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Go to gl1800.org and see a picture of the 08 BMW 1850glt.

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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.

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No kiddin'! I surfed the site for a minute, but I had to get outta there butt quick! I found myself wanting to attach little furry stuffed-animals to my GT.
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Interesting artist's conception. Looks like an RT front & side fairings, Latest K-bike front end, GL1500 seats, FJR1300 bags, no topcase, and.... OMG.... White Walls! I also don't think they would leave the motor exposed like that, a little too HD touring cruiser-esque for the Bavarian Bros.

It does make you wonder what would happen of the slapped 2 more cylinders on the latest K engine platform. Any guesses on peak torque and horsepower from something like that, assuming tuning similar to the GT?

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Interesting artist's conception. Looks like an RT front & side fairings, Latest K-bike front end, GL1500 seats, FJR1300 bags, no topcase, and.... OMG.... White Walls!...
and the seats look like the current Gold Wing's.

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Wow... Love it or hate it... something to ponder. For now, I'm happy with my LT, just the way it is... Well, maybe another farkle or two..

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From the small article of www.motorradonline.de " BMW-Pressesprecher Jürgen Stoffregen dementierte das Sechszylinder-Projekt keineswegs."
So, BMW denies having any 6-cylinder projects...... or my German is very bad Jari

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BMW-Pressesprecher Jürgen Stoffregen dementierte das Sechszylinder-Projekt keineswegs."
So, BMW denies having any 6-cylinder projects...... or my German is very bad Jari
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BMW press agent Jürgen Stoffregen denied the 6-cylinder-project by no means.

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BMW press agent Jürgen Stoffregen denied the 6-cylinder-project by no means.
Sorry, but I have to ask, because English is not my native language, what is the difference between my and Your translation? Jari

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Sorry, but I have to ask, because English is not my native language, what is the difference between my and Your translation? Jari
Ari,

Your translation meant thet BMW diened the project's existance, while in fact what was said is that BMW did NOT deny the projects existance.
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Your translation meant thet BMW diened the project's existance, while in fact what was said is that BMW did NOT deny the projects existance.
Ok, Thanks Andy. Maybe I have to start using those internet translators and stop trusting my 35 years old school German Jari

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The first thing that I noticed was the turn signals on the mirrors and embedded in the Tupperware. Highly unlikely for BMW to do that. But from a GT owner's point of view, I see a lot of GT in that rendering. And that's what I've been saying for several months. The new LT is going to be simply a luxury version of the new GT. That trunk on that rendering is about silly though.
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I wonder if the whole is not a hoax?

Somehow, to my eyes, it just doesn't look like something BMW would design for the future. They would probably make something cutting-edge, and that bike is not cutting-edge. Just my $.02.
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That drawing looks like a ridiculous "artist's" concept. No way BMW would put their logo on that mule.

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That drawing looks like a ridiculous "artist's" concept. No way BMW would put their logo on that mule.
If this is what it's gonna look like, I'll stick with the GT



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Holy CBX Batman, could this be the next GT platform??
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From the small article of www.motorradonline.de " BMW-Pressesprecher Jürgen Stoffregen dementierte das Sechszylinder-Projekt keineswegs."
So, BMW denies having any 6-cylinder projects...... or my German is very bad Jari
"Jürgen Stoffregen dementierte keineswegs" = Jürgen Stoffregen did not deny at all ....



BMW never will confirm nor deny any rumor ....





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Little too ugly for BMW top of the line.
I would mind test dropping it.

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What do you get when you mate a K1200GT to a GL1800 ?.....................


EASY....a BMW K1850GLT



There is no way BMW would market that thing. Not complicated enough.
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I had a Honda CB900 - and 'twas a nice bike - fast w/o any kind of torque. PLUS it was designed for an American rider. It would be an interesting ride.

Anyone know how the 2300 Triumph is doing? Don't see many on the road.. and THAT, properly frakled, might be competition for the larger LT...
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Anyone know how the 2300 Triumph is doing? Don't see many on the road.. and THAT, properly frakled, might be competition for the larger LT...
I have often wondered the same given that torque monster of an engine.
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Anyone know how the 2300 Triumph is doing? Don't see many on the road.. and THAT, properly frakled, might be competition for the larger LT...
Well, haven't seen too many, but this one was in Canberra 12 months ago. Note the NOS cylinders....! Would be "fun" in a straight line, I guess...
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Well, haven't seen too many, but this one was in Canberra 12 months ago. Note the NOS cylinders....! Would be "fun" in a straight line, I guess...
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That looks too much like a Goldwing...with BMW plastic on it.
Lower center of gravity...a "sit-in" bike...not a fun on twisties "sit-on" bike. Like our current LT.
A co-worker and I park our bikes next to each other every day...my LT/his GL.
So I am pretty familiar with the look of both. This "spy" bike looks a lot more like his bike than mine.

