Test ride a new K1600GTL would be at the top of that list....WOW
So I've had the hots for one of these bikes for some time but my local dealer hasn't had a demo for me (and wife) to test ride. Yesterday while riding to a BMW club meeting the dealer left me a message that they had a demo in and it was ready to ride. I immediately called my wife (we live 100+ miles away) and told her. She and my daughter were at a 5k run and she said once they were done they would clean up and head my way for a test ride and to do some shopping. Well, as fate would have it, after the run her truck wouldn't start (bad battery) and she wasn't able to make it before the dealer would close. I stopped by the dealer to tell them we would do it some other day and he conned me into going ahead and riding it solo....WOW (again).
Reason to consider a K16
1.) My wife doesn't like to ride pillion on my R12GS, she says it's not comfortable.
2.) Power of the K16
3.) Way smooth power of the K16
4.) Did I mention the POWER
5.) Comfort of K16 - I only rode about 30 miles but found it to be very comfy.
My original plan was to keep my R12GS and add the K16 for 2-up riding but after yesterday I'm thinking of selling the old gal and completely redoing my stable. I also have two Honda CRF230F's for wife and I and the kids have a Honda XR80 and XR100 each. I bought the 230's because they were a steal, knowing it wasn't the bike I wanted (a little small frame wise) for me but that my kids would grow into them. Well my daughter has taken over one and my son is not far behind. So now I'm thinking of selling the R12GS, buying a K16 and then buying myself something in the 450-800 range for my dirt/off road needs.
We will try next weekend to get the wife on it and see what she thinks - that may seal my fate. I will keep you posted if there is any interest.
Thoughts, prayers, advise?