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    BMW's New Touring Bike
    on: Oct 12, 2016, 03.04 pm
    Oct 12, 2016, 03.04 pm
    Just released, BMW's new touring bike K 1600 B. By the numbers, its very powerful and it has some very interesting features. I'm sure it will cost a small fortune to own.
    http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/bmw-k1600-b-touring-motorcycle/

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    Re: BMW's New Touring Bike
    Reply #1 on: Oct 12, 2016, 03.58 pm
    Oct 12, 2016, 03.58 pm
    I like all the tech and wish more companies would employ this same level of integration vs trying to do it ourselves via the aftermarket route. I'm not a big fan of the bagger style, but it's a nice bike for someone who is......and has deep pockets.  :002:
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    Re: BMW's New Touring Bike
    Reply #2 on: Oct 12, 2016, 04.59 pm
    Oct 12, 2016, 04.59 pm
    *Originally Posted by Gar [+]
    I like all the tech and wish more companies would employ this same level of integration vs trying to do it ourselves via the aftermarket route. I'm not a big fan of the bagger style, but it's a nice bike for someone who is......and has deep pockets.  :002:
    I agree, and its definitely more bagger than tourer. It does have pretty good ground clearance for a bagger though.

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    Re: BMW's New Touring Bike
    Reply #3 on: Oct 12, 2016, 08.06 pm
    Oct 12, 2016, 08.06 pm
    Looks like the Honda FB from the back.  The Harley version seems to sell well but I like the Kawasaki Vaquero better and less dollars than both.  Without a trunk, this version seems like a day trip for 2 up rather than a LD tour.
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    Re: BMW's New Touring Bike
    Reply #4 on: Oct 12, 2016, 08.07 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Zebraranger [+]
    I agree, and its definitely more bagger than tourer. It does have pretty good ground clearance for a bagger though.

    And about 100 more horsepower than your average "bagger." :-)
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    Re: BMW's New Touring Bike
    Reply #5 on: Oct 12, 2016, 10.54 pm
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    And Dynamic ESA, which is the one thing that will revolutionize the ride quality of motorcycles.  Looking forward to more of that.
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    Re: BMW's New Touring Bike
    Reply #6 on: Oct 13, 2016, 08.23 am
    Oct 13, 2016, 08.23 am
    Had a quick look at the Photo's, not for me, don't like the look of it.


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    Re: BMW's New Touring Bike
    Reply #7 on: Oct 13, 2016, 12.31 pm
    Oct 13, 2016, 12.31 pm
    A K1600GTL without the backbox would a pillion like to do long miles with no back support?  Ridden the K1600 bot GT and GTL nice bikes but lacks the trophy's range.

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