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Old 02-15-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:30 AM   #2
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Anyone seen a weight on these things? I'd never afford one, or at least allocate my money that way, so it's all hypothetical, but it looks like 700 lbs to me.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:14 AM   #3
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The pricing is in line with other premium brands like Harley's Ultra and Road Glide Ultra and form a performance stand point the BMW is far ahead, however once you start looking at service costs then there's no contest. HD service consists of an oil and filter change every 5k, Primary lube change every 10k and transmission lube change every 20k, check the belt tension on occasion, change the plugs and swish the air filter element around a pan of gas now and then and you're done. Most owners would have little trouble completing these themselves and even paying a dealer to do it isn't going to break the bank

Contrast that to the hour or two of tupperwear removal just to access the BMW motor, farting around removing measuring and replacing shims on 24 valves in addition to oil & filter, trans & final drive lube change and anything else they can toss in there, the Beemer is going to be an expensive ride all the way around......

Probably worth it but beep repaired to shell out on a regular basis..
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:56 AM   #4
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I think that's pretty competitive really.

I was expecting a loaded GTL to be about 30 large.

Once the early adopters clear out the early supply, I'm sure deals will be had.

I got my GT for 5 grand below MSRP.
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I got my GT for 5 grand below MSRP.
Did you have to plow a semi-driver to get it?
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Anyone seen a weight on these things? I'd never afford one, or at least allocate my money that way, so it's all hypothetical, but it looks like 700 lbs to me.
You're right on the mark: "It adds up to 703 lbs for the K1600GT without its saddlebags but full of fuel."

That's from my report that can be seen here: 2012 BMW K1600GT and GTL Six-cylinder Unveiled

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Old 02-16-2011, 01:25 PM   #7
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Did you have to plow a semi-driver to get it?
I stuck a mini-solar panel on it and got a "green" subsidy.
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For a sixer, they do look pretty sharp. Too bad I can't afford one!
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For a sixer, they do look pretty sharp. Too bad I can't afford one!
You don't have to pay for it in cash! Ask about BMW's easy-payment plans. You'll ride off the lot on a brand new bike for less than $399.99 a month!

Chicks dig BMWs.
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