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BMW K1600GT - first ride impressions

MCN Editor Marc Potter is at the world launch of the new BMW K1600GT. The new six cylinder 160.5bhp engine certainly seems to have impressed Potter this morning following 100km of mixed riding. Phoning in from South Africa, Potter said: ‘Unsurprisingly this bike is all about the creamy smoothness of the engine, it sounds like no other bike before it...

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pyeo

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pyeo says:

Criminally ugly dash

Seen and sat on this at shows and it's fine, except for that dash. It looks like a cardboard mockup for a model in Thunderbirds or some crap Datsun saloon of the seventies. I simply could not live with it. Am I alone?

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daveire

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daveire says:

It suits the type of bike it is. It would look wrong on the S1000RR. I personally wouldn't ride a bike like it anyway, I am not old enough.

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Majorjohn

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Majorjohn says:

K1600GTL

With a bike like this the most important thing is how it copes with its weight. At over 100 Kgs heavier than my present R1200RT it needs to carry it low to have any chance to appeal to us short legged types. Im sure all will shortly become clear and Im looking forward to my European tour in June on one. The dash might look a bit ugly but if you have coped with a 1200RT one for the last 6 years this must be an improvement

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gra271

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gra271 says:

bmw k1600 gtl

SAVED HARD AND HAVE ORDERED MY 1600 GTL. STARTED WITH A FS1E IN 1976 AND HAD ALL THE BIG BIKES INCLUDING CX500, XS1100, V.MAX, XV1300, VALLKARI 1500 , ROCKET 3, ALSO A FEW R1'S.UNLESS YOU HAVE RIDDEN A GOOD SELECTION OF BIKES, PLEASE DON'T KNOCK THE BIG BIKES... TRY RIDING AS MANY AS YOU CAN, THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE A BALANCED OPINION. LOL.

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gra271

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gra271 says:

K GTL 1600

FORGOT TO MENTION THAT I HAVE SOLD MY 08 HAYABUSA AND 05 BMW 1200 GTL TO PURCHASE THE 1600.35 YEARS OF SAVING, SO IT BETTER BE GOOD, I WILL SUBMIT A POST AFTER THE FIRST 1000 MILES AND GIVE YOU THE GOOD AND THE BAD. JUST TO MENTION THAT I AM 5.7 AND CAN GET BOTH FEET FLAT ON THE GROUND, HOPE THIS HELPS.

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

Looks great in the picture from that angle.

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happylemon666

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gra271

dare I ask how much it is?

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snev

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snev says:

Pricing is the key.

Have just read about the revised GoldWing priced from £14500 for the base model ( or just a little bit more than an R1 ) which seems to be a hell of a lot of bike for the money. So the  BMW will have to be keenly priced  I guess.

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Paulvt1

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Paulvt1 says:

I thought the GW was £23,000?

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snev

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snev says:

Strange !

Earlier,   Im sure It said £14500 Must be losing the plot.. Sorry

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