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BMW 1600 Bagger

Postby Bozo » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:45 pm

Surprised to come across a BMW 1600 B.

Shades of the BMW 1200 C where the US market was the sole reason for the design.

How long before we see one at Catalano's?

See http://www.thedrive.com/new-cars/13525/bmw-k-1600-b-first-ride-review-bmw-shocks-then-awes-with-a-high-performance-bagger

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Re: BMW 1600 Bagger

Postby Swampy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:22 pm

Bozo,
Going on looks alone I reckon if the "Bagger" arrives on our shores it may give the Honda 6B a run for it's money.
It looks mint plus it's a BMW 8)

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Re: BMW 1600 Bagger

Postby theape » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:27 am

There was one in Auto Classic showroom last week and its better in the flesh. Pictures dont do it justice.
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Re: BMW 1600 Bagger

Postby Ross Higgins » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:20 am

BMW had one at the Rally being ridden by a journalist Kelly......, a report will be appearing in Bikesales soon, like this week.
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Re: BMW 1600 Bagger

Postby spacey1 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:51 pm

Super looking bit of kit.
If only our speed limits allowed use beyond first gear :lol:
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Re: BMW 1600 Bagger

Postby Bozo » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:33 pm

There is a bit on Bikesales about the BMW bagger as Ross mentioned.

See https://www.bikesales.com.au/editorial/details/bmw-bagger-unveiled-57884/

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Re: BMW 1600 Bagger

Postby Bozo » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:16 am

Dropped into Auto Classic to see the Bagger.

Very clean lines.

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Photo of the sick looking 1IL 888 bike at Auto Classic
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Will try to get a ride some fine day.

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Re: BMW 1600 Bagger

Postby Swampy » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:34 pm

Bozo,
I went to Auto Classic today to take a look at the Bagger. It's a magnificent looking machine, great for long distance cruising for some of our club heavy weights to recline in :roll:

However it's not for me, my true love is the R1200RS and just waiting for my numbers to come up trumps 8)

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