How many have read the K1300 article yet?
No offense to Mr Winkel, but just like the previous article (April ON) it comes off as just another BMW produced writeup.
I also take several items to task (of course I am defending my K1200GT but so what). (PG56)
Desmodromic operation of the throttle, I believe we had that on the 1200.
Adjustable seat and handlebars, I believe are a direct carry-over.
Optimized aerodynamics, oh the Buick ventiporttm?
Electrically adjustable windshield, is noted in the article that it is a carry-over, why it would be listed in the technical highlights is beyond me.
In the third column on page 56, concerning cosmetic improvements, says "inner surfaces of the fairing are now fully painted and no longer in the conventional grain touch", the pics make it look identical to my 07, see page 58 upper left. Also mentions instrument panel painted a dark metallic color, again I see no change, how slight was the color change?
The part after that REALLY has me scratching my head about the integrated protectors in the fairings. I had read this before, in BMW material, and Vince seems to be just repeating this info, WHERE again is this fairing protection?? The fairing seems identical to the prior 06-08 models save for the ventiport, the article even seems to allude to this, but nope, it has fairing protection. ohhhhhkayyyy.
Moving on, page 57, above that VERY attractive night shot of the red GT, refers to the "newly designed speedometer and tachometer with an even more dynamic layout". WTH, the next page shows the cluster, what little you can see around the specimen jars (heh), and sure look identical to a certain 07 I have in the garage! What is different about the instruments??
Other than pointing out the tricky typo on top of page 89, I'm getting off the soapbox now.