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Offline Jacquelyn

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2019 updates for K1600's
« on: November 19, 2018, 01:07:33 pm »
Looks like they added reverse to the 1600's recently, which was a good move IMO. I actually had to have my wife help pull our C14 from a slight grade on packed dirt surface. Other minor changes noted in the article. The paint scheme on the GT is talking dirty to me.

https://www.cycleworld.com/2019-bmw-models-get-new-features-and-paint#page-5   

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Re: 2019 updates for K1600's
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2018, 04:09:02 pm »
I like that they added reverse on the 2019 model, the used market on the prior years has really softened to the point I keep finding myself trolling these, have seen some used ones pop up for not much over $10k  >:D
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Re: 2019 updates for K1600's
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 05:17:20 pm »
I like that they added reverse on the 2019 model, the used market on the prior years has really softened to the point I keep finding myself trolling these, have seen some used ones pop up for not much over $10k  >:D

The reverse was added in '18.

Yes, you can pick up a very clean low mileage K16 quite reasonably. The boxer powered bikes have stronger demand and resale, particularly the GS. My local dealer has a 2015 GTL with under 2,000 miles for about $16K asking price. That's a lot of bike for the buck.

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Re: 2019 updates for K1600's
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 03:36:32 pm »
IIRC a lot of the K bike owners in our club went to the GoldWing, as BMW will not warranty bikes pulling a trailer at any time. Did BMW change that yet?
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Re: 2019 updates for K1600's
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 12:48:55 pm »
OK, found it myself.


BMW still refuses to warranty ALL issues when pulling a trailer, further pushing folks to Kawasaki and the Honda Goldwing in particular.

So when something goes wrong with your BMW on the road, under warranty yet, remove any/all additional add ons from bike before roadside assistance picks up your machine.

Yes, even using non-BMW fluids ANYwhere on machine has been used to exclude a machine's warranty.


https://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/content/dam/bmwmotorradnsc/marketUS/bmwmotorcycles_com/downloads/pdfs/misc/bmw-motorrad-parts-warranty-statement.pdf.asset.1518139862595.pdf

Bizarre.
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Re: 2019 updates for K1600's
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 10:30:32 am »
$31,500 and you void the warranty by pulling a trailer of any sort.
https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2019-BMW-K-1600-GT-5006098205

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Re: 2019 updates for K1600's
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 01:08:54 am »
$31,500 and you void the warranty by pulling a trailer of any sort.
https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2019-BMW-K-1600-GT-5006098205

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I'd be willing to bet the percentage of people shopping for any ST bike that want to pull a trailer is a relatively insignificant sample size, and business BMW is content to have take their purchase elsewhere. Having ridden a Goldwing with a trailer (not by choice), I can tell you I hated every second of it. To each their own.   

That said, the K1600GT is one amazing machine. That inline 6 is so smooth, and has endless torque everywhere in the RPM range. Undoubtedly one of the nicest engines I have ever experienced. I know several IBR guys that moved to the K1600 and love the I6. Cannonball run record was set on a K16.       

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Re: 2019 updates for K1600's
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 07:51:04 am »
$31,500 and you void the warranty by pulling a trailer of any sort.
https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2019-BMW-K-1600-GT-5006098205

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I'd be willing to bet the percentage of people shopping for any ST bike that want to pull a trailer is a relatively insignificant sample size, and business BMW is content to have take their purchase elsewhere. Having ridden a Goldwing with a trailer (not by choice), I can tell you I hated every second of it. To each their own.   

That said, the K1600GT is one amazing machine. That inline 6 is so smooth, and has endless torque everywhere in the RPM range. Undoubtedly one of the nicest engines I have ever experienced. I know several IBR guys that moved to the K1600 and love the I6. Cannonball run record was set on a K16.     

Yes, to each their own. Honda engineering and quality continue to reign. The roundel spirit lives on in the Airheads, thank God.   
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Re: 2019 updates for K1600's
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 06:24:27 pm »
Yeah sure.