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Offline RBEmerson

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K1600B release pushed back to August...
« on: April 11, 2017, 09:15:10 PM »
Thanks to the new Euro-4 standards, the release of the K1600B (IMHO B = butt ugly) has been pushed back to August. Or later (the bike becomes a 2018 release). Maybe karma is telling BMW not to try playing in the H-D playground?  :headscratch:
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Re: K1600B release pushed back to August...
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 03:36:03 AM »
As long as it doesn't sacrifice performance I'd love one!   But I can't afford one, nor a new Harley. 
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Re: K1600B release pushed back to August...
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 08:47:33 PM »
Count yourself doubly blessed.
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Re: K1600B release pushed back to August...
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 10:23:27 PM »
IMPO it may not have anything to do with what you think (we are entitled to our opinions), more to do with a lot of K1600 sitting on dealer floors. Why introduce a new version of a bike if you are having a hard time sell what you made last year or the year before that??
  As far as the looks, don't care not what I am after. For me the rides, I have owned and the ones I want to own, have little to do with styling and more to do with function. Some will buy or not a bike for the styling alone. Seems silly to me almost  like "what will everyone think IF I buy a bike that does not conform to what is deemed acceptable to the group".
  Wonder how the K1600B rides, handles and ergos compared to a K1600GT or LT?
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Re: K1600B release pushed back to August...
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 08:49:27 AM »
Uh, no "real" K1600's on the floor, warehouses are thinning out, and even the two "previously owned" bikes are gone. My dealer isn't pleased about the big delay in the B after all the hype. I suppose the new original (A?) version will show up, but I suspect Euro-4 is getting them, too. Which makes me nervous about the '17 K1600 is reserved, for early July, when I head to the Alps. '16 or earlier is OK. None is not OK. RT is very not OK. GS is very not OK. Sigh... I hope I'm getting my knickers in a twist for no good reason.
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Re: K1600B release pushed back to August...
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 09:15:41 AM »
We're kind of keeping an eye on the 1600B.  As much as Cindy loves her RT,  the height and tip-toe deal is starting to get old for her. 

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Re: K1600B release pushed back to August...
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 08:15:53 PM »
If she really likes the RT, think about the lowering options. They range from dropping the seat to lowering the frame. Being on the bleeding edge of a release can be serious heartbun. DAHIK
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Re: K1600B release pushed back to August...
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 05:44:53 AM »
She bought the bike new with the low seat option. Determined it to be a German torture device.  So we picked a standard seat off of Beemer Boneyard for her.

She has the regular ESA suspension.  I'll have to see what she's got it set on.  I bet she never turned it off "luggage" after our last trip to Nashville.

Like I said were just keeping an eye on the 1600B. She's not in any rush and due more for an update in the 4 wheel department anyway.

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Re: K1600B release pushed back to August...
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2017, 06:50:06 PM »
Good luck with sorting out the suspension!
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Re: K1600B release pushed back to August...
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2017, 11:30:36 PM »
I'm holding out for the K1600S.

(*I may be waiting a very long while though...)
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Damn.  Was that really a good idea?