Why not have a spiritual successor to the K75S? Cut the 1600 in half so it's an 800 triple and give it a half-fairing...........
GillyWI said:Why not have a spiritual successor to the K75S? Cut the 1600 in half so it's an 800 triple and give it a half-fairing...........
Crap, you want to go backwards in time. The cost won't be less, you'll just get less.LesterV said:or a GT light? 100hp, 550lbs wet, full bags and protection like the 12/13 Gt with the same front end= SOLD!
The perfect bike? Sign me up, I'll take the first one off the line, faults and all
Funny, I know guys that say just that about the K13GT . . .mikeyr said:the 1600 with its longer wheelbase and heavier weight just can't be as good in the twisties.
My guess is that there will be a proper K1600LT for 2012, with the power center stand, remote bag/trunk unlocking, and reverse gear. Or is that a K1800LT coming in 2013? I forget which . . .GillyWI said:once you cross the line into "power center stand", what else will they do, install a reverse gear and cupholders?
From Wikipedia:chaos said:On the other hand I wonder why they didn't make this 6 cylinder monstrosity a 5-banger.
The (other) Germans may have a history of 5-cylinder engines, but BMW has been perfecting straight-6 engines for almost 80 years now. They're damn good at it, too.Wikipedia said:A disadvantage of a straight-five over a straight-six engine is that a straight-five engine is not inherently balanced. A straight-five design has free moments (vibrations) of the first and second order, while a straight-six has zero free moments. This means that no additional balance shafts are needed in a straight-six. By comparison an inline-four engine has no free moments of the first or second order, but it does have a large free force of the second order which contributes to the vibration found in unbalanced straight-four designs.
Hmm, smooth high-speed performance and good fuel economy seem to be excellent qualities for a continent-crossing sports-tourer.Wikipedia said:An inline six engine is in perfect primary and secondary mechanical balance, which can be achieved without using a balance shaft. The engine is in primary balance because the front and rear trio of cylinders are mirror images, and the pistons move in pairs. That is, piston #1 balances #6, #2 balances #5, and #3 balances #4, largely eliminating the polar rocking motion that would otherwise result. Secondary imbalance is avoided because an inline six cylinder crankshaft has six crank throws arranged in three planes offset at 120°. The result is that differences in piston speed at any given point in rotation are effectively canceled.
Inline six engines have no primary or secondary imbalances, and with carefully designed crankshaft vibration dampers to absorb torsional vibration, will run more smoothly at the same crankshaft speed (rpm). This characteristic has made the inline six popular in some European sports-luxury cars, where smooth high-speed performance and good fuel economy are desirable.
If my 13GT lasts that long, the Triumph 1050 Sprint GT is looking like my next bike. Its a shame to say that so soon, normally I don't look at another bike for about 5 or 6 years after buying one and here I am 7 months into and already looking. I will miss my 13GT, best bike I have ever ridden. I have 2 1/2 years left on my warranty and the 1050 Sprint GT does not come out until later this year, that is how long BMW has to put out a half bike at 800cc'sbretts1200gt said:I think we got us a triumph lover here!!! :spank1: :rotf: