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Old 01-22-2013, 03:27 PM   #16
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K1600S would be like pure sex
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:48 PM   #17
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I'd like a K1600GS.


Probably not, truthfully. I test rode a K1600GT at an open house, and that engine is intoxicating. I didn't like the bike all that much. While I was riding it I just kept thinking...if they'd put this engine in my GS....
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:56 PM   #18
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I rode the K1600 at the national rally, and then rode a 1200 GS.

The 1600 was wonderful, intoxicating sound, scary fast, and it would have no good outcome for me, either jail and no license, or dead. A rocket ship, fast, smooth, and a handful in town. It was not in it's happy place unless you were at seriously illegal speeds. Sweepers, not twisties.

The 1200 rally sport was much more balanced, still plenty fast, the ride leader was a Missouri patrol man they said. The pace was spirited. I hit over 100 and dug a toe in the corner. Whooo weeee. If the 2 were sitting side by side, the GS would win almost every time. And it was happy at lower speeds.

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:05 PM   #19
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I rode the K1600 at the national rally, and then rode a 1200 GS.

The 1600 was wonderful, intoxicating sound, scary fast, and it would have no good outcome for me, either jail and no license, or dead. A rocket ship, fast, smooth, and a handful in town. It was not in it's happy place unless you were at seriously illegal speeds. Sweepers, not twisties.

The 1200 rally sport was much more balanced, still plenty fast, the ride leader was a Missouri patrol man they said. The pace was spirited. I hit over 100 and dug a toe in the corner. Whooo weeee. If the 2 were sitting side by side, the GS would win almost every time. And it was happy at lower speeds.

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Exactly what I said after test riding a K1300GT when they came out. I really liked that bike, but no good would come of me owning one.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:15 PM   #20
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I'm holding out for the K1600GS-A.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:12 AM   #21
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We'll get a K16RS, I bet. It'd mostly be a bodywork change. Big, fast, roomy and luxurious, like an M5.

that would be awfully sweet! i sat on a K1600GT and an F800GT the other week. I'd like something in between. Something that would make me sell my K1200RS and my Futura(which is currently in the flea market).
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:36 PM   #22
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Yes! K1600S

Who do I make my check out to?

I have been waiting for a bike like this for almost 40 years since back when I read with eyes wide, the reviews of the then state of the art mezmerizing R100S in the pages of Cycle World magazine.

BMW, please make the K1600S happen this year!!!!!! Danke!

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