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post #1 of 100 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 10:59 am Thread Starter
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Hey guys - just found this on the web - did a search on here and nothing came back so can only assume there's no mention of it on this board as yet. Reading the associated posts it looks like an October release date (or maybe I got all this wrong and someone else knows better).
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post #2 of 100 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 11:42 am
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Not believing that first pic as it looks like a brick engine and I am sure by everything I have read that it will be a transverse design.
I am sort of interested in it, but will have to see it and drive it. Not if it's like that first picture though, man the top case is hideous!

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so BMW decided to test it on KGT - not to risk a reputation of new KLT immediately. Looks wise.
Will they start sales in Europe first or in the States?

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This engine looks killer!
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post #6 of 100 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 5:07 pm
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Here is a direct link to the full BMW Motorrad Six-Cylinder Technology Day press release in .pdf format.

The Daidalgas pic is a photoshop mockup from last year, and always was pure speculation.

The pic by the gas pumps is supposedly BMW's K1600 test mule. So it would be accurate in terms of underlying technology, but most likely disguised cosmetically.

What we do know for certain is that BMW will release a Slant/6 K1600GT with a more sporty seating position, and a K1600GTL with a more touring seating position and other amenities like a built-in radio and full trunk.

New features include an adaptive headlight that not only tilts to match bike loading, but also swivels into corners based on lean angle and speed. And a 5.7" full color instrument display with Multi-Controller which controls everything from suspension settings, to heated grips/seat, to factory GPS, to built-in radio including iPod, MP3, USB, Bluetooth and satellite radio connections.

Other familiar features on both models include the usual array of traction control, tire pressure monitoring, partial-Integral ABS, etc., coupled with ESA II and the DuoLever and ParaLever suspension as on the current K-bikes. Plus the ability to switch between "Rain", "Road", and "Dynamic" driving modes.

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so BMW decided to test it on KGT - not to risk a reputation of new KLT immediately.
No, I think the GTL model is the new LT. It's basically the same as the new GT model, just better accessorized for long-distance comfort and two-up travel.

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So what will happen to the K1300GT is it over??

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So what will happen to the K1300GT is it over??
Yes. 2010 is the last year of production.
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