Originally Posted by tobiwan
There will, no doubt be riders that just do not like these new rides from BMW. I for one just hate HD's and GW's in all forms and shapes. But then I have never rode either one. .
It seems a lot of K1200LT owners don't like the new K1600's. I don't think current K-LT owners is the target group for this.. "if they like it, good but if they don't, we're not going after them."... That's how I'm reading this.. like the average age of a Buick driver is 68. Look at Buick now.. they're not trying to hold on to those drivers.
I've ridden all manners of HD tourers and the GL1800. I hated the Ultra Classics.. the engine is just a dog at highway speeds.. there's nothing in the top end.. it's all low end torque, which is fine around town.. and cornering clearance for my riding style is downright dangerous. I was scraping floor boards pulling out of the dealer parking lot. GW has a lovely engine, but I just didn't like the way it rode overall.. still, I'd get that over an HD any day.
Originally Posted by Burgundybus
I've just read through the GT and GTL brochures picked up at the UK Bike Show yesterday.
Adaptive Headlight seems to rely on a gymbal-mounted mirror which deflects the beam as the bike leans. Did we ask for this, BMW? Seems like a toy waiting to go wrong. Seems optional on GT and standard on GTL. I say this only because the GTL brochure doesn't say "optional" when describing it, but the GT brochure does..
It's optional on both bikes, part of the safety package: adaptive headlight, dynamic traction control and tyre pressure monitors.
All accessories are available for both bikes.. Akrapovic silencers, LED fog lamps, engine guards etc...
The high mounted stop light on the top case, is also an optional accessory. The top case is already wired for it.
Can't wait to see them next weekend.