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#994970 - 08/20/17 07:23 AM Saw A K1600B Friday
Hank R1200RT Offline
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I visited my dealer and saw the new K1600B Friday. Not my cup of tea, but evidently it is getting some customer attention.

Also saw a new triple tree handlebar adapter for the R9T Racer. It lets you fit any handlebar desired, rather than the chiropractor-friendly crouch of the stock Racer. This looks like a great add-on - my back can't handle the riding position, but I really like the looks of the bike. However, the triple tree is over a thousand dollars...I think t is from San Jose BMW. Anyone have more info on it?
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#994971 - 08/20/17 11:35 AM Re: Saw A K1600B Friday [Re: Hank R1200RT]
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I saw one last week at Gateway BMW in St. Louis.

Not my cup of tea ether, but someone in BMW marketing thought there was and audience. Time will tell if it's a hit or a miss like the scooters and XCountry bikes.
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#994972 - 08/20/17 11:35 AM Re: Saw A K1600B Friday [Re: Hank R1200RT]
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Originally Posted By: Hank R1200RT
I visited my dealer and saw the new K1600B Friday. Not my cup of tea, but evidently it is getting some customer attention.


The steel tubed handlebars are out of place (IMO) on that motorcycle. The tail end styling is a bit funky. Passenger comfort is questionable. The tailpipes are a bit overdone. The low windscreen may give ya some helmet buffeting.

Other than that, I love it! grin Seriously, I bet it's a joy to ride. thumbsup

Pat
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#994974 - 08/20/17 12:26 PM Re: Saw A K1600B Friday [Re: Hank R1200RT]
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Looks like they planned ahead for passenger comfort. java



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#994976 - 08/20/17 01:31 PM Re: Saw A K1600B Friday [Re: Hank R1200RT]
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#994978 - 08/20/17 02:32 PM Re: Saw A K1600B Friday [Re: Hank R1200RT]
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I would prefer a R1200 version, less weight is more fun

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#994982 - 08/20/17 03:48 PM Re: Saw A K1600B Friday [Re: Bud]
Happy Birthday Bud Online
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Originally Posted By: Bud
I saw one last week at Gateway BMW in St. Louis.

Not my cup of tea ether either, but someone in BMW marketing thought there was and an audience. Time will tell if it's a hit or a miss like the scooters and XCountry bikes.


I hate it when I don't proof read my posts.
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#995010 - 08/20/17 09:44 PM Re: Saw A K1600B Friday [Re: Hank R1200RT]
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Re the K1600B, those who like this sort of thing will find that this is the sort of thing that they like.
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#995014 - 08/20/17 10:35 PM Re: Saw A K1600B Friday [Re: Bill_Walker]
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Originally Posted By: Bill_Walker
Re the K1600B, those who like this sort of thing will find that this is the sort of thing that they like.


That seems to be the last word on that subject! wave
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#995023 - 08/21/17 12:59 AM Re: Saw A K1600B Friday [Re: Bud]
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Anyone besides me think of the Honda F6B?
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