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BMW announces K1600 GT and K1600 GTL six-cylinder tourers

BMW will produce TWO versions of it’s all-new 1600cc straight six-cylinder tourer – the K1600GT and K1600GTL. Video: BMW K1600GT adaptive headlight explained The K1600 GT will be similar in concept to the K1300GT – a comfortable, gadget-laden tourer but with a riding position and setup to give it some sporting ability. BMW K1600LT spy shot The K1600GTL will be the super-tourer to...

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FellRaven

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FellRaven says:

Like the Styling

I'd never buy one but if it does look like the drawing it will be the best looking BMW ever.

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davali

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davali says:

K1600GT

Drawing looks interesting and spec looks top drawer.. wonder what it will cost?

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Paulvt1

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Paulvt1 says:

I'm guessing 16 grand +. Great bike by the sound of it - but out of my league.

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Aridzoner

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Aridzoner says:

A really useful improvement and contribution to safe riding. Well done BMW! No doubt some jaded journos will carp that it's another Quirky gimmick from BMW but this really is a step forward and worth having. Thanks for the news flash MCN!

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Andy949494

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Andy949494 says:

Wow overkill

Everytime I see bikes like this I can't help thinking that someone should bring the original Golwing GL1000 back as a sports tourer...

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

Breakfast run bikes.

More ghastly X6 sized, 2 wheeled, powered vehicles from BMW.

Will BMW fit the "auto stop start" function for fuel economy like they do in their cars, because you will be sat in traffic a longtime not able to filter on that barge ?

It must have Wi fi,  broadband and I-pod docking station or I`m not buying one ! !

 

Yuck !

 

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ianp5uk

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ianp5uk says:

Pah

More cylinders and electronics to go wrong. Total overkill, I hope no one buys them and they get their fingers burnt.

I'll stick with my ST1100 for touring. Carbs, only electronics is the CDI, enough torque for touring 2 up with luggage, comfortable, 50 mpg at touring speeds and over 200 miles between fill up. It was made in 1992 and is still going strong I wonder how long this BMW will last? It'll be too expensive to service in 5 years when things start going wrong and it'll have to be scrapped. But hey at least it meets Euro emissions so the boxes are ticked and everyone is happy pretending to save the planet.

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chuckster243

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chuckster243 says:

paulvt1

Dude, where you been? The GT's are in the $22K range now. I'm thinking $25k-$29k. I'll just take a left over 1300, or a good used 1200, thanks.

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sidecarjohn

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sidecarjohn says:

Left Us Behind

No doubting the technology, but this is yet another chapter in the machinery being totally unrealistic. Whilst the inevitable problems and recalls will hopefully resolve the failings, long term ownership will be a no go zone. Cannot even contemplate replacement costs as things wear, or in the case of electronics simply fail.

Remember when BMW used to go on about "residuals" and the value of their machinery long term. No doubt the faithful will buy to keep up with the Schmidts, but it won't do anything to gain more motorcyclists, just elderly, wealthier pensioners. Oh, and isn't the recession about to really kick in ? 

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bob the builder

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I hope the bearboxes are more reliable than the New S1000RR.

Horror stories of failures on road and race bikes

I wouldnt touch a BMW with a barge pole these days.

Tottally unreliable, overpriced rubbish,

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