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#1000420 - 11/07/17 03:14 PM K1600 Grand America  
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#1000434 - 11/07/17 04:42 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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Maybe it's an improvement, maybe it's just lipstick on a pig...

#1000435 - 11/07/17 05:10 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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And those exhaust pipes.....more like chromed sewer pipes....when did BMW Motorad think it'd be a good idea to go back to the 1950's for design ideas?


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#1000438 - 11/07/17 05:33 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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Style wise, it's not my cup of tea java but I can guarantee, I'd have the biggest smile munching highway miles on that thing! thumbsup

Pat


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#1000442 - 11/07/17 06:14 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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So it's basically the K1600B, given a GT treatment with the trunk. Am I missing something?


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1999 Honda Shadow Aero 1100 (17 years, Gone)
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#1000447 - 11/07/17 07:04 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: 92Merc]  
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Originally Posted by 92Merc
So it's basically the K1600B, given a GT treatment with the trunk. Am I missing something?


No, that's about it. Kind of an experiment to see what can be done with parts on hand to increase sales. I like it more than the K1600B, which is not to say that I do like it.

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#1000450 - 11/07/17 08:02 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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The color is ... interesting. The taillight array looks very un-BMW to me. More like a Prius -- or a Victory.

Not dissing anybody's ride but the wide swept back tiller handlebars seem to be a handful for the rider winding around the narrow plaza in the video.

I do wish I had those adaptive headlights on my RT.


John
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#1000452 - 11/07/17 08:08 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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I couldn't decide if it had forward controls or the rider just had their feet on the engine bars?

I had to clean up the floor after seeing the first color...........

#1000472 - 11/08/17 01:02 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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I like that color. Sexier than socks on a rooster!

#1000488 - 11/08/17 02:15 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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+1 on the color for sure!!


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