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post #1 of 2 Old Sep 23rd, 2011, 8:57 am Thread Starter
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Trading RT for 1600GT: ?s

My dealer is offering me good money for my 2011 RT and I am seriously thinking about trading it for a K1600GT. I have ridden both a GTL and GT so I know the differences vs. the RT.

Unless my dealer gets lucky and gets a bike allocated sooner I'm looking at maybe January for my bike to arrive.

Are there any revisions that have been leaked that are slated to happen anytime soon?

The two issues I have with the bike are the heat issue and the angle of the GPS. My buddy with a GTL has a plan to build a deflector for the heat issue. Not sure if the GPS will be an issue for me.

However, if BMW has plans to address either of these issues soon I can wait.

Real Bluetooth would be nice (ability to stream music and sync phone to bike (I can't do this with the RT and I believe the GT is the same)

Thanks for any info.

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Re: Trading RT for 1600GT: ?s

The current K1600 models in the US are already classified as 2012 models so other than software updates to the bike's operating system, don't expect any changes soon. Next opportunity would be 2013 models that would appear in late Summer 2012.

The current K1600 models have "real Bluetooth". Ask your dealer.

Heat issue? Never noticed heat issue at all wearing boots and long pants. Some folks just like to complain about anything IMHO.

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