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Offline Charles

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K1600 GT Heat compared to 1st version 2009 Concours
« on: July 23, 2019, 01:39:43 pm »
Anyone have any experience riding a 2013 K1600GT and a 1st version Connie.  Wondering how the heat compares when riding at slow speeds?  My 09 Connie in South Florida is close to unrideable in traffic or slow speeds for any duration. The wife and I used to enjoy driving along the ocean at 30-35 mph and cant do it on the Connie.  My Connie is having some mechanical issues with ABS Pump and Head gaskets leaking oil so I am considering upgrading to a 2016 Connie or the 2013 K1600Gt.

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Re: K1600 GT Heat compared to 1st version 2009 Concours
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 04:31:14 pm »
Do you have the foam heat deflectors.  I have an 08 in extreme south Georgia and commute on it about half of the time all summer long.

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Re: K1600 GT Heat compared to 1st version 2009 Concours
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 06:38:19 pm »
I do and also installed a mylar heat shield under the tank and part of the seat.  I roast.

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Re: K1600 GT Heat compared to 1st version 2009 Concours
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2019, 07:40:26 pm »
While I haven't ridden a K1600GT, my Gen 2 C14 (2012) is very comfortable at low speeds in hot and pretty humid Austin.  In fact, it's the first bike I've owned that I've never felt any heat on my lower extremities, and the first 15 minutes or so of my commute home is almost entirely stop and go and slow and go under 35 mph, often in triple digits in the summer.  Also, beginning in '15 they added a vent to the windshield which should help with air flow to your upper body.
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2012 C14

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Re: K1600 GT Heat compared to 1st version 2009 Concours
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2019, 11:56:49 am »
Something else to consider, is the K1600 has more coverage wind above the torso. 

This can be good for quiet riding and also warmth in the cooler months, but will definitely make it much hotter in the summer!!

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Re: K1600 GT Heat compared to 1st version 2009 Concours
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2019, 01:00:38 am »
Not to bash a bike (never like doing it), a buddy of mine has a 2018 1600GT. I rode it, and couldn’t believe how well bmw achieved what no biker ever would request, which is to feel disconnected from the bike, in the sense that it is so assisted, that it feels like you are just riding a computer on wheels. So much so, that he feels like that too and is getting rid of it tomorrow to buy a KTM super duke gt.
None of them are bikes I would like to have, I love my Connie. But to each their own. YMMV, this is just my 0.02 .
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Re: K1600 GT Heat compared to 1st version 2009 Concours
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2019, 01:55:11 pm »
Mirrors my experience with the newer K bikes. It's not just BMW anymore though, the disease is spreading.

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Re: K1600 GT Heat compared to 1st version 2009 Concours
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2019, 01:00:13 am »
Mirrors my experience with the newer K bikes. It's not just BMW anymore though, the disease is spreading.
I agree with your statement unfortunately. I get that the industry is steering towards 'safer' and more electronically influenced motorcycles, and even though I know those bring great things like traction control, ABS and the like, it is also disconnecting us from the one thing we enjoyed the most, being truly connected to our machines as one.
Sad really.
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