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    New BMW Bagger Model

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    Just saw a black K1600B at the Rock Store in Malibu on Sunday. First one I have seen out in the wild.

    http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...america-debuts

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    Yes it is. The K1600B, I think is better than the " New Honda", but the saving of buying the F6B, make my F6B a better buy that ether one. Money to personalize my ride.

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    YIKES, 160HP and a top speed limiter of 101MPH ??? First we have nanny states, now we have German nanny motorcycle companies ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ths61 View Post
    YIKES, 160HP and a top speed limiter of 101MPH ??? First we have nanny states, now we have German nanny motorcycle companies ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ths61 View Post
    YIKES, 160HP and a top speed limiter of 101MPH ??? First we have nanny states, now we have German nanny motorcycle companies ?
    I expect that these limitations are set per territory. I don't think the speed limiter kicks in this early on US models. Hornblower has one, I believe, so he can confirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigswole31 View Post
    I expect that these limitations are set per territory. I don't think the speed limiter kicks in this early on US models. Hornblower has one, I believe, so he can confirm.
    According to 1 article, the 101 limiter is on the American version of the "Grand America" version, not the K1600B.

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    BMW has speed-limited the bike to just 101 mph because of what it calls “the principle of the American Way of Riding.” It would be far less insulting for the company to simply acknowledge that a topbox can impact wheel load distribution and thereby have a negative effect on riding dynamics, stability, and safety, and leave it at that.
    ..."

    BMW knows the USA has no Autobahn.

    https://rideapart.com/articles/gold-...-grand-america

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    That black one is so sweet.
    2013 Black F6B / with ABS(Fastest color)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaWadd View Post
    That black one is so sweet.
    The yellow (gold?) is faster!


    edit - okay, since they're speed limited, I should say "quicker"!

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    You don't need a 160 ponys if it is going to fall on its face at 101 mph. Your going to get passed. It's no longer a Bagger once you add a tale trunk.

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    Anyone want to guess on the price ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ths61 View Post
    Anyone want to guess on the price ???
    Twice as much as half of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerer View Post
    You don't need a 160 ponys if it is going to fall on its face at 101 mph. Your going to get passed. It's no longer a Bagger once you add a tale trunk.
    101 mph is pretty low. But for me, it is all about the acceleration. The shear thrill of it and its use in effortless passing.

    I haven't been over 100 probably more than a couple of times in the last 20 years. It's not just the obvious danger, but the risk of getting caught. I guess losing my license as a youngster has left a permanent mark.

    Still, 101mph is surprisingly low. I've never had the urge to test the 124mph limit (not since I was about 20).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdaniel View Post
    BMW reviewers are quick to forget that the Honda B has been in this ring for a few years already. With multiple color schemes including Yellow.

    BMW's color code for this might be Ale (post ingested) Yellow BTW.

    I'm glad Honda has taken the fork in the road away from the Bagger Scene and changed up the Goldwing. In my opinion the Goldwing is now the much nicer looking motorcycle of the two.

    As an aside the trend in automotive for 2018 forward seems to be adding more trim levels than ever to the base models. I understand that Chevrolet has 12 trim levels with unique names for each level for their trucks next year.
    -Let's make Goldwings Great Again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigswole31 View Post
    I expect that these limitations are set per territory. I don't think the speed limiter kicks in this early on US models. Hornblower has one, I believe, so he can confirm.
    No such limitation on my 2018 K1600B. Purportedly, the KB will do 128 mph in 4th gear at the rev limit so top speed in 6th would be ridiculous. I can't attest to that personally .
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    Then there's this. 200 horsepower sport tourer

    https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...15-fast-facts/



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    Quote Originally Posted by 98valk View Post
    101 mph is pretty low. But for me, it is all about the acceleration. The shear thrill of it and its use in effortless passing.

    I haven't been over 100 probably more than a couple of times in the last 20 years. It's not just the obvious danger, but the risk of getting caught. I guess losing my license as a youngster has left a permanent mark.

    Still, 101mph is surprisingly low. I've never had the urge to test the 124mph limit (not since I was about 20).
    I agree. Top end around here will kill you real quick. But I love taking off from a stop light and watching EVERYTHING disappear in my mirrors.

    ...Then I immensely enjoy the astonished looks of drivers around me as they pull up next to me; at the next stoplight.

    Rinse. Repeat.

    My past Carpenter Racing 240hp enhanced Triumph Rocket 3 was reaaaaaaly good for that





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    Nice, JimmyTee! I've heard it said that all 1000cc inline 4 cylinder bikes have pretty offensive vibration. I know my Ninja 1000 did. The vibration started around 5000 RPM and grew worse from there. My S1000XR also had noticeable vibration starting around 5000 RPM but once you got past 6000 RPM or so, it smoothed out. Anyway, this new 200 HP Ninja Sport Tourer should be quite the beast but a little too "sporty" for this old guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willtill View Post
    I agree. Top end around here will kill you real quick. But I love taking off from a stop light and watching EVERYTHING disappear in my mirrors.

    ...Then I immensely enjoy the astonished looks of drivers around me as they pull up next to me; at the next stoplight.

    Rinse. Repeat.

    My past Carpenter Racing 240hp enhanced Triumph Rocket 3 was reaaaaaaly good for that





    Cool looking bike. I test rode a r3 roadster and although I liked it and thought it was a cool bike, that giant radiator up front made it seem like you were sitting behind a heat gun.
    How was the 240hp version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verismo View Post
    Cool looking bike. I test rode a r3 roadster and although I liked it and thought it was a cool bike, that giant radiator up front made it seem like you were sitting behind a heat gun.
    How was the 240hp version?

    Jason
    It got to the point where I became leery of it. Traded it in for the F5B. Before it killed me...

    I remember the first couple of times I rode it after Carpenter did his work on it... the acceleration was so brutal; I had a hard time keeping my feet on the floorboards.

    That flyshield btw, was custom made by a bloke in England. One of a kind. I named that bike "Hell on Wheels"...
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