BMW K1300S, from £15,550
Engine 1293cc, water-cooled, dohc, 16v inline four Measured power 166.1bhp @ 9700rpm Measured torque 101.3ftlb @ 8100rpm Frame Aluminium twin spar Seat height 820mm Tank size 19 litres F Suspension Duolever, ESA II electronically-adjusted damping and spring rate R Suspension Paralever, ESA II electronically-adjusted damping and spring rate Brakes F, 2 x 320mm discs, four-piston calipers R, 265mm disc, 2-piston caliper Kerb weight (claimed) 254kg Rider aids ASC traction control, ABS, quickshift
Three laps of the Ring and it’s time to head home
It’s been a while, now where’s the Karussell?
Thumb-friendly controls don’t pose trouble for gloved hands