Has anyone been to the show? If so, does BMW have a K1600 there?
Frankly, I'm very pleased to hear this. (Oh, and I'm 6'3".) I want a bike that feels like the GT and Concours14. I found the LT's peg position to be too low for long-distances. Sounds counter-intuitive, but it's not. Just like the adjustable handlebars of the GT. I had them all the way UP, but was experiences arm/shoulder pain. I lowered the bars all the way down, problem solved. Giff had the same experience.dmatson said:I sat on it last night also and at 5'9" felt cramped.
I'm the same size as you and to me it felt roomy compared to the RT. I had a passenger on the back and it was very spacious for us.. there was at least a foot between my back and my a passenger's torso. I don't much care for highway pegs, but I have no doubt someone will have an ingenious design, like the folks at Elf pegs.dmatson said:I sat on it last night also and at 5'9" felt cramped. But it has a very nice feel to it.]
dmatson said:When I said cramped I meant (the seat to foot pegs) my legs were cramped, I liked the distance to the handlebars. With a little taller seat and some riding pegs it would be fine for me. When I sat on the GT which was on it's sidestand I could rock it up and it felt good, so a little taller seat for me will be fine on the L.
I felt the K1600GT ergos were slightly closer to that of an RT, rather than the 1300GT, but yes, it was a bit more forward leaning than the GTL.ken6217 said:How would you compare the leg room / foot position as well as the torso position and handlebar position compared to a K1300GT? For me the leg position was uncomfortable and there was also to much lean on my wrists.
I am hoping that you will sit more upright, no real pressure on the wrists, and knees not bent as much.
Where you on the GTL or GT?grantkapteyn said:Definatly not an LT. More like an RT on steroids. In my biased opinion I think that the LT offers better protection which I enjoyed today after riding thru LA in the rain to get home in Vegas. The menu driven controls are not my favorite but the engine is something to die for. Seating looks and feels great.( 32 in. inseam) and I sat in a relaxed upright position. The bags and top box are not as good as the LT nor as useful. BMW raised the inside of the bags to acommadate the exhaust pipes. So the is a hump in both bags running the full length of each bag. The front signal lights are LED and look great. The rear drive looks beefy too. Will I sell my LT to buy one, NO! Of course I haven't test drove one.