Though the GTL has been the touring bike champ now for three years in a row, we have not yet run out of accolades to heap upon the Bavarian six-banger. Really doesn’t matter, since the ESA version will allow you to easily adjust to whatever you heap on. Haul ass? This one hauls two asses, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(9)
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From the first ride CW got on the K1600GTL at the South African press introduction to the exclusive first testbike we received in the U.S. to the last few feet we rode the bike while loading it on BMW’s truck after more than 10,000 miles, we were amazed at the ease, security, comfort and speed [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
The very existence of the luxury-touring motorcycle is owed to the great spaces in America and our desire to take not just everything we need but all the things we want on the road. BMW gave us a bike that does this in a most excellent manner but completely blew our minds by building it [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
“Why, why, do we have to go to work?” This is the overriding thought that crosses the minds of staffers and contributors alike any time one throws a leg over the K1600GTL, to the point that we were thinking of getting a personalized plate that reads “SICK DAY.” While the GTL makes for a good [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Intentionally add miles to your daily commute? Are you mad?! Well, call us crazy, but with our new BMW K1600GTL long-term testbike, all we’ve wanted to do is ride. Even to the point of adding mileage to at least one staffer’s already lengthy grind to and from work. It’s not just that the Big K [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
It’s one thing to win the game; it’s something else altogether to change the rules. But that’s what BMW’s new K1600GTL has done to the world of two-wheel touring. It’s no small feat to trump the revered Gold Wing in this category; but with its 11.2-second quarter-mile zip, near-sportbike-quality handling, electronically adjustable suspension and windshield, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
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2012 BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL First Ride – Video Riding the BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL flagship touring motorcycles at the South African Press Introduction.
The 2012 BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL touring bikes dropped like a velvet bomb at the world press introduction near Cape Town, South Africa. The two ultra-smooth and very swift six-cylinder machines are largely similar but very distinct in their market-segment focus. The K1600GTL is the revolutionary replacement for the departed K1200LT. It maintains or amplifies [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Inside the 2011 BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL – First Look A technical preview of BMW’s new six-cylinder tourers.
Luxury touring motorcycles are an American invention, uniquely suited to this expansive country and its uniquely unthreatening highway system. Travel Interstates from one end of the U.S. to the other, and except for a very small percentage of on- and off-ramps, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an unexpected turn, or one that requires as much [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)