14 Sep 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on THE NEED 4 SPEED: SPORT BIKES. FAST CARS. TECH. & BMW SUPER BIKES



This forum rocks!

Shiva’s latest concept THE NEED 4 SPEED is the best format I have seen online for active, discerning men. Combining all the topics we care about (sport bikes cars, technology gear, plus whiskey cigars) under one roof is just brilliant. Best of luck with it!

Thanks to SHIVA and the rest of you guys on this forum. I just joined because of the excellent reviews and discussions I’ve had the pleasure to read here. I found this site thanks to Shiva’s great Diavel article on here but stayed for the immense wealth of knowledge and exposure to BMW I gained.

Thanks all for that!

Ocean, US

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. my decision to purchase the BMW K1200S was because of this web site. period. I have owned many bikes in my day, and when news initially came out regarding BMW‘s new endeavor in the sport bike arena, I searched the web looking for information on the K1200S and found many bits and pieces on this new bike. When I first discovered your K1200S web site, I was amazed at the wealth of information that was available based on international review.

I was reading about the history of this bike as the evolution unfolded. The more I entered your web, the more convinced I was that I needed to get one of these.

F. Mangano, US

. the main reason I bought the K1200S is because I read virtually every post on this website before I signed on the dotted line. Shiva – I reckon you need to claim some comission – I’m sure I’m not the first to buy due to this fantastic site and I certainly won’t be the last. I would not wished to have done this (4-day) trip on my Honda Blackbird, yet I would head off up the motorway system again tomorrow morning on the K1200S.

Frankie D. UK

. this is by far the best forum I have seen or participated in, very informative and friendly without all the flaming and competitive posturing that usually occur with these typically testosterone driven hobbies. I look forward to not only getting a K, but being a part of this community and getting to know some of the members.

Ed, US

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. Just a quick note to say THANKS to SHIVA and Members of BMW-K.COM. Have been reading posts on this site for over a year. and the information has been extremely helpful in my selection of a new, black, K1200S, that I’ll pickup this Saturday. Without the information and counsel on this site, I might not have chosen the K12S.

Just wanted to say thanks, and I look forward to increased participation as ‘K – riding’ member.

Ed F K, US

. am a Big fan of the Forum! Actually, this forum was one of the factors that put me over the edge towards my new purchase. wanted to say thanks.

Jason, Canada

Recently I came across your website ( and have found it to be very interesting and informative. Because of the information received and the excellent quality pics I will be purchasing a K1200R over the next couple of months. For that I thank you.

Dave, UK

Thanks for the welcome Shiva. I must congratulate you on your writings and the forum – it’s one of the best I’ve come across. I’ve been reading and following this site for a few weeks now and finally decided to register.

BebeCar, Denmark

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I have only been a member for 4 or 5 months but thoroughly enjoy this forum. I have posted more (and learned more) on this forum than any other forum I have been on in the last 5 years. Keep on posting people!

Freakhead, Canada

Well done people. This site is so global yet it feels like home. Here’s to many more years. Thanks ‘S.’

CamNeelyphile, Canada

What I have found [in this community] is awesome information #150; and already helped me get the airbox changed by a dealer – also had the ESA rear shock changed as the compression damping was way too hard on #145;normal.#146;

John, UK

I have referred to your sites for years in looking for repair info amongst other things on my K12RS. I finally decided to join and have found it refreshing to meet a truly international crowd that is so well rounded. People are positive, supportive and really enjoy what other have to say here.

I am sure this is a ton of work to manage and and just wanted to say thanks for your efforts. I am sure you hear it often, but it’s truly a great experience to participate on your forum.

Jay, US

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I have to honestly say that as I began to research BMW bikes and specifically the K1300S, your site reviews stand out as the best. I especially appreciate the videos.

K950, US

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What an amazing and VERY informative site you have here! I have not been able to find such in-depth detail regarding the K-Bikes any where else.

Remedy451, Canada

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I just bought a K1300S a week ago! A light metallic grey K1300S with, ESA II, ASC -Traction Control, Tire Pressure Monitor, Gear Shift Assist, and Heated grips. It is an amazing piece of machinery, the power and handling are far past my riding abilities.

I have been mainly riding it on local/back roads to get used to the power, handling and braking. Shiva’s YouTube videos are what steered me to get this bike and to this website. I was already looking into buying a BMW motorcycle but his reviews of the K1300S spoke to me . thanks Shiva.

Robsan, US

I just bought a K12S and have appreciated your forum in helping me with my decision. I have enjoyed the many posts from K-enthusiasts and definitely consider as a primary resource for questions about my new bike.

DanO, US

Thanks to everyone at for all of the information I was able to gain, and I was able to access before I joined. As a result of what I read and saw on your site, I have just purchased a new S1000RR. The more I learn about the bike, the more I am impressed.

So thank you for your contribution to this decision!

PiccRR, Canada

Shiva, I’ve been following your K1300S review with great interest, today I could stand it no longer. I traded my 07 K1200R-Sport in on 09 K1300S.


I am following this forum for a while and I must say this is by far the best international forum on BMW [S1000RR] motorcycles! It’s vivid and it provides a lot of useful information.

Reiner, Germany

Very happy to finally properly join the K club. Not missing my GS one little bit. It’s thanks to this forum and all the contributions that finally got me to make a very informed decision on buying a K1300S.

JC, France

Having just purchased my K1300S in October and loving it. Thank you and everyone in the forum for helping to make my decision that much easier.

AWoody3rd, UK

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This forum has proved itself to be the most useful forum on the net. over and over again.

I am by no means a mechanic, I am far far from it. Thanks to this site however, I was able to make a correct decision to buy helibars AND was able to follow the instructions here and install them myself. I saw a topic about grip puppies, which was exactly what I needed. I was able to install the slip-on exhaust by myself thanks to this site. Lots more help I got from here.

