BMW 1600GTL Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by nvdesertrat, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    That sucks! Find another dealer, for sure.

    I worked at this dealer in 2005. The only employee still working there that worked there when I did was a tech, now a salesman. So, that helped. I actually had met most the other guys during visits but the GM was pretty new. I'd met him on the day of the first test ride.

    My wife and I didn't go today for the test ride. She had plans that I thought she changed to Sunday. She thought I said we could go to BMW on Sunday. Um, no, they're not open Sundays.

    But, hopefully, we'll go next weekend or another day soon.
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  2. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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    I myself would have gone anyway & test rode it solo. My wife used to ride with me all the time, but for some reason she stopped going. I used to buy bikes that only pleased the wife & now I buy bikes I like. She did like my K1100lt but not the RT (go figure)
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  3. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I test rode it last Tuesday. But yeah, I could have gone again :D
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  4. Maineboarder88

    Maineboarder88 Been here awhile

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    We bought our GTL on Saturday. I had test ridden the GT solo a week prior. Then rode the GT two-up on Friday--that only lasted about a half hour, wife hated the seat. Then they let us take the GTL out for two hours. It's a mile muncher for sure. Rode the GS back down on Saturday and brought the new bike home. Got a ticket a few exits away from my turn off--the speed creeps up on you, it's just so smooth.
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  5. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    It sure is! Congrats (on the bike, not the ticket).
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  6. donutrider

    donutrider Been here awhile

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    9,000 miles since October and it's had no issues. I enjoyed a trip last month that included rain, sleet, snow, tornadoes and high and low temperatures over the course of 5200 miles and I woke up each morning looking forward to getting back on the thing..

    It's an incredible bike and I'm glad I took the risk to buy one. :D
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  7. Mike M

    Mike M On the Left Coast...

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    I've owned multiple GS's, and sold my '09 GSA to get the K1600GT. I found it used, a year old with only 700 miles---a relatively early build (August 2012) and it's been trouble free now with 4000 miles in the 3 months I've owned it.

    I wasn't sure when I bought the 16GT whether I'd like it or not, but got it for a great deal and had to try the monster inline 6. Well, I not only like it---I REALLY like it! A big, powerful beast and a blast to ride. Still a GS fan, will have a new GSWC in my future.

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  8. 11rootbeerrcc

    11rootbeerrcc n00b

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    I purchased an new 2013 K1600gtl in April and I must tell you that it is the best motorcycle that I have ever owned. The torque and engine characteristics and throttle have a learning curve but once you get it you get it. I love it.
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  9. judgebill

    judgebill Been here awhile

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    Bought my K1600GTL in January '12, took it from Los Angeles to Fairbanks, Alaska and back by way of Yellowstone in June and July of '12. 9000 miles in 30 days. Companion rode identical bike. Loved every minute of the ride. Saw three other similar bikes on the trip, lots of Harleys, a few Gold Wings. This summer we go to Aspen (from LA) and back by way of the Grand Canyon. Comfortable, reliable (at least for me), powerful and just plain fun to ride. I started riding at the age of 73, am now 76. This is third bike I've owned ('03 LT, "12 GSA and now the '12 1600 GTL), never any regrets. My gf rides a Harley, what can I say.:clap:clap:clap
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  10. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away

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    Any thoughts or comments on the GTL Exclusive that was announced today? More specifically, will the new back seat eat into any Ultra or Goldwing sales or up its standing in the luxury touring market?

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