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post #1 of 7 Old Nov 17th, 2010, 6:23 am Thread Starter
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K1600 Tires

Is there any information out on the tires for the new k1600? I've checked the spec sheet info and looked through different threads, but can't find any information. With all of the challenges lately on Metz, wonder what BMW is specking?

I know that weight is an issue and the new K1600 seems to be about 150 pounds lighter so maybe a different tire will have greater availability.

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post #2 of 7 Old Nov 17th, 2010, 2:43 pm
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Re: K1600 Tires

The GT and GTL at the Intermot had BT021's.

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Re: K1600 Tires

The tires on the bikes in all the advertising appear to be Metzler Roadtex Z8 judging from the tread pattern.

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The tires on the bikes in all the advertising appear to be Metzler Roadtex Z8 judging from the tread pattern.
Indeed, the pictures of the press release also show the Z8. Good tyre, I've got them on my GSA as well.


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Indeed, the pictures of the press release also show the Z8. Good tyre, I've got them on my GSA as well.


According to specs, the front is 120/70 ZR 17 and the rear 190/55 ZR17

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Re: K1600 Tires

Regardless of the tires, what I find striking about that photo of the rear wheel is the fact that, even though BMW has opted to continue to provide a vertical valve stem on the rear wheel, it looks as though this one may actually have enough room between it and the nearest spoke to allow the use of the typical gas station air hose nossle. That's something you cannot do with the K1200GT (and it drives me crazy, even though I do have an elbow adaptor that I can add to the valve stem when I really have to increase tire pressure -- notwithstanding the fact that the pressure loss from the process of both putting it on and then removing it is cause for a lot of frustration).

And why is it that they can fit a horizontal (or right angle) valve stem on the front wheel but not on the rear?

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Regardless of the tires, what I find striking about that photo of the rear wheel is the fact that, even though BMW has opted to continue to provide a vertical valve stem on the rear wheel, it looks as though this one may actually have enough room between it and the nearest spoke to allow the use of the typical gas station air hose nossle. That's something you cannot do with the K1200GT (and it drives me crazy, even though I do have an elbow adaptor that I can add to the valve stem when I really have to increase tire pressure -- notwithstanding the fact that the pressure loss from the process of both putting it on and then removing it is cause for a lot of frustration).

And why is it that they can fit a horizontal (or right angle) valve stem on the front wheel but not on the rear?
On my LT is the other way around, I have right angle valve on rear wheel, but straight on front - accessing that is not easy with two large rortors on the way.
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