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BMW had their Demo days at my local dealer. Only had the chance to ride 1 bike.

PRO's - Nice screen, smooth engine, good power at the high end, liked the gear indicator.

CON's - Not much low end torque in any mode, terrible seat, cramped leg position, dives into corners faster than I want. I think their R1250RT would be more to my liking

Conclusion - Fun event but it felt good to get back on my 2006 Wing!

I still am amazed how my 13 year old bike w/73,000 stacks up to the newer bikes. Other than the electronics and looks it can hold it's own with my upgrades (Suspension, seat, F4, Baker Wings & Heli bars)

I did ride the BMW 2017 R1200RT and 2017 1200 GS back in 2017. Nice bikes.

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Yep..that all makes sense and looks consistent with my seat of the pants evaluation.

Power on the 1600 is up higher and less down low.

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You give away about 20 ft/lb at 2000RPM on the BMW but by 4500 it surpasses the Honda. It takes a bit of a change in riding style to get the most out of the BMW engine, but once you do.......hang on! By comparison, my CVO HD was putting out 123 ft/lb of Tq (cams, exhaust, tune), but rarely saw anything over 4000 RPM. On another note, BMW "softened up" the throttle response on the later model K1600's. I sent my ECU out for a re-flash and it really woke the bike up across the whole RPM range.
 
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