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So I just happen to stop by a BMW dealer.....

..... and they let me take this out for a ride.







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What's that fine looking piece of engineering in the first pic to the extreme right, interested in seeing more of that bike Does the BMW make coffee?
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...me too

I had one out the other day (too)
....it will not replace my Gold Wing !!!

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The electronic throttle was super responsive.. almost too much at first. But I adapted quickly.

This is the first BMW I have ever ridden. Later in the same visit I rode a RT1200 and a used K1200GT (2007). The RT's engine felt the most "V" like as it is a twin. Both K bikes had very smooth engines.. especially the 6 cylinder GTL.

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Check that model for final drive issues and be prepared to pay out the rear for any repairs or parts.

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Saw one in the wild this weekend, supposedly the only privately owned one in the US. It was not supposed to be sold but the dealership had 2 for demos and let one go (accidentally). I heard there were some very angry BMW owners out there over this.
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This dealer said they have zero K1600's for this year GT or GTL. Deposits for early 2012 being taken now.
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That's HUGE!!!!!!

I can only guess...$30k?
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i dont get it... that thing is enormous. From the side picture it looks like it would actually be a pretty cool bike without that humongous fairing.

different strokes

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i dont get it... that thing is enormous. From the side picture it looks like it would actually be a pretty cool bike without that humongous fairing.

different strokes
I prefer the GT model over the GTL... however, ... trust me.. the GTL is a cool bike. I felt that the bike was pretty nimble considering its a 1600.
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I've liked that bike since the first time i laid eyes on it. I've had a goldwing thier no big deal.

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Saw a K1600 rider around Thüringen, Germany, with his wife/gf behind on a R1200R. (Nice contrast to the usual R1200GS/F650GS couples). Was easy to overtake, that's all I need to know about that

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