People are very helpful, they are patient, nobody I read so far is arrogant, and most importantly the forum is alive, many new posts everyday. I really appreciate this forum, and all the people that help make it, maintain it and contribute to it, and also the fact that it does not have any advertisements. A true enthusiasts forum.

Oyalhi, Turkey

Thanks to your great efforts in exposing how fantastic this bike is, I have ordered my Lava Orange K13S today. Thanks again for the hard work. I know it is sometimes a thankless job, but some of us do appreciate it very much.

LeighK13S, US

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I pained for ages over which colour to go for but your videos made up my mind, [Lava Orange Metallic] just looks fab in the sunlight.

Patkinso, UK

This forum is the single thing that swung me over to buying this bike [K1300S]. Shiva sold me on the Orange Power before I had even seen it in the flesh. The positive energy here is contagious.

I have been riding an MV Agusta F4 1000 and a Ducati 1098s for the last few months. They are also great bikes in their own right, but after riding my new K this weekend and then riding the MV shortly afterwards, I’m quite happy to let the MV go now. I may keep the Duc for a while for the odd track day, but I suspect it’s days are numbered too.

The K covers all the kinds of riding I like to do very well and in most cases better than the all out sport bikes. A friend of mine mentioned, that once most people progress from a super bike to a hyperbike. they never move back. I’m not sure how true this is, but for now, I can see why it might be true.

I feel privileged to be amongst some esteemed company here and look forward to many miles of very satisfying riding.

Leigh, South Africa

Thanks to everyone at for all of the information I was able to gain, what I was able to access before I joined anyway. Largely as a result of what I read and saw on your site,I have just purchased a new S1000RR.

PicRR, Canada

After riding the demo for two hours yesterday morning, I made my decision. The dealer had a Lava Orange in stock and after adding a few options which were; smoke screen, Akrapovic slip on and the expandable panniers, the bike was ready at 17:00 hr with insurance and temporary plate in place. What an awesome bike this is.

I want to thank everyone on this forum for the advice and opinion given which helped me make the right decision.

Whitez, US

Keep up the good work on the world’s best BMW site.

Garth, EU

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just signed up to blame you! You and this thread (and your Youtube vids) made me buy this exact bike in this color last year! It is all your fault!

Thanks again for forcing me to get this awesome baby!

McBeemer, EU

Thanks also Shiva for all your youtube stuff. it made my decision so much easier too.

iank1200s, UK

Two weeks ago I picked up a K1300S. This form has been very helpful in making my decision, particularly Shiva’s long term review. Thanks for all your help.

Buffsldr, US

I listened, and listened, and listened to the comments you made about the K1300S and I got one. Awesome bike! Simply awesome. And looks good sitting next to my KGT! Thanks for the guidance,

GoodTimes, US

Congrats to Shiva and the moderators on a great forum. Seven years of quality information, dialogue and community. Well done gents!

CoffeeFirst, US

I too, am proud to be a K bike rider, and proud to be a member on the internet’s best forum, bar none.

Thank you for maintaining a top class place for us to share, research, enjoy and admire these wonderful machines we are so lucky to own. Thumbs up Shiva and moderators!

Sundog, EU

Congrats on the 7th year. As a lurker I made the choice to get the K1200 with the help of your review and many others. To include, the bike is fantastic. Keep it up. I was looking at a S1000RR but I realized my 08 K1200S has everything I need.

The RR got me drooling though. Thanks to all the forum members for a first class act.

CrownVic55, EU

Congrats to all, fantastic job SHIVA, and thank you for providing us with this site, it’s the best on the net world wide, I can not say thank you enough to everyone here for all the support information that is provided for those in need and or wanting to know about BMW K and S bikes. I always promote this site to whoever will listen. I paln to stick around for years to come.

Drifter1, US

Brilliant effort from Shiva and the mods. I’m Proud to be a member and I tell as many people as I can about the site!

R1 Convert, UK

Many thanks for creating an outstanding users forum. Over the years, advise from this site has guided me through:

1. A complete ABS braking system flush and cable replacement

2. New seals in the front down-tubes

3. Installation of aftermarket fusebox

4. Replacement of new main seal parts and clutch plates on a ’98 K1200rs, and

5. Selection of tires


This forum is outstanding with endless valuable info from dedicated members. So it only made sense to become a member.

Goldie, Canada

what an amazing and VERY informative site you have here! I have not been able to find such in-depth detail regarding the K-Bikes any where else.

Remedy451, Canada

Thanks to all on this forum and Shiva and Bernardo. It was based on all your testimonies that I landed up buying a K1300S. Strangely, I actually discovered this forum looking for in-depth review on a Ducati Diavel and/or Multistrada. I found Shiva’s review of the Diavel. Drawn in by the Diavel review I read the review on his Lava Orange K1300S.

Got totally sold on the K1300S by Shiva’s review and other’s testimonials on the forum, then tried to buy one on craigslist from a forum member and ended up buying a new one given the great end-of-the-year rebates, a month and a half ago. Woo hooo!

Fatsaab, US

I am new to the forum and have to attribute my buying decision to this forum. It’s the initial reviews and member experience that helped me decide on my K 1300 R fully loaded or SE as it is called here in OZ.

K1300R_DOWN_UNDER, Australia

The bmwsuperbikes forum has been a phenomenal resource for me, in fact the forum is what pointed me to the K1300S. At that time, I was Getting bored with my HD V-Rod and thoroughly enjoying the Triumph Street Triple R but wanted a torque beast with excellent modern day technology, reliability and touring comfort.

Naren, US

I’ve been looking at this forum for some time now, even before I finally decided to get the K. It’s great, good job and the YouTube videos are awesome!

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