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'Hey! Where did all my petrol go?'

Are automakers taking car owners for a ride? Are fuel consumption figures just for laughs? DAVE FALL finds out...

2013 BMW K1300R

2013-02-25 10:04
 
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ENGINE
Type: Water-cooled, quad-valve, four-stroke, in-line four, two overhead camshafts
Displacement: 1293cc
Fuel supply system: Electronic fuel-injection
Max power 129kW @ 9250rpm
Max torque: 140Nm @ 8250rpm
Compression ratio: 13:1
Bore x stroke: 80/64.3mm
Fuel type: Petrol

TRANSMISSION
Type: Constant mesh six-speed gearbox, shaft final drive

PERFORMANCE
Acceleration 0-100km/h: 2.81sec
Top speed: 200km/h
Fuel consumption: 5 litres/100km (combined)

DIMENSIONS
Overall length x width x height (mm): 2228 x 856 x 1095
Kerb weight: 243kg

CAPACITIES
Passengers: 2
Fuel tank: 19 litres

BRAKES
Front: Dual disc 320mm discs, four-piston fixed callipers
Rear: Single 265mm disc, double-piston floating calliper
Anti-lock: Yes

SUSPENSION
Front: BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear: Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut with lever system

WHEELS & TYRES
Wheels: Front: 3.50 x 17", rear: 5.50 x 17"
Tyres: Front: 120/70 ZR 17", rear: 180/55 ZR 17"

PRICE: R172 400

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