Picked up my new K1600GT at Countryside, IL BMW this week near Chicago, IL. Great people and great service. Special thanks to Mike Abt for arranging to have me picked up at the airport and driven to the dealership. Jumped on the bike and drove through 20 degree temps and snow headed home for Richmond, VA. The heated seat & grips along with the electrically adjustable windshield made the trip very comfortable. Despite the lousy weather
For a bike this large, it is surprising light feeling, easy to handle and did I say SMOOTH!!! The cruise control was beautiful for the 1100 mile ride home. And the handling through the West Virginia mountains was absolutely wonderful. Running at pretty high speeds through the twistys with no drama was great! I'm used to running my Electraglide through there on a fairly regular basis and there is always drama trying to run that thing at speed through the mountains!
Bike was absolutely great. No complaints and looking forward to putting some more miles on it this weekend. Hopefully there won't be any snow! I looked for the "Snow" mode on the DTC, while driving through the mountains last night in the snow, but only found "Rain". Oh, well, guess the "Rain" mode will have to do.