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K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« on: January 07, 2019, 03:26:31 pm »
A full review of the K1300S in the latest (March edition) of Ride.
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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 03:38:58 pm »
Well don't keep us in suspense Glen, copy and paste  :o

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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 03:41:39 pm »
Not convinced. Such a review sounds pretty useless at this stage : whoever rode it, knows how it rides. Whoever didn't, can't buy any, any longer.
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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 05:48:54 pm »
I'm guessing it's a used bike review. Plenty of people may have wanted one, but couldn't afford it at that moment in their life.
Now quite a few are offered sub-£6k, and with equivalent bikes at £15k new, its a good time to buy secondhand.

I'm also against mass copy/pasting of the article. The author needs to make a living too.

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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 05:57:41 pm »
OK, OK a brief synopsis will do  ::) ;) ;D

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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 06:12:11 pm »
I'm also against mass copy/pasting of the article. The author needs to make a living too.

If it helps, I just signed up for a 12m subscription on the back of this post.

Doesn't start until April though  :'(

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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 09:59:02 am »
Isn't that delivered January or February?
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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2019, 05:11:24 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2019, 05:43:12 pm »
OK, OK a brief synopsis will do  ::) ;) ;D

No problem Rae!

In summary they say:

"There's an awful lot to like here. Enough power and handling to keep you safe, enough comfort and carrying capacity to keep you happy on your holidays.  It really is a superb solo sports tourer.  For two-up distance work, though, you'll maybe want to give it a miss unless your pillion is particularly small and stoic...

They mention that they are not easy to find as owners are hanging on to them.  At the time of writing there were just 14 for sale via MCN, and to put that figure into context there were over 100 S1000RRs and 350 R1200GS..
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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 07:14:19 pm »

They mention that they are not easy to find as owners are hanging on to them.  At the time of writing there were just 14 for sale via MCN, and to put that figure into context there were over 100 S1000RRs and 350 R1200GS..

The author needs to look in eBay & Autotrader - 37 for sale on both.

> I'm also against mass copy/pasting of the article. The author needs to make a living too.

Hmm, maybe he doesn't deserve the money after all.  :o

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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2019, 08:06:25 pm »
Damn it stop trying to make me keep it!
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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 06:01:26 pm »
Not easy to find....there were a fair few k12s on eBay when I was looking for my k12...all just too expensive for me  ;D
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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 07:53:36 pm »
A 'fair few' for sale would normally mean they were easy to find.

Whether you can afford the ones that were for sale is a totally different matter and nothing to do with availability... 8)

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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 09:22:59 am »
very true... ;D
they were there tho  ;)
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Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 11:00:15 pm »
Ride is on Readly which usually has a free/cheap trial if you want to read the whole thing. Shame all the BBC mags and MCN stopped at the end of December, it used to be really good to read on the train.
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