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Thread: Introduction to the K1600GT/L

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    Our own website has good coverage... but no weight yet... how about we start a pool?

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/news/general_i...0s_at_intermot

    (vince is *not* partying at Intermot....)

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    Here's what the bike weighs....

    Peso in ordine di marcia, incl. 90 % carburante 348 (incl. valigia, topcase)
    Peso totale ammesso kg 560

    Weight in running order, incl. 90% fuel 348 kg = 765.6 lbs
    Total weight 560 kg = 1232 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexanRT View Post
    Peso in ordine di marcia, incl. 90 % carburante 348 (incl. valigia, topcase)
    Peso totale ammesso kg 560

    Weight in running order, incl. 90% fuel 348 kg = 765.6 lbs
    Total weight 560 kg = 1232 lbs

    http://www.kog.it/sito2/index.php?op...iche&Itemid=50
    WOW - my GW was only 903.......
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    Vince says....

    Unladen weight, incl. 90% fuel kg/lb:

    319/703 (without pannier)
    348/767 (incl. pannier, topcase)'


    That 1,232 figure must be GVWR... rider+passenger+gear.


    so... 150-ish less than a Goldwing.

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    more video here of the press conference and other stuff

    http://www.facebook.com/video/?oid=2278569378

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    In several of the photos, you can see lock cylinders toward the bottom of the inner panels of the fairing -- near the rider's shins. Any guesses as to what they are for? gloveboxes in the lowers? In the frame side tubes? Assess to the flux capacitors?

    It's gonna be a looooong 6 months before the bike starts showing up in the flesh ...
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    Lust

    let's see, I have about $10k in my /6, $21k in my GS.
    If I ever went back to a full faired tourer the new GTL would be it.
    It is a great looking motorcycle.

    I just promised my bride of 40 years a new suv, maybe she would rather a GTL?
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    What appear to be pivoting air vents under the ends of the dash vents are nice touches, too.
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    Still don't like the trunk - hopefully it will grow on me.

    Like the red paint.

    Does it seem big

    Can't wait to see one in person.
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    another video -- check out the navigation loading

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    Full BMW Press Package

    See BMW site (link below). It's the official press package, along with links to lots of pics and 20+ minutes of video of both models.

    https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...tem=node__5857
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