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    Official Press Material - K1600GT and 1600GTL

    Here's the detailed BMW press release and if you scroll down to the bottom you'll find links to hundreds of photos and 20+ minutes of video of both models.


    https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...tem=node__5857
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    Think the GT shown on the NA site is white in order to catch the eye of the authority types?

    Hope they tweaked with the final drive.

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    Pack your suitcases, we'll probably get moved to Straight 6 today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy View Post
    Think the GT shown on the NA site is white in order to catch the eye of the authority types?

    Hope they tweaked with the final drive.

    Easy
    Hope so too.

    Problem is: we'll never know - at least not officially. Time and some mechanical snooping will tell.

    Sort of like the "Surging.....what surging? Nein, Nein!"

    Then in '05, BMW goes to twin-spark ignition on the R1200's to eliminate pre-combustion and guess what? The surging they never admitted to... went away!

    If they ever solve the FD issue, it will come quietly in the night - certainly not with fanfare in a press release.

    Nevertheless, anxious to see these models at the IMS or in a showroom soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwald View Post
    anxious to see these models at the IMS or in a showroom soon.
    Anybody spoken to a dealer about availability and pricing?
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    From Europe I hear a starting price of Euro 21,000.-
    That's not really relevant, however, considering that the SV1000RR is signficantly less expensive in the U.S. than in Germany, for example.
    My guess is, that the K1600GT will start at around $24,000.- and the GTL at around $27,000.-. All loaded up, the GTL will probably reach or slightly exceed $30,000.-, while the GT will top out a bit below $28,000.-

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    K1600gt

    What a monster. I don't mind the general lines and technology. But the dash looks like out of a LEGO box, ugly as sin.

    I'll stick with the GS.
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    Pricing hasnÔÇÖtÔÇÖ been announced on either model, but BMW says that they will begin arriving in dealerships in the U.S. during the spring of 2011. BMW dealers will begin taking orders for the new bikes in January through a pre-sales campaign which allows buyers to ÔÇ£reserveÔÇØ their machine so they can ride it home as soon as it hits the dealership.
    http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/616/81...no-Garage.aspx

    Anybody heard different?
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    how much?

    i might consider it at $22.0k.
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    Jay Leno's Garage, with the new 1600 GTL.

    http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/at-the...l-unveiling-1/
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    Very nice - I like how the dash lights up on start up.

    This bike looks like a real contender
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