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Old 04-06-2013, 11:05 AM   #16
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I was wondering when someone was gonna start a thread.



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Old 04-09-2013, 10:37 PM   #17
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I'm still waiting for the return of the RS... I lament the passing of that great model.

Bring it back BMW!

In other news...the new RT just isn't doing it for me at all. The fairings are just getting H.U.G.E. I know it's all about wind protection etc. but come on, there is such a thing as too big.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:43 AM   #18
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My money is on a K16RS.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:24 PM   #19
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Cool. I wonder if you'll be able to get the swirl paint job in different colors.
If they were jap sport tourers i`d say no , what you see is what you get. Guess they solved the wet clutch problem & all they have left is final drives & non lasting drive shafts to worry about. (maybe by 2020)
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #20
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My money is on a K16RS.
As cool as this would be the jugs on the side pretty clearly mark this as an R1200something.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #21
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I like it. I suspect that the side panels, even though they're covered by the swirly paint, are not the production panels.
I think you're right. When pre-production K1600s were caught testing months before their official announcement, the bodywork on them was not the final production bodywork.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:32 PM   #22
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Fairing on the test bikes look awfully big, akin to Harley Davidson. I also agree with Dave, that production won't be same, I hope they make it less wide.

I hear that they're going to adopt K GT saddlebags (based on these pics).
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:57 PM   #23
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The reason they use those decals is to disguise the shape of the bike.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:45 AM   #24
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If they were jap sport tourers i`d say no , what you see is what you get. Guess they solved the wet clutch problem & all they have left is final drives & non lasting drive shafts to worry about. (maybe by 2020)
Actually, with the revised FD on the left side now, as in the K1600, it appears that the FD issue is likely to be a non-issue. The R series is substantially underpowered and has less weight than the K1600, so it should hold up well. At least the K1600 series seems good so far.

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:59 AM   #25
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Actually, with the revised FD on the left side now, as in the K1600, it appears that the FD issue is likely to be a non-issue. The R series is substantially underpowered and has less weight than the K1600, so it should hold up well. At least the K1600 series seems good so far.

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Well after reading some final drives on 1800 Goldwing crown bearings also going bad, i`m thinking that BMW should go back to a duel sided swing arm & i think the problem would be solved.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:42 AM   #26
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Well after reading some final drives on 1800 Goldwing crown bearings also going bad, i`m thinking that BMW should go back to a duel sided swing arm & i think the problem would be solved.
agreed... they are throwing more and more power at that single sided swingarm... brace it!
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #27
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Actually, with the revised FD on the left side now, as in the K1600, it appears that the FD issue is likely to be a non-issue. The R series is substantially underpowered and has less weight than the K1600, so it should hold up well. At least the K1600 series seems good so far.

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I have not been following the K16 at all. Have there been any final drive relates failures yet?
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:27 AM   #28
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As an owner of a K1600GT for a couple of years now, I have kept a sharp eye out for any reports of final drive issues with them. So far I haven't heard of a single one. Hopefully the new RT (and the new GS) use a similar design.
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As cool as this would be the jugs on the side pretty clearly mark this as an R1200something.
I mean that the K16 platform will likely yield the RS model, not the boxers.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:19 PM   #30
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As an owner of a K1600GT for a couple of years now, I have kept a sharp eye out for any reports of final drive issues with them. So far I haven't heard of a single one. Hopefully the new RT (and the new GS) use a similar design.
I am super pleased to hear that , because in a year or 2 I will most likely buy a K -gt or L
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