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#1003947 - 01/19/18 11:02 PM K1600  
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I currently have a R1100RT , great bike in so many ways .. I love it . But I feel like I miss the performance of the CBR1000F .
I'm looking at maybe a 2nd hand K1200GT or K1600GT .
Being in Australia, there isn't a lot of these for sale , but seems to be a few 1600's around for reasonable $ with relatively few kms on them for no much more then a good K12 or 1300GT .
Do we know of any serious /expensive problems with the 1600 ?
I'd be looking at something with in the vicinity of 50 to 70K kms on the odo .

#1003949 - 01/20/18 12:08 PM Re: K1600 [Re: Ozzyal]  
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Owned a K1600GT for 4 years. Amazing motor and a very agile bike for it's size, but still a very large motorcycle more suited to eating up miles in cross country travel.

In 35K miles I had zero warranty issues - none.

I performed all the maintenance, including valve checks, other routine work and tire changes. The total cost for 35K miles was $3,400. It likes tires - eats them for breakfast.


The bike is the best pure touring motorcycle out there but the cost to maintain the bike is expensive.
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K12GT slant motor was a really fun bike to own. Much more sporty than the K16GT, but was the least reliable BMW I've owned with over $5,000 of warranty work performed during my 5 years of ownership.
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#1003957 - 01/20/18 04:53 PM Re: K1600 [Re: Ozzyal]  
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K1600, yes, tires and the maintenance cost.
Fuel mileage I have to guess not as good as your RT either, but it's the price of admission.


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#1004014 - 01/22/18 01:42 AM Re: K1600 [Re: Ozzyal]  
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I bought a used 2013 K1600GT two years ago. 24000 miles without a single hiccup.

Like Limecreek, my bike eats tires. Some claim to get 7500 miles on a set but not me. 5000 miles is the most I've gotten from a set but I am a heavy drop (275 pounds or so) and I am not shy with the throttle.

I love the K1600, great complement to my GS.

Lots of info over on the K1600 forum LINK


'13 K1600GT
'16 R1200GS
'04 Yamaha FZ1

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