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Spy Shots: K1600 ‘Bagger’ spied

Andy Downes, 05 July 2014 11:30

This is a new BMW K1600 bagger spied testing at a top-secret test track last week and signals a new direction for the straight-six engine first seen in the K1600GT and GTL, launched in 2011. While baggers make only the smallest impact on UK or European sales charts they are huge news in the American market and BMW is the ...

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BMW K1600GT Sport revealed

Andy Downes, 05 July 2013 17:31

BMW has unveiled a new version of the the six cylinder K1600 which the firm is calling the 'GT Sport'. The GT Sport has just been unveiled at the 'BMW Motorrad Days 2013' event in Garmisch. The GT Sport has a shorter windscreen, new graphics, black painted highlights on the body work, and will sit along side the current GT ...

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MCN Awards 2012

Richard Newland, 19 September 2012 16:12

The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, provided the stunning backdrop for last night’s 2012 MCN Awards, as dignitaries from the motorcycle industry joined senior MCN staff under the wings of Concorde in anticipation of winning a coveted trophy. The majority of the awards were presented early in the evening, with the headline honour of ‘Machine of the Year’ being presented after ...

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MCN's 2011 Christmas Quiz: Part one

MCN, 28 December 2011 10:00

Need distracting from a hangover? Got some DIY you should be getting on with? Then settle down and attempt MCN’s fiendishly addictive Christmas quiz. Win £450 of riding kit! Get the highest score in the quiz and you'll win a heap of top quality riding kit... Sartso Jeans (£129.99 - £139.99), Moto One jacket (£129.99), Gerbring Hybrid heated gloves (£149.99) ...

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10 bad ideas that made great bikes

Guy Procter, 30 November 2011 09:27

When Ducati set out to build the 1199 – the most extreme superbike it could envisage – it did everything but address the bad idea at its core. With good reason. The firm’s L-twin engine layout is one of many examples of the rationally wrong ways of doing things that have characterised so many of our most- loved bikes. Porsche’s ...

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BMW K1600 to Scotland

Marcus Kingma, 23 August 2011 22:09

After the BMW K1600GTL-Knockhill video I started editing the movies from the tour on the K1600 through Scotland. Part one started with a rough boat trip.

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Staff bikes: BMW K1600GT SE - Rain? What rain?

Simon Relph, 12 August 2011 12:31

At long last the real British summer is upon us, and I finally get to ride the BMW K1600GT in the wet. Since I took delivery of the bike, it literally has not rained, or when it has I have been tethered to my desk in the MCN office. I have played with the fly-by-wire throttle settings (dynamic, road and ...

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BMW K1600GT first ride: 'One of the most intoxicating engines in motorcycling'

MCN, 23 February 2011 10:27

BMW has created a supersports touring bike that adds an extra level of sex appeal to big, fast touring bikes with the K1600GT. The new silky-smooth inline six-cylinder 1600cc engine is one of the most intoxicating engines in motorcycling, let alone in touring, and offers new levels of thrust and smoothness not seen before on a bike. To read more ...

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BMW K1600GT - first ride impressions

MCN, 18 February 2011 09:23

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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First ride preview: BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL

Marc Potter, 17 February 2011 13:49

We’re at the world press launch of the new BMW K1600GT and it’s even bigger K1600GTL touring brother in South Africa. Over the next two days we’ll be testing the new 160.5bhp in-line six cylinder BMW K1600GT and BMW K1600GTL motorcycles on motorways and mountain roads in and around Franschooek in South Africa. The new 6-cylinder motorcycle makes an incredible ...

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