Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lake Norman, NC, USA
the text of the report.......
In the edition of Feb.,2, the German motorcycle magazine MOTORRAD presented a report on a new K1850GLT, that is said to follow up the K1200LT.
The rumours speak of a brand new straight six cylinder engine with 1850cc, pneumatic level suspension adjustment, ABS, Anti-Slip, automatic transmission or electromagnetc gear change with dual clutch, and an airbag.
All these informations are said to originate from leakages apparently in BMW ranks, but BMW does not deny this 6 cylinder tourer project, expecting that this bike is to come by 2008 onto the market. If this materializes, Honda will probably get serious problems on Goldwing sales, if BMW keep their pricing within affordable levels.
On the Intermot motorcycle exhibition in Cologne a BMW representative on the booth leaked to me that they have been approached by hundreds of Goldwing riders in the past years that BMW should enter that market segment and introduce an innovative competition to the GL1800. May be this now materializes.
Lake Norman, NC
99 K1200LT "Hans"
98 R1200C (Sandy's bike) "Betty"
86 Honda Helix "Pooter Scooter"