2009 BMW K1300GT first ride report

Published: 16 January 2009

MCN’s Andy Downes is on  the BMW K1300 series launch in Spain with three new bikes being ridden for the first time - the K1300 R naked bike, the faired S and the touring GT model. Andy has just stepped off the new BMW K1300GT after a 60 mile ride and here’s what he has to say.

‘The updated GT is a brilliant tourer. It’s massive, yes, but it disguises its weight well and simply eats up the miles.

"The revised engine works brilliantly in this package plus there’s all the creature comforts you’d expect: adjustable screen, optional heated grips and so on – 300-400 miles in a day would be absolutely no problem.

"The key differences over the old model are the uprated engine and the revised ESA II electronically adjustable suspension system and both are a great improvement.”

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  • "The updated GT is a brilliant tourer. It’s massive, yes, but it disguises its weight well and simply eats up the miles"