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post #1 of 3 Old Oct 31st, 2011, 7:20 am Thread Starter
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The true weight of the K1600GTL

Help, the technical data on the BMW Motorradd site in the UK states the bike is 348kg, fuelled and ready to roll, but when you read the small print on the brochure, it excludes the panneirs and top box!!!!!

Which is right? What does it state in the rider handbook?

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*****Just managed to downlaod the riders manual and it states 348kg inclusive of panniers, top box and 90 per cent fule so suspect brochure is wrong

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Re: The true weight of the K1600GTL

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Help, the technical data on the BMW Motorradd site in the UK states the bike is 348kg, fuelled and ready to roll, but when you read the small print on the brochure, it excludes the panneirs and top box!!!!!

Which is right? What does it state in the rider handbook?

Cheers Nick


*****Just managed to downlaod the riders manual and it states 348kg inclusive of panniers, top box and 90 per cent fule so suspect brochure is wrong

http://www.bmw-motorrad.ca/pdfs/riders/K1600GTL.pdf
That's consistent with the 767 lb. BMW stated over here. BMW's documentation certainly has had some consistency issues -- there are documents which show a 72mm bore x 67.5mm stroke in one place, and a 67.5mm bore x 72mm stroke in others.

Nonetheless, the 767 number, with saddlebags and top case, is the only number I've seen for the GTL. I believe it is based on a standard (Gov't? industry? can't remember) for weights, i.e., equipped, all fluids, 90% fuel, etc. Seems about right to me, comparing the feel of the my GTL to my K12LT's and various R RT's.

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Re: The true weight of the K1600GTL

Well, by my reckoning, the K1600GTL is 30kg lighter than my K1200LT. It certainly feels lighter to ride, was just confused by the brochure being inaccurate!

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