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    Post a Picture of your K16

    Please use this thread to post your picture of your K16

    Remember if there is no picture it didn't happen!!
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    Despite the fact that I hate this picture of me, here we are ready for our first ride together:



    - Kate
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    If that's your street, looks like a fairly modest neighborhood for such a spendy scooter.

    Let's see, I have a 2005 R1200RT and an '06GS, together they add up to about the K16's value. I live in West Cleveland, guess I think like you. My bikes = 1/5 or so the tax value of my home.... go figure....

    ENJOY...
    Looks nice, exactly what I'd get, if I were gettin'.
    I owned a K1200GT ('08), did not like it.
    Curious to hear your evaluation.

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    Very nice, Kate.

    Is there any grey in what is called "light grey metallic?" It looks mostly white in pictures and yet to see one in the flesh.

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    Well, the GT cost more than my car did, but that seems appropriate to me. The picture is on the sidewalk beside my house. The houses in this neighborhood are modest but well cared for. I guess it all depends on what you want to spend your money.

    This bike is the "light grey metallic". Sometimes it looks almost white, sometimes kind of silver, and often sort of a putty grey, depending on the light.

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    Beautiful bike. How does it handle the expansion joints on the sidewalk?
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    Kate - thanks for starting the thread!!

    Beautiful bike - enjoy!!
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    Great looking bike! Enjoy it!

    How did you get it up on the center stand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjjj3386 View Post
    How did you get it up on the center stand?
    The usual way.

    It goes onto the centerstand pretty smoothly. I can even do it with soft-soled shoes. Getting it off the center stand takes a little more effort than my RT did, though.

    - Kate
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    Nice job Kate, cool that you are out riding a new bike in the rain. It angers me when some stranger questions my priorities, you answered very gracefully and that is to be admired! My thinking is if I can't ride it or shoot it I ain't spendin' money on it! My neighbor across the road has a house worth twice what mine is and he spends every waking moment at work to pay for it and the rest of his time working on it to keep it up. He gives me the finger when I pull out for a ride-he freely admits the jealousy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101516 View Post
    Nice job Kate, cool that you are out riding a new bike in the rain. It angers me when some stranger questions my priorities, you answered very gracefully and that is to be admired! My thinking is if I can't ride it or shoot it I ain't spendin' money on it! My neighbor across the road has a house worth twice what mine is and he spends every waking moment at work to pay for it and the rest of his time working on it to keep it up. He gives me the finger when I pull out for a ride-he freely admits the jealousy!
    What I was attempting to confess, is that evidently, I have the same priorities. As a ratio, home value to bike value, perhaps even more so.

    Anyways
    Since there not much pic action going on..

    I did get a chance to test ride a K16GTL here in Cleveland.
    My quick thoughts are... that is one smooth powerfull engine. Combined with the fly by wire throttle it almost feels like an electric motorcycle.

    I felt very comfortable controling the bike. Very good footing combined with a very light feel for a 700lb+ m/c, even in city stop and go.

    Very comfy overall... Never owned a big luxo tourer but I was quickly tooling right down the highway. Settled right in.

    I did not like the high part in the middle of the windscreen. Too much in the way for me. I'd bet that the GT screen, a Cee Bailey , Aeroflow or something with a flip at the top would be excellent.

    The transmisssion, well, I'll keep it positive by saying that I would need to find the proper shifting/clutch/throttle technique. It did not come naturally to me.
    Some clunking was often apparent

    Now, lets see some more K16 pics please.

    Dmilan

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    My1600 gt

    Picked mine up June 2, 2011, from BMW Cross Country and have been enjoying every chance I get to ride on it. A wonderful machine!
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    Very nice looking bike. You're a lucky guy. Enjoy the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejazz View Post
    Picked mine up June 2, 2011, from BMW Cross Country and have been enjoying every chance I get to ride on it. A wonderful machine!
    Good choice of model and color.

    - Kate
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    Hey, let's see a RED one here!

    Great looking bikes. Can't wait to get mine (GT also), but it'll be a while being #1016 on the pre order.

    And me with more time on my hands since I retired today.

    Good thing I still I have my '06 R1200GS to ride or it would be a long summer, even here in the frozen tundra.....
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