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Each model has two options, correct?

OK,

I am thinking of looking at the GTL tomorrow at the local dealer.

It seems that there are two models. STD and Premium

K1600 GTL Base model MSRP of $23,200
Includes:
Xenon headlight with dynamic leveling
Heated seat
Heated grips
Cruise control
Multifunction display, on-board computer and multi-controller
Integral ABS
Luggage rack
E-Gas throttle with three power modes
White LED turn signals
Power adjustable windshield
Bluetooth
Audio system with tuner, Sirius satellite radio with one-year complimentary subscription, iPod/USB integration, 3.5mm Aux input, GPS preparation
Top case in body color
Comfort backrest for top case
Third stop light for top case
Comfort windshield
Comfort footrests
Chrome body kit

K1600 GTL premium model MSRP of $25,845
Adds:
Safety package (Xenon adaptive headlight, dynamic traction control, tire pressure monitor)
GTL Luxury Package Ė LED fog lights, ESA II, power central locking system, anti-theft alarm


Of course you can add the GPS and a myriad of other options.

Just curious if this sums it up?

Paul

2009 K1200LT The Черный заяц 2 March '12 -
2008 R1200GSA Dec'11 - March '12 (sold)
2009 K1200LT The Черный заяц Nov '10 - Nov '11 (sold )
2000 K1200LT Flying Purple Mile Eater May '10 - Nov '10 (sold)
2005 VTX1300s Nov '09 - Nov '10 (sold)


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Re: Each model has two options, correct?

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OK,

I am thinking of looking at the GTL tomorrow at the local dealer.

It seems that there are two models. STD and Premium

K1600 GTL Base model MSRP of $23,200
Includes:
Xenon headlight with dynamic leveling
Heated seat
Heated grips
Cruise control
Multifunction display, on-board computer and multi-controller
Integral ABS
Luggage rack
E-Gas throttle with three power modes
White LED turn signals
Power adjustable windshield
Bluetooth
Audio system with tuner, Sirius satellite radio with one-year complimentary subscription, iPod/USB integration, 3.5mm Aux input, GPS preparation
Top case in body color
Comfort backrest for top case
Third stop light for top case
Comfort windshield
Comfort footrests
Chrome body kit

K1600 GTL premium model MSRP of $25,845
Adds:
Safety package (Xenon adaptive headlight, dynamic traction control, tire pressure monitor)
GTL Luxury Package Ė LED fog lights, ESA II, power central locking system, anti-theft alarm


Of course you can add the GPS and a myriad of other options.

Just curious if this sums it up?

Paul
Top case light was not on my bike...had to add as extra-cost option. I suggest you check on that; it might have changed.

Be aware the iPod integration requires an additional $70 cable and by most accounts does not work reliably.

Common extra-cost options from BMW - all of which my dealer installed for me during prep:
- side case protective film
- side case protective strips
- engine crash bars

Pretty much everyone replaces the horn...I strongly suggest you see if your dealer will do that at prep as well (mine did). There are a number of good options; I went with the dual tone PIAA 85114 Slim Lines.

You might be able to get a deal on some of these options as a little deal sweetener, since I doubt you will find the price of the bike itself negotiable.

Have fun, and be aware that few have returned from the test ride with money still in bank account.
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Re: Each model has two options, correct?

Just got back from the test ride.

The bike was really nice, but here are my observation.

1. The stereo was weak. Could not hear at highway speed
2. This is the first time I felt "back pressure" from the wind. (I sure never felt that on the LT)
3. The engine was smooth as silk, stalled it a few times afraid that I would over rev the engine
4. The top case looks "after maket" not integrated like on the LT
5. MY C3 did not fit the top case. We tried severl diff ways and it would not fit. HUM??? Do I have a fat head?
6. The controls were WAY over complicated
7. I like to channel surf, the colume control was nice but to be able to channel surf would be a requirement.


Just my notes, and I did return will all my $$ in my pocket.

2009 K1200LT The Черный заяц 2 March '12 -
2008 R1200GSA Dec'11 - March '12 (sold)
2009 K1200LT The Черный заяц Nov '10 - Nov '11 (sold )
2000 K1200LT Flying Purple Mile Eater May '10 - Nov '10 (sold)
2005 VTX1300s Nov '09 - Nov '10 (sold)


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Just got back from the test ride.

The bike was really nice, but here are my observation.

1. The stereo was weak. Could not hear at highway speed
2. This is the first time I felt "back pressure" from the wind. (I sure never felt that on the LT)
3. The engine was smooth as silk, stalled it a few times afraid that I would over rev the engine
4. The top case looks "after maket" not integrated like on the LT
5. MY C3 did not fit the top case. We tried severl diff ways and it would not fit. HUM??? Do I have a fat head?
6. The controls were WAY over complicated
7. I like to channel surf, the colume control was nice but to be able to channel surf would be a requirement.

Just my notes, and I did return will all my $$ in my pocket.
IMO
1. I don't know of a stereo I could hear satisfactorily @ 70mph except for maybe the 80 Watt Harley system. Helmet headset or ear buds make listening to music much more enjoyable.
2. Your correct I did notice a moderate back pressure initially compared to my LTs with over 100K miles but after a few thousand miles on GTL I hardly notice. I will opt for an aftermarket windscreen but primarily for wife.
3. Again - correct a fantastic engine. I too stalled a few time till I got used to throttle.
4. Topcase definitely not as integrated as an LT or GW but love the ability to remove in just a few minutes when not needed, which is most of the time.
5. Not sure what size your helmet is but we can put two large C3s in the topcase.
6 & 7. It takes about a week or two to comfortably master the multi controller. It's actually very intuitive. Can easily channel surf radio presets or manually surf.

Love the bike but not much $$ left in my pockets.

Doug Sorchilla
La Quinta, CA
2012 K1600 GTL

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Re: Each model has two options, correct?

Hi Paul - When are you bringing the new bike home? BTW, there are sever used for sale and the prices are pretty good. Not sure if any are still available, but there were a few on the K1600 forum.

As far as your comments;
1. Yes - not sure why you would try to listen at that speed though. The audio through my C3 is good at that speed and my GPS is too loud. Speaking of GPS, if I had it to do again, as much as I like the one that is built in, it is too far away and hard to read in many lighting situations. I would mount it on the handlebar.
2. A California Scientific windshield eliminates 95 % of the back pressure.
3. ok
4. yes
5. My extra large C3 fits in the top case and both side cases.
6. I felt the same at first. but after taking it slow and learning one function at a time, it actually became intuitive. I really like it, but didn't at first. It took me several weeks and there are some sweet shortcuts too.
7. I can work the radio, but it is worse than the K1200LT!
8. I have not activated the free satellite radio yet.
9. IT IS FAST......... Watch your speed. It is just a blast to whip through the gears.

Dano
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