K1600 heat issues.....AGAIN!!!!!
Just recently I traded my K1200RS for a GS because of this heat issue. I was at Bloomsburg and rode the new six and the same heat issues surfaced. Long story short, the Germans need to test their products in weather such as experienced in the United States. Seems that they just don't get it. Perhaps the temp never climbs much above 80 there but here in the states (as we all know) it gets HOT, ergo the Germans need to understand that by engineering a bike for their climate does not necessarily make for a bike which is appropriate for perhaps their largest market. Honda got it right from the first Gold Wing in 1975 and those bikes were never a problem as relates to cooking their riders. I decided that i'm done buying K bikes unless and until BMW gets serious about heat control. Finally, at Bloomsburg, I spoke to a dealer who rode his GTL to the rally and he told me that indeed his bike was cooking his legs for the entire trip.