Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Lake St.Louis mo.
I own a 2009 wing and a 2013 BMW K1600 GTL .
K1600 requires only 89 octane mid grade. I have run 87 with no knock or ping when 89 was not available.
You can do your own oil changes and routine maintenance just like a wing. Air filter is very easy. Parts are more expensive.
I am 5 foot 7 and can reach the ground flat footed with the stock low seat. There is a taller seat and a bracket under the seat to flip over and raise the seat.
I love the wing but the K1600 is much more fun to ride.
160 HP. 129 ft. lbs. torque
No the bikes are not a direct comparison.
My wife prefers the back seat on the wing. That is why I still have both bikes lol.
[SIGPIC][/]Jim 2009 monotubes, 2012 rear shock, all balls,centramatics,mbl risers, 704 & 709
1979 XLS Sportster 1000
1980 HD Sturgis
1989 Sportster 1200 95 HP
1991 Softail Custom
1994 Kawasaki ZX6
2003 Suzuki burgman 650
1997 Suzuki Bandit 1200 (red) 135 HP
1997 Suzuki bandit 1216 (blue) 145HP [2003 Pro E.T. drag Bike Champ GIR ST. Louis]
1995 Goldwing Aspencade (green)
2007 Yamaha FJR 1300 (black cherry)
2009 GL1800 (black cherry) The KEEPER
BMW K1600 GTL