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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

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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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#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.


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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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#1000521 - 11/08/17 01:41 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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Dear BMW,

Find Hans Muth
Offer him a ton of money
Give him some paper and a pen


Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.

Ayn Rand

#1000527 - 11/08/17 05:30 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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Those bags can’t detach with the lights integral to them. I like the looks.


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#1000533 - 11/08/17 10:25 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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not my cuppa tea either. I like the touring/GT wrapper around that motor though.


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#1000537 - 11/09/17 01:02 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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From what I understand, the bike is literally speed limited to about 101mph! I kid you not.


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#1000546 - 11/09/17 02:38 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: beemerman2k]  
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if speed limited to 101 then save some weight and removes gears 3-6

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#1000549 - 11/09/17 03:50 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Eeeeewwww!

It looks like they went from Bagger to Gagger...


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#1000552 - 11/09/17 11:57 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: Laney]  
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Looks like 5 pounds, in a 3 pound sack.........


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#1000556 - 11/09/17 01:08 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: Laney]  
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Originally Posted by Laney
Eeeeewwww!

It looks like they went from Bagger to Gagger...



Winner!

Sometimes I just wonder, do they get they drunkest visitor to Octoberfest to choose colors, and color names?

A while back, the mothership foisted Mauve on us...
couldn't give them away.

Nope.
No way.
No how.
What are they thinking?


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#1000585 - 11/09/17 10:01 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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Who the hell comes up with the colors. He or she should be fired.


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#1000597 - 11/10/17 02:13 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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LOL .... while I hated the Mauve, Aquamint and that other R1200RT color that was a blue green blend ... I like this gold color! But then like most things motorcycling it is a personal thing.

The bags look like the Bagger bags that do not come off as Smoky noted. And why would they limit the speed to 101? Not that would pose a problem for me as I have only gone over 100 once but still seems odd for a BMW!

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#1000611 - 11/10/17 04:13 AM 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 sir

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#1000614 - 11/10/17 05:09 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: RTinNC]  
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Originally Posted by RTinNC
LOL .... . And why would they limit the speed to 101?

....



I kinda think that has something to do with who they want to sell it to...

#1000615 - 11/10/17 05:29 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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IMHO, . . . . don't think so. Just not my cup of tea.

And it probably won't be needing a reflective vinyl kit, either. It looks like that color alone should get you plenty of notice and conspicuity!


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#1000616 - 11/10/17 06:04 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: RTinNC]  
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Originally Posted by RTinNC
+1 on the color for sure!!


I like it..had a '73 Targa that color, got lots of compliments.

[Linked Image]

Might be making a comeback.

[Linked Image]

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2062/2461551429_9b29879e8a.jpg?v=0

https://static1.squarespace.com/sta.../1480381445126/IMG_3114.jpg?format=1000w

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#1000617 - 11/10/17 06:53 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: RPG]  
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Originally Posted by RPG
Dear BMW,

Find Hans Muth
Offer him a ton of money
Give him some paper and a pen


Hans moved on but appears there's still some paint leftover : )

[Linked Image]


Bill

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#1000626 - 11/10/17 02:04 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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Well, it did handle those twisties in the parking lot pretty well. lurk

The music in the video should give you a clue that it's not being marketed to older riders.

BMW isn't afraid to take chances on something different.

Let's revisit this thread in two years and discuss the sales data. grin

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95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1000636 - 11/10/17 03:55 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: roadscholar]  
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Bill,

I don't see the 1600 as Havana Gold.
There are other u toobs out there and color
seems to have a greenishly putrid echo, on my monito


If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
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#1000638 - 11/10/17 04:06 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: tallman]  
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Originally Posted by tallman
Bill,

I don't see the 1600 as Havana Gold.
There are other u toobs out there and color
seems to have a greenishly putrid echo, on my monito


I'm seeing it as dried mustard.

Maybe it just does not photograph well. Many of BMW's recent colors change appearance in different light, so I'm withholding judgement until I can see it in person.


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#1000643 - 11/10/17 04:37 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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I'm kinda leaning towards calling it Baby Poop Yellow. The first few poo's coming out of a newborn all all kinds of fun colors.

I'd have to go Henry Ford on this unit. You can have any color as long as it's black...


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#1000647 - 11/10/17 04:59 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: 92Merc]  
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Originally Posted by 92Merc
I'm kinda leaning towards calling it Baby Poop Yellow. The first few poo's coming out of a newborn all all kinds of fun colors.

I'd have to go Henry Ford on this unit. You can have any color as long as it's black...


Concur, or if you had been raised around cattle you wouldn’t see anything but calf sh__ yellow. Worse than Phoenix yellow that they offered on the E46 M3

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#1000651 - 11/10/17 05:45 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: lkraus]  
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Originally Posted by lkraus
Originally Posted by tallman
Bill,

I don't see the 1600 as Havana Gold.
There are other u toobs out there and color
seems to have a greenishly putrid echo, on my monito


I'm seeing it as dried mustard.

Maybe it just does not photograph well. Many of BMW's recent colors change appearance in different light, so I'm withholding judgement until I can see it in person.


I knew it was a little different than the 70's color, the '73 911 and Havana RS were almost identical though if not the same Glasurit code, but both the old and new hues change color depending on direct/indirect and artificial/natural light. The point is they're in-your-face colors meant to extract strong emotion and apparently it's already working. grin


Bill

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#1000659 - 11/10/17 08:00 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: roadscholar]  
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Coming in late, but have to say as others have alluded not appealing to me. Since we have the long distance and baggers already I vote for this red color and more this type of platform for a performance model. Honda CBX


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#1000665 - 11/10/17 11:42 PM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: roadscholar]  
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Bill,

And yet, they are getting us to talk about it,
isn't that the goal?
rofl

Hey, I will join the wait and seers...
smirk


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#1000673 - 11/11/17 01:10 AM Re: K1600 Grand America [Re: JohnH VA]  
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K1600B with a trunk. Meh.

The color looks like the same one I've seen on M3s (or are they M4s now?). I like it, but I think it looks way better in person. But I think it's one of those love it or hate it colors.


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