I passed four cars in Italy and hit 126 mph with my wife on the back. She wasn't too happy. Said the wind nearly pulled her helmet off.The K1600GTL is electronically speed limited to 140 mph, due to aerodynamic concerns from the large trunk.
The K1600GT has no speed limiter, and we've seen as high as 158 mph (GPS confirmed).
Running at 120 mph can be reasonably safe for a skilled rider on an open, flat, clear section of highway. Whether that's what he did or not isn't clear, as the K16 can easily get up to triple digits in seconds on almost any road.
To answer your question, no, there's no way to set a user-defined top speed limit.
So if that's a real concern for you, then you need to be a parent and take away his right to ride your bike. Or let him ride it, but with some specific instructions as to top speed, with clear consequences for breaking that.
Until he just learns to clear the GPS top speed display before bringing the bike back...
Yes, both of my GTL experiences were on rentals in Europe. I am pretty sure both were stock. Passenger wind protection is terrible above 50 mph. That is the single biggest reason BMW hasn't sold me a GTL.With a stock screen? I can see that.
With a quality aftermarket screen and some additional wind management, it's much better, even at high speeds.
Yes, you were an ideal candidate for the 1600.Yeah, we keep having this discussion.
Every Beemer I've ever owned has needed a new seat and windscreen, including the LT.
And reports from this forum, as well as many discussions I've had with various aftermarket seat and windscreen manufacturers show that I'm far from alone on this...