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mikedard 10-13-2010 11:57 PM

BMW what were you thinking?
 
Originally I was under the impression that the K1600GT & GTL was going to be a separate line replacing the K1200LT, leaving us the K1300GT. I thought that was a great idea! But the K1300's series is done at the end of 2010. That leaves a huge gap between the S1000RR and the K1600's. I don't even consider their R1200RT's Sport Touring or Gran Turismo bikes. The K1600's are huge bikes. I couldn't believe it but I did see one today in San Francisco. It looks like a GIANT California Highway Patrol motorcycle bike! It's 700 lbs plus and it's TALL and it looks HEAVY. Plus it's ugly, a mutation, looks like a puzzle picture of a LARGE motorcycle with pieces of the picture missing where the fairing should be, in the place of the missing fairing is the outside cylinder block. They're so titillated with themselves over the 6 cyl they stuck it out of the side of the fairing. BMW what were you thinking? You just dumped your complete Sport Touring line?

If I can't get a GT=Sport Touring bike from BMW I'll replace my K1200GT with the Honda, or Connie. Oh I don't believe I said that but that's how pissed I'm at BMW for being this stupid.

Hmmm wow thank you BMW I'm thinking you made up my mind for me and I'll saved about $10,000's not buying your Monstrous GT.

acecycleins 10-14-2010 07:03 AM

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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!

Some crazy Austrian is working sercetly on a power cruiser as we speak.

MTRHEAD75 10-14-2010 07:34 AM

That would be so sweet in a atom.......Or a smart car!!! just for giggles.

mikedard 10-14-2010 08:56 AM

That would be sweet, but, I'm ready to replace my BMW now. I'm still pissed.

seruzawa 10-14-2010 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikedard (Post 250850)
That would be sweet, but, I'm ready to replace my BMW now. I'm still pissed.

If you like the K1300GT then just get one now. Maybe BMW will bring it back when the buyers don't fall for their ploy to try to force them to buy the 1600.

mikedard 10-14-2010 09:08 AM

Power Cruiser?
 
OK so they're working on something else now, but, I'm ready to replace my BMW now. With a Sport Touring bike. Their GT's originally equaled Sport Touring my style, I'm still pissed. I doubt if you can split-lanes (it's legal in California) with the K1600. Being able to do that is a must.

mikedard 10-14-2010 09:17 AM

Will think about it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 250851)
If you like the K1300GT then just get one now. Maybe BMW will bring it back when the buyers don't fall for their ploy to try to force them to buy the 1600.

Yes I'll have to decide if I purchase the K1300GT now. I didn't want a discontinued bike. But now they better offer them at a better discount. Wow, I'll now have to look at and ride the Honda VFR, and the Connie. I not going to favor BMW.

bbtowns 10-14-2010 09:43 AM

Just can't believe how heavy and expensive this is. $30K for a nearly 800 lb. sport tourer with bags!? Does make the Concours, available at around $10K a model year old, a hell of a deal.

Kevin_Duke 10-14-2010 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikedard (Post 250813)
Originally I was under the impression that the K1600GT & GTL was going to be a separate line replacing the K1200LT, leaving us the K1300GT. I thought that was a great idea! But the K1300's series is done at the end of 2010. That leaves a huge gap between the S1000RR and the K1600's. I don't even consider their R1200RT's Sport Touring or Gran Turismo bikes. The K1600's are huge bikes. I couldn't believe it but I did see one today in San Francisco. It looks like a GIANT California Highway Patrol motorcycle bike! It's 700 lbs plus and it's TALL and it looks HEAVY. Plus it's ugly, a mutation, looks like a puzzle picture of a LARGE motorcycle with pieces of the picture missing where the fairing should be, in the place of the missing fairing is the outside cylinder block. They're so titillated with themselves over the 6 cyl they stuck it out of the side of the fairing. BMW what were you thinking? You just dumped your complete Sport Touring line?

If I can't get a GT=Sport Touring bike from BMW I'll replace my K1200GT with the Honda, or Connie. Oh I don't believe I said that but that's how pissed I'm at BMW for being this stupid.

Hmmm wow thank you BMW I'm thinking you made up my mind for me and I'll saved about $10,000's not buying your Monstrous GT.

Hang on there, Mike! BMW has a wide range of S-Ts still available. The K1300GT will be replaced by the K1600GT, but the K1300S will continue. So, the BMW S-T category can be filled with the K13-S, F800ST, R-series Boxers and K1600GT. Does any other OEM offer such a full range of sport-tourers?

Kevin_Duke 10-14-2010 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbtowns (Post 250858)
Just can't believe how heavy and expensive this is. $30K for a nearly 800 lb. sport tourer with bags!? Does make the Concours, available at around $10K a model year old, a hell of a deal.

So you want to compare a year-old bike that has already been updated with a brand-new exotic six-cylinder bike not even available yet?

BTW, a 2011 C-14 w/ABS lists for $15,600, and it has a curb weight of 688 lbs.


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