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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2017, 01:43:26 pm »

For anyone still reading this... I checked whether my Garmin 660 is "plug&play" in a K1600. It is. Installing any GPS in the panel mount is... so... what? BMW. Raise the windscreen, push a button on the dash next to the [=6=] thingie, watch a "cartridge carrier" rise majestically (not just pop! up) from behind the dash, and remove the [=6=] panel. The 660 goes in the plug/carrier bit, push the 660 back into the carrier, and voila!. Sooooo BMW...  

The BMW warehouse inventory of '16's is thinning out, but the '17's aren't available yet. "Sometime next month"... heard that before, elsewhere...  Rolleyes
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« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2017, 09:55:17 am »

I bought a new 2016 GT a month ago. 6K off msrp
I have 3500 miles from all types of riding
Big sweepers : good luck catching me!
tight twisties:  Its long and this is not its thing fjr was better for this
Covering lots of miles quick with great range ( gas mileage ) its better than my FJR or RT
All the gadgets work as advertised ( I had an 2015 RT and controls are the same )
Mine ate a tire (Metzler) in the first 3200 miles Replaced with PR4GT ( I ride hard)
For 19000.00us I am very happy so far
even two up it is stable at all speeds
very easy to ride
comfort is top notch
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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2017, 10:40:35 am »

I'm amazed for the weight and HP of the old K1200LT and the new K1600GT how good fuel mileage they get.
All my HD friends get horrible fuel mileage and much less HP!
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2017, 08:11:30 pm »


I'm amazed for the weight and HP of the old K1200LT and the new K1600GT how good fuel mileage they get.
All my HD friends get horrible fuel mileage and much less HP!

I believe that's because the HD's are designed to turn a good portion of their fuel into vibrations and rumbleage.
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