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    The Big Fight !! K1600 v Trophy
    on: Jan 24, 2018, 08.58 pm
    Jan 24, 2018, 08.58 pm
    Still have my Trophy, but have just brought a 14 reg sub 10,000 mile K1600 GT. Test rode one when they first came out and thought it was very good, but didn't think they were worth (with a few extras) £20,000 +, was always curious though about how good one would be on the 800 mile ride I regularly take to Spain. Now that the GT's are avalible for well under £10,000 used I thought it worth a try. Plan is to take it to Spain in the near future and when we get back make a decision as to which one to keep and which one to let go. First impressions after couple of hundred miles last weekend are better screen on the GT but clearer display on the Trophy, stronger engine on the GT but better tank range on the Trophy. More comfortable upper body on GT but slightly (very slightly) more comfortable legs on Trophy. Trophy wins hands down on use of cruise control engaging, very awkward on GT.
    So like I said the big test will be the Spainish run in the not to distant future and hopefully a decent comparison ride out with a friend where we can swop bikes several times to properly asses which of these excellent bikes is the best, let battle commence............





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    Re: The Big Fight !! K1600 v Trophy
    Reply #1 on: Jan 24, 2018, 09.47 pm
    Jan 24, 2018, 09.47 pm
    This is probably a bit of an unfair fight to start with, six pistons vs three. :086:

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    Re: The Big Fight !! K1600 v Trophy
    Reply #2 on: Jan 24, 2018, 10.14 pm
    Jan 24, 2018, 10.14 pm
    Number of cylinders is only one part of these bikes, 6 cylinders have their advantages as do triples each adding to the overall dynamic of the riding experience.

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    Re: The Big Fight !! K1600 v Trophy
    Reply #3 on: Jan 24, 2018, 10.32 pm
    Jan 24, 2018, 10.32 pm
     :062:  I think I would have test it out by going through a couple of States  :430: :164:

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    Re: The Big Fight !! K1600 v Trophy
    Reply #4 on: Jan 25, 2018, 01.22 am
    Jan 25, 2018, 01.22 am
    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    This is probably a bit of an unfair fight to start with, six pistons vs three. :086:
    I am curious why you feel the cruise control engagement is more difficult on the BMW. The Trophy is on the grip with the throttle. The BMW is on the left side which is always free unless your using the brake.

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    Re: The Big Fight !! K1600 v Trophy
    Reply #5 on: Jan 25, 2018, 01.24 am
    Jan 25, 2018, 01.24 am
    Sorry, quoted to wrong member, should have been Ashford

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    Re: The Big Fight !! K1600 v Trophy
    Reply #6 on: Jan 25, 2018, 07.58 am
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    *Originally Posted by traveler46 [+]
    Sorry, quoted to wrong member, should have been Ashford

    Lol, no worries, I were wondering that too.

    Having those switches with the throttle make more sense to me though,....BMW have always done odd things like that.

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    Re: The Big Fight !! K1600 v Trophy
    Reply #7 on: Jan 25, 2018, 08.12 am
    Jan 25, 2018, 08.12 am
    I took an extended test ride over two days on the K16 before I bought the Trophy. If price were to be taken out of the equation my two shillings of thought...I find the TTSE a more willing dance partner and in general a much more intuitive bike to ride. I found myself a bit fidgety on the K, I never was quite comfortable with the rider triangle. The BMW is the German Shepherd that goes about its business with a cool aloofness, the TTSE more like the yellow lab that lives to play with you. I'm not comparing animals and machine, I just did not find the Big K to be particularly interactive at the end of a two hour jaunt while my Triumph has an eagerness about it, a connection rather than a detachment to the road. I'm returning about 15-20% better gas mileage too.
    But boy, that engine... :020: 
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