forthcoming S1000R naked bike, although we’re hearing that may not be until 2014.

We’ll be on the ground in Milan to bring you all the latest news, views and gossip as it happens.

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