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I'm going to be in T-R-O-U-B-L-E if they put that engine in a GT..............

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I thought ths GT would be my last bike, but if a six comes out I'll be in the dealer's showroom again.
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I actually like it, aside from it being 50 pounds heavier than the S1000RR. I like it that they finally realized those cheap looking pee-pots on the k1300GT bars were ugly for the cost of the bike. Headlights are pretty neat if they work. Now if they settle out the clutch squeals, funky electrical gremlins, fueling (stalling and BBS), and final drive issues it might be worthy of a look. At least they are riding the crap out of the S1000RR before the public becomes a Beta tester.

However, those extra 8 valves will probably add another $400 to the valve service interval though.


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Does it come with a heated seat?

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Does it come with a heated seat?
Appears to have an electrically controlled windscreen if that little helmet switch on the right is any indication.

With all LED lighting, they may gain some HP by putting a much smaller output alternator in it. Probably won't run heated gear, but who knows?

Looks like a cam direct to inverted bucket valve setup from the videos - no rocker arms of any sort. Maybe longer valve adjust interval, but will require pulling the cam to adjust.

It is intriguing design though. I hate it! (...not really!).


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Sure would have liked to see a V6 instead.

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The bike itself seems to be a quick patch-together build to display the engine, which looks to be production ready.

It's definitely not a K1300 motor with a couple of extra cylinders tacked on for a show, in other words. You can see the castings and re-work for all the accessories and a different design final drive. Pretty much ready to go.

You will probably see that engine, but not in a bike that looks like that, in other words.
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That is totally awesome. W-O-W.
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