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K1600GTL at Lost River State Park in WV
@ Lost River State Park in WV
My 2012 BMW K1600 GT "Condor '47"
Photo was taken some where in North Florida ... west of St. Augustine I think.
She turned 1 year old on November 14, 2012. I ride it nearly every day since I have retired ... the other "Germans" (autos) stay in the garage unless it is raining.
I have had some issues over the past year with it ... turn signal flashers replaced, electric windshield control switch will be replaced for the second time, shortly ... both instances made the windshield in-operable (part has come in at my dealer now) and ... and finally, a major issue with the front shock ... dealer is negotiating with BMW New Jersey for a new replacement (I am refusing a re-build shock ... this is what BMW New Jersey attempts to "stick up our noses" when replacement is needed). My service manager has been candid and honest with me ... states that the issues I have listed are not new issues with the 2012's ... others have come in for identical issues.
Regardless, I have enjoyed this amazing bike. It is nimble, fast, solid as a rock, quiet and very comfortable ... I have the stock GT seat (nearly identical feel to my R1200RT) and with the weight difference, it handles similarly to the RT. The sound system is outstanding, be it Ipod ... FM Radio or Sirius (channel 15 Studio 54 Rocks).
Some one said that this is not an "Around Town" bike and I disagree. I ride it everywhere and when not out on the open road, I look for excuses to do errands for my wife LOL. Be it on the open road or in heavy stop and go traffic (I live in Daytona Beach Shores) it is the perfect motorcycle.
Bike Week Daytona is coming up in March. If any BMW folks will be coming/riding in Daytona during bike week, let me hear from you. Would be great to get together with some other BMW devotees and do some riding together. My email is: [email]email@example.com[/email]
Take care and ride safely!