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Administrator 10-13-2010 01:46 PM

2012 BMW K1600GT and GTL Six-cylinder Unveiled
 

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2012 BMW K1600GT and GTL Six-cylinder Unveiled

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seruzawa 10-13-2010 01:54 PM

Seems a shame to develop a 6 cylinder bike and then not offer a naked version... with 6 into 6 exhausts.

MTRHEAD75 10-13-2010 02:10 PM

I have had a concept 6 picture as my desktop since the day they released photos of it....I really hope they turn it into k bike without changing to much of the concept...that is if they do...Ill even sacrafice someones harley to the bike gods if it helps.

Buzglyd 10-13-2010 02:22 PM

The covered bike typically comes out before the naked.

Probably takes them a while to hide all that plumbing.

seruzawa 10-13-2010 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 250792)
The covered bike typically comes out before the naked.

Probably takes them a while to hide all that plumbing.

Why would anyone want to hide it? It's a 6 fer crissakes!

Buzglyd 10-13-2010 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 250793)
Why would anyone want to hide it? It's a 6 fer crissakes!

I think you release the high-profit model first and then come out with the model all the journos and "enthusiasts" love but don't buy.

jmdonald 10-13-2010 03:05 PM

Damn!
 
Saw the Jay's Garage unvale and even at 700lbs. I want one (a GT that is).A dedicated touring bike is on my list of five and this will fit the bill nicely.It will be interesting to see how the market responds.Competition may allow for some seriously upgraded offerings from the other OEM's.What a grand age we live in.

Kevin_Duke 10-13-2010 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 250796)
I think you release the high-profit model first and then come out with the model all the journos and "enthusiasts" love but don't buy.

Funny and insightful. What are you doing here...?

Kevin_Duke 10-13-2010 05:33 PM

How many years do you think it'll take before some crazy backyard genius grafts on a second cylinder bank to create a V-12. It probably wouldn't work in a motorcycle, but a torquey 3.3-liter V-12 making 300 horses would be a kick in something like an Ariel Atom!

jmdonald 10-13-2010 06:53 PM

Or
 
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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 250808)
How many years do you think it'll take before some crazy backyard genius grafts on a second cylinder bank to create a V-12. It probably wouldn't work in a motorcycle, but a torquey 3.3-liter V-12 making 300 horses would be a kick in something like an Ariel Atom!

A Lotus Elise.


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