BMW K 1300 S Goes to the Dark Side

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A recipe that never fails when it comes to customizing vehicles: using matte black paint and carbon fiber. The same treatment has been applied by the French artist Jeremy Taltaud from L’Ecurie to the BMW K 1300 S bike, resulting in a motorized fetish of the German sportsbike.

As you can see in the adjacent images, the BMW K 1300 S has its every surface covered in matte black paint, with carbon fiber components and its engine painted in bright red, looking like a volcano ready to erupt.

Performance wise, the bike remains the same, with the 1,293cc four-cylinder inline unit delivering 175 hp at 9,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 140 Nm (103 lb-ft) at 8,250 rpm. Over 70 percent of the engine’s torque is available from just 3,000 rpm.

The optimized exhaust system comes with an Akrapovic sporting slip-on muffler made of titanium and featuring a carbon cover, electronically controlled flap management, plus a fully controlled three-way catalytic converter.

However, going to your local dealership will only provide you the chance to buy the K 1300 S in just three variants: Light Grey Metallic, Lava Orange Metallic, or in a multi-color job that combines Granite Grey Metallic and Light Grey Metallic with Magma Red highlights.

The bike can optionally be fitted with an ASC (Anti-Spin Control) function that prevents the rear wheel from spinning during acceleration, using the sensors of the motorcycle’s ABS system.

The 2011 BMW K 1300 S retails for $15,850 in the United States.
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