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No way would I buy that!
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Boxes look like they have been taken from the ST1300

It would be heavy and no fun. The extra power would be taken up with the extra weight. Just no point in it.

BMW tried a 'sit in' tourer/cruiser and it didnt sell. I don't think they would try again.

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Thumbs down 1850 Glt

Anyone familiar with BMW designers would look at this drawing and know that this is bogus. The only thing that even looks BMW at all is the front fender and maybe the head light. BMW would never design a big touring bike with the motor exposed like that! The motor design itself is definetly NOT a BMW design. It looks like to me that someone sat down and drew a bike that looks like a combination of a FJR 1300( saddlebags), Goldwing (seats), BMW ( emblems and front fender) and some kind of Chineses copy engine from the 60's. Surely NOT a BMW design scetch! Ron
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If this is what it's gonna look like, I'll stick with the GT



You only need a cursory look to see that this is all Honda.

1. The Engine (taken from Honda CBX inline 6)
2. The seating (nearly identical to current GoldWing)
3. The Side Bags (nearly identical to current GoldWing)
4. The Top Fairing (nearly identical to current GoldWing)
5. The windshield, mirrors and turn signal indicators (nearly identical to current GoldWing)

Bogus, bogus, bogus.

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Heyyyy, that looks just like my CBX, just with better tupperware !!!
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BMW would never design a big touring bike with the motor exposed like that!
Not necessarily. The K100LT had a good bit of the ol' brick exposed on either side. But by historical BMW design trends, there should at least be some wind/rain protection for the feet.

The extra width of a i-6 would also preclude too much bodywork as the bike would be quite wide to begin with. And there IS a trend these days of showing more of the motor on fully faired bikes.

Otherwise it does look like wild speculation on the part of someone with too many Pentel colored pencils and a Goldwing in their garage. It looks too much like the current GL1800.

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It's all smoke and mirrors. When someone sees a real spy photo with the machine clad in black soft vinyl cover-up pieces, you'll know it's for real. Remember the spy photos of the 1200RT?

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It's all smoke and mirrors. When someone sees a real spy photo with the machine clad in black soft vinyl cover-up pieces, you'll know it's for real. Remember the spy photos of the 1200RT?

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I thought they were kinda homely looking. The finished product was cool.
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I can't imagine BMW having a brain fart and actually producing this thing, I know I wouldn't be interested, but you have to admit that the Wing outsells the LT by a considerable margin and it is for all those features that we tend to turn our nose up at that makes the Wing as popular as it is.
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I have been hoping for something that looked like the present lt, but around a 7/8 scale of what they presently have. Man that thing just looks terrible to me, looks to much like a goldwing. Not saying that a goldwing is ugly, it is not. Guess that I was just looking for something more BMW looking.
I may run on over to the RT or GT side of the dealership.

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I do not think we will ever see that bike. It's just one of many "concept" bikes that all manufactures make every year. I can remember ten years ago of all the different bikes and cars that were supposed to appear and not one yet. Well, maybe the V-Rod.

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Here are some other "concept bikes" via someone's Photoshop. Wonder if this is what they will look like. Same kinda phenom we saw with the 1850 LT.
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Here's some sketches and concept bikes that floated around the internet a year or so before the K1200LT was release.
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"Interesting artist's conception. Looks like an RT front & side fairings, Latest K-bike front end, GL1500 seats, FJR1300 bags, no topcase, and.... OMG.... White Walls!

looks like a CBX with tupperware

looks to much like a goldwing"

You are all correct. You can hear the editor deep in the doldrums of a wintertime desert of no new motorbike news,

"Hey, Harvey! I'm making up a story about a possible future bike. Here's the specs I pulled out of you know where. Give me a rendering by tomorrow noon!"

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post #46 of 50 Old Feb 8th, 2007, 3:43 am
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Woooh man, that bike that's next to the end really looks great to me.
Looks like it might of been based on the old Gt.
Wish that they had of gone with that.

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post #47 of 50 Old Feb 12th, 2007, 9:25 am
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Victory Vision

Except for the engine, this bike also looks a lot like the 2008 Victory Vision Touring edition bike previewed in the March Cycle World. The article specfically mentions it targeting the Gold Wing and BMW luxury touring markets. Can a 2 cylinder Polaris play in this game? I guess it will be interesting.

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Holy Crap.....unreal!!!it looks very very nice. but where is the top box?and an air bag? for what? the bike?
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post #49 of 50 Old Feb 12th, 2007, 9:41 am
 
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motorcycle lifts

Just a quick question for you? I saw Canadian tire selling a motorcyce lift(for you Canadians, you know what CT is). This lift would lift my harley ok, but would it pick up my LT? Is it possible to do and how safe would it be? thanks for your replies.
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oops...wanted to start a new thread. Sorry for the confusion.
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