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Old Yesterday, 09:20 AM   #1
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Auf Weidersehen K1600, konnichiwa Ninja 1000

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Since day one I've felt guilty buying such an expensive bike as the BMW K 1600 GTL. That and the paranoia induced by the forum horror stories led to the realization that I couldn't afford it; especially should something go horribly, expensively wrong after the warranty was up. The wife's riding her own Ninja 250, so the K bike was overkill as a solo bike anyway. Did a few hundred on the N1K this weekend with the wife tagging along behind me and it suites me just fine. I paid relatively cheap money and though it won't be as good at touring as the GTL, it's got enough giddy'ap to keep me grinnin'.
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Do you miss the R1200 yet? I spoke to you on the K16 forum. You were swapping to a K16 while I was swapping from a K16 to a GS...
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Do you miss the R1200 yet? I spoke to you on the K16 forum. You were swapping to a K16 while I was swapping from a K16 to a GS...
Jeesh, do we have a motorcycle addiction or what?

I don't really miss the GS. For the street (which is what I was riding 99.9% of the time) I found the seat too tall and the bike too top heavy at low speed. I'd much rather have a smallish bike like my old DR650, or the TE610 I had, for off road duties.

For me, I think a dedicated street bike is best for the street.

I am however missing the torque of the K1600 a little bit.

All in all, I think I'll be happy with the N1K for a year or two.
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