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bmw k1600 6 cylinder
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:25:06 am »
does anyone here have one ..pros cons problems?
specifically 2011 model (I think first year of manufacture?) can get one with 14k on clock
recalls? (campaigns)
known problems or issues
any advice
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Re: bmw k1600 6 cylinder
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 09:29:57 am »
Unfortunately it lacks cup holders.
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Re: bmw k1600 6 cylinder
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 10:50:47 am »
a regular riding bud of mine has one and he will never sell it or swap it for anything else

it is a very agile handling machine and it has one of the best sounding engines of all time  :thumleft:
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Re: bmw k1600 6 cylinder
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 01:52:34 pm »
Have never heard any complaints from anyone that has one. Ok maybe one... its F$&@/- FAST
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Re: bmw k1600 6 cylinder
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 04:15:50 pm »
I also got myself one in 2016 - the standard GT model with GPS added. Bought it second hand (2012 model ) at 11000 k, currently at 25 k and no problems at all till now. Handles very easily at low speeds, in spite of almost 300 kg weight. I am less tall that most (sounds better than saying I am a kortgat!) at 1.77m, but when standing still both my feet rests comfortably flat on the ground, allowing for easy turning around etc. I had a 1200 GSA before this, and handling this bike when pushing around and at low speeds is much easier than the GSA, because of the lower height.
Like mentioned, that 6-cylinder is a beaut. No gearing back when you want to pass - you simply open up and go. You can putter around at 70 km/h in 6th, and accelerate from there without gearing back, and between 80 and 180 km/h the speed control keeps the bike on target like a train on a track.
I miss my GS every time I pass a nice-looking dirt road, but i have never been sorry about the replacement choice. just wish I could have both though....
They are also very reasonably priced second-hand....
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Re: bmw k1600 6 cylinder
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 05:28:20 pm »
Friend of mine had one. Beautiful and impressive machine, but so complex. The time that it took him to describe all it's features and facilities and how to operate them was enough to put me off. 

As a Sopwith pilot, I just don't have time for all the hours in the classroom and on the simulator to re - certify for an Airbus.  :eek7: