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OfflineGaylen Rogers

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    Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
    « on: 2013-09-07 02:29:21 »
    Just joined the forum and after riding a 2013 GTL I just have to have one!  Already have a 08 Goldwing and a 09 Star Raider. Do not want to part with either one but my wife says one has to go if I buy a GTL. Anyway, should I wait for the 2014's to arrive or purchase a 2013? I found some pretty good deals on