BMW K1600R or K1600S ever going to happen?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by David Shapiro, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. David Shapiro

    David Shapiro Been here awhile

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    I'd buy the Concept 6 in a heartbeat. I wonder if any variants using the new 1600 engine will ever be made.

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  2. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool

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  3. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    I am the same way! I am in the market to buy but I want to upgrade my K12R.
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  4. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Well, at least they could bring the K13R here. That wouldn't be too difficult
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  5. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    Dealing with all the old stock on dealer floors a year later might be.
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  6. PhilB

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    I don't know. What I DO know is that if they make a K1600R, it is almost certain that I will buy one.

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  7. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    +1
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  8. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    I'd be on that like a naked prom date.
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  9. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    No chance. As the naked S1000RR didn't happen, i wouldn't hold your breath for a heavier, much more expensive and far riskier proposition from BM.
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  10. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    It's an amazing engine/chassis to work with!
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  11. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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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.
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  12. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    Local dealer lists the K1300R on their website?
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  13. Jetpilot5

    Jetpilot5 Been here awhile

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    Canada gets it, the US does not.
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  14. apessino

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    My K13S us closing in on 4 years - it is better than ever and it is still my daily ride, but I am starting to worry they won't continue with the platform. There is absolutely no other bike out there I would replace it with as my main transportation.

    But man, the idea of a K1600S makes me all tingly.

    If BMW makes it, I will buy it. That amazing engine is barely any heavier than the one in my 1300 - it surely can be used in a less touring, more sporty application. Just take the current 13S, put that 6 cyl monster in it, put in the updated electronics and leave the rest unchanged (oh, and if you can fit them at all please cram in there those AMAZING leveling headlights).

    OK thanks... let me know when I can put a deposit down... :rofl
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  15. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    Well, that sucks. I sat on one at the m/c show today, but I might be more tempted by the 'S' model.
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  16. steveWFL

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    K1600S would be like pure sex [​IMG]
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  17. hyena

    hyena Been here awhile

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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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  18. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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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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  19. hyena

    hyena Been here awhile

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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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  20. MHaz01

    MHaz01 I Used To Be Faster

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    I'm holding out for the K1600GS-A.
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