BMW Shows Four New Models for 2009

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BMW revealed four new models for 2009 this week at the INTERMOT show in Germany: the K 1300 S, K 1300 R and K 1300 GT, and the track-only S 1000 RR.

The BMW S 1000 RR, shown only in race trim, is a precursor to the bike the company plans to race in the 2009 World Superbike Championship (WSBK).

The K 1300 S is, of course, the followup to the K 1200 S. The Bavarian company calls the 1300 S – Weighing 560 lbs. wet and producing 172 hp – the strongest and fastest production BMW ever built. Weighing 535.7 lbs. wet, the “naked” K 1300 R produces 170 hp; the K 1300 GT produces 158 hp.

Plans are to begin delivering these models to dealers in Germany beginning in February. Prices in Germany: €15.750 ($21,354) for the K 1300 S, K 1300 R €13.750 ($18,642) for the K 1300 R, €17.600 ($23,862) for the K 1300 GT.

BMW Motorrad says it sold 7,802 motorcycle worldwide in September, up 1.8 percent from 7,661 units moved in September ’07. The company says full-year sales through September 30 numbered 80,750 units, down 2.5 percent from sales of 82,779 units during the same nine-month period in 2007.