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post #1 of 18 Old Nov 30th, 2010, 5:38 pm Thread Starter
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Just got my BMW Motorcycle Mag today and it has a good article on the GT and GTL in the Winter 2010 issue.
Good pictures and a little new info.
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Any links or possible to scan and post?
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You wil have to get a copy from your dealer or news stand. Here is a link to the Magazine
http://bmwmcmag.com/
I subscribed it is worth it.
No I have not got to see the bike in person. I do have an order in for the first one to arive at the dealer in Loveland, Colorado.
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Cycle World has a pretty good article on the K1600's



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On the page where it shows the bike and has little boxes to describe the features, it says the panniers have spoilers, which I noticed from shots taken from the rear of the bike.. What does it say in that box? What do those "spoilers" do?

You can see the gap between the red cladding the black case door, on the outer edge of each case..

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"SPOILER
The new saddelbags are single walled or lightness. The fin on the outer shell was designed to improve aerodynamics and reduce splash bach onto the rear of the bike in the rain. Four-piece impact gaurds are an option. The chrome stripis optional on the GT."
This sounds like another hard place to keep clean with very little bennifit.
Marketing tecno speak.
OTL magazine also has a good article.

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What is OTL magazine?
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OTL: On the Level, BMWRA.org's magazine.

Thanks for the info on the spoiler. sounds like a styling exercise more than anything else, and somewhere harder to clean. but left to the hands of the marketing dept, they find something to say about anything.

What about those front spoilers, are they to direct wind onto the rider? I'm sure I'll never use them. Plus they look too far to reach while riding. In the picture referring to it it's "Summer breezes".

I used to get that mag, it was published quarterly.. and mainly translated from German.
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What about those front spoilers, are they to direct wind onto the rider? I'm sure I'll never use them. Plus they look too far to reach while riding. In the picture referring to it it's "Summer breezes".
The chrome (GTL) / black (GT) spoilers on each side beneath the mirrors are meant to be folded outwards if you want more air to reach you, i.e. when it's very hot out. They probably make little if any difference.
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The chrome (GTL) / black (GT) spoilers on each side beneath the mirrors are meant to be folded outwards if you want more air to reach you, i.e. when it's very hot out. They probably make little if any difference.
Folded out to make more air reach you? Based on their position, I was under the impression that the spoilers when folded out would increase wind protection across the hand grips by deflecting air away from you. Of course I wouldn't expect a whole lot of effectiveness either way.

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The fairing spoilers for lack of a better name do not fold out far enough to effect the air going to the grips. By them selfs they may not do much but it looks like a channel behind them that may pull additional air.


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I picked up mine at Barnes & Noble, where upon reading the suggested base
price of the GTL being $29,000, I changed my focus to a 2011 R1200 RT. Yikes..

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The GTL base price in Canada is $27200, so in the US, it will probably be around $25,000.
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Base means before any extras (essentials) ? Lots of those !
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Yeah. Base plus all the options. I'll wait for the advertised prices, but right now I think
the RT may be my best value. Fully loaded, with extended warranty, I figure 25K out
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If you go to the magazine's link shown in the first post, there's a cool Beemer Trivia APP you can download to your I (pod, phone, pad) for free. It's somewhat addictive trying to get to 2500 miles. At that point you can unlock a code to get a discount off the magazine subscription. You can pick your model of Beemer bike on the APP when you set up your player but if you are a later model K1200LT owner, the latest model you can pick is a 2004 (no biggie).

I just ordered a two year subscription (including the current winter 2010 issue with the new 1600 in it). The mag looks good. I couldn't find a retailer in Canada and we don't have Barnes & Noble up here in my neck of the woods.

I think the code expires in early Jan 2011 so if you are thinking of subscribing anyways, you can get a few bucks off.


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Here is another video. It is mostly the same as some of the others.
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...o-bmw-k1600gt/


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