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  • Offline Merlot

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    K1600GT
    on: Jun 26, 2020, 06.52 pm
    Jun 26, 2020, 06.52 pm
    Apologies if this is in the wrong place.  Yesterday my wife and I took a BMW K 1600GT out for a test ride.  It's been an itch I've needed to scratch for a while.  My friend has the GTL, I've looked over and wondered.  We test rode 5 or 6 before we bought the Trophy and I just wanted to "know" so to speak if we'd bought the right thing after three years.
    On the test drive with the K, the first 10-15 minutes we both thought the K1600 was the bike for us.  Torque from tickover beat the Trophy hands down.  As the ride progressed we weren't so sure, my legs felt quite a bit more cramped and the seat was on the highest setting (I'm not a giant,  6ft tall) my wife said there was less room on the pillion, she felt more more buffeting and my hands were less well covered (as it was the hottest day of the year so far, not a problem.  But I ride year round).  Handling wise there wasn't a lot in it.  The drive train was a bit more snatchy on the K, a well known issue but you should get used to it however the Trophy felt far more together and planted than the K ever did.  Better put together too.  It felt like home.  Basically the K wasn't a step forward.  What a great bike the Trophy was.
    It goes without saying, Triumph didn't sell (or we the public didn't buy) enough to make upgrading economically worthwhile.   It's a shame as it's at least on a par with the competition. 

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    Re: K1600GT
    Reply #1 on: Jun 26, 2020, 07.15 pm
    Jun 26, 2020, 07.15 pm
    Merlot, I totally agree with your assessment of the two bikes.  I like the GT for some things but the Trophy is a better all around bike.

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    Re: K1600GT
    Reply #2 on: Jun 26, 2020, 07.20 pm
    Jun 26, 2020, 07.20 pm
    If you look here: https://www.bookmotorcycletours.com/news/best-touring-motorcycles
    guess what you will find?  Don't tell anyone, it's still a secret. :745:
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    Reply #3 on: Jun 26, 2020, 07.26 pm
    Jun 26, 2020, 07.26 pm
    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    If you look here: https://www.bookmotorcycletours.com/news/best-touring-motorcycles
    guess what you will find?  Don't tell anyone, it's still a secret. :745:

    That's pretty darn good for a bike that hasn't been produced since 2017.  Says a lot.

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    Re: K1600GT
    Reply #4 on: Jun 26, 2020, 07.59 pm
    Jun 26, 2020, 07.59 pm
    When I saw it my first thought was that the design must have been so good they didn't have to change anything at all in the seven years since it's introduction. :745:
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    Re: K1600GT
    Reply #5 on: Jun 26, 2020, 11.56 pm
    Jun 26, 2020, 11.56 pm
    The 2020 model comes with the Top Case as standard equipment, and the side cases are now optional.
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    Re: K1600GT
    Reply #6 on: Jun 27, 2020, 12.07 am
    Jun 27, 2020, 12.07 am
    Well that doesn't make any sense at all to me

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    Re: K1600GT
    Reply #7 on: Jun 27, 2020, 03.31 am
    Jun 27, 2020, 03.31 am
    Never realized the Trophy was an "Adventure" Tourer? :187:

    Also, the Goldwing is already looking a little dated!
    Last Edit: Jun 27, 2020, 03.34 am by Canes1

     



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