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2012 BMW K1600GTL Review
 

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2012 BMW K1600GTL Review

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Buzglyd 03-01-2011 04:36 PM

Nice Duke!

Two years and there will be one in my garage. Gotta wait for the waiting list overpayers and first model year glitches to pass.

I just parked a 335i convertible in my garage on Saturday. So, two years and I'll be ready.

jmdonald 03-01-2011 04:37 PM

RIP Honda?
 
The guantlet has been thrown again.Let's see what all this competition brings.Way to heavy for my riding taste however.Beautiful design by any stretch.By the way it takes real riding talent to wheelie a machine that big.I knew we liked you for a reason.

mscuddy 03-01-2011 05:11 PM

Nice test, have you noticed the big OEM's moving to undersquare motor configurations lately? Honda has been doing it since the first Cvic, and quite a few new streetbikes I've read the spec sheet on are of the undersquare disposition. That motor rips, sounds un-Earthly. Who won WWII?

Buzglyd 03-01-2011 05:59 PM

OK One question:

What was up with the band? Was the test on a cruise ship?

Is that the new traditional German music post re-unification?

Kevin_Duke 03-01-2011 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmdonald (Post 256343)
The guantlet has been thrown again.Let's see what all this competition brings.Way to heavy for my riding taste however.Beautiful design by any stretch.By the way it takes real riding talent to wheelie a machine that big.I knew we liked you for a reason.

You might be interested in my upcoming book: "How To Win Friends Through Wheelies." :)

Thx for your reputable endorsements, Buz and Cud!

Kevin_Duke 03-01-2011 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 256348)
OK One question:

What was up with the band? Was the test on a cruise ship?

Is that the new traditional German music post re-unification?

The band was provided to remind us we were in South Africa in case we forgot about the the 40-hour airline trip. ;)

Dr_Sprocket 03-01-2011 07:17 PM

Ka-boom!!!
 
Nice bike, to be sure! I love the take-off shot. Sweet racket!

Cruiser, schmoozer. This is where it's at. Take that, Honda! *BLAM!*

Matt7even 03-01-2011 07:28 PM

Nice write up. I am curious what the average mpg you experienced was though.

Kevin_Duke 03-01-2011 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt7even (Post 256353)
Nice write up. I am curious what the average mpg you experienced was though.

While doing a wheelie, I toggled through the trip computer and found it was consuming something-I-don't-remember km per liter. It was Greek to me, so I neglected to remember.

That said, BMW claims better fuel mileage than the K1300GT, a bike that averaged 38.3 mpg under our heavy hands during our 2009 Sport-Touring Shootout. So, under more humane use, I'd guess the K16 should average about 40 mpg.


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