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That barn door fairing...
Is it as ridiculously expensive as the K1600? There was a used one at the dealer where I bought my SS. Dealer said it went for 46000 SEK when new (43500 euro/48 000 USD). Yikes.
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$48,000 ??? Crazy!!!

Tbh, I wouldn’t want one for half the price...which is about what I think a fully loaded one costs here. Just not interested, in an RT or a K16.

On the other hand, if they came with a worthy successor to the K1200S or K1300S, I’m all over it.
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The bike I traded, in this exact color and configure, when I got the SS...

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I do wish our bikes had cruise control. The rest they can keep.
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Keith, try one of those clothespin throttle locks. Works well.

Dino, the twin is about $6k less than a comparable 6 cylinder Beemer. Having ridden both (R1200RT, not the newest 1250), I prefer the sportiness of the twin vs 6. The telelever front end is like power steering and really turns light and quick (but not a lot of feel). I've considered a RT for a touring bike for sometime (at least the water cooled versions). I think it would be a great 2-up tourer, full luxury equipment in a sport touring package. My biggest concern is Beemer upkeep costs. I am taking a big enough chance with the SS, considering the costs and electronic gizmos on the Beemer and horror stories, I am still reluctant. But I have an eye on a clean white '17 model with only 23k miles on it. Also looking at the discontinued Triumph Trophy.
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On the other hand, if they came with a worthy successor to the K1200S or K1300S, Iím all over it.
Same.

The K1300S was a pretty special machine.
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Same.

The K1300S was a pretty special machine.
As the S1000RR and K1600 were deployed, the K1300S was phased out.

The K1300S was almost exactly in the middle of the two. Actually faster than the RR on the uptick before the very upper reaches of the rpm range. And at other end was a fantastic sport tourer, including shaft drive and reasonable luggage for one up.

With already over 170 hp, and more than 90 ftlbs of torque, it was very fast even though it weighed over 500 pounds. Included electronic suspension in the rear.

If they just made it a bit lighter, and shorter wheelbase, and who needs more than 170/90...but why not... I’d get one.

Imo, bikes have become too specialized. Not the SS, a very versatile bike. That’s a big thing that I love about it. In fact the SS does almost everything better than the K, except in the power department. I’ve gotten accustomed, but I do miss that power sometimes. But it was the right decision to let Miss K go when I did after 10 years and lots of wonderful memories throughout the US and Canada.

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Lowryter - thanks for the suggestion. I've tried throttle locks. I have a Throttlemeister on my VFR. They're OK until you try a bike with electronic CC.
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The fairing looks like they taped a separate motorcycle to the front. BMW always kills me with their visual designs...until I saw that video of the S1000RR M that someone posted. It actually looks pretty. If BMW keeps that designer on the payroll, they just might start to scare me.
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