But first, you need to know that the playing field was not quite as level as we would have liked. Our Concours test-bike was the baseline model absent any optional equipment whatsoever, including ABS (available as a separate model). The K1300GT, however, not only has ABS as a standard feature, ours arrived outfitted with BMW's Premium Options package that includes heated seat and grips, cruise control, Xenon headlight, Automatic Spin Control (ASC) and second-generation Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA II). That jacked our K-bike's price tag from an already lofty $18,800 up to $22,245, while our Concours' MSRP is only $13,499—a whopping $8746 difference. We did not want such a huge equipment imbalance, but that's how the bikes were delivered, so we did our best to work around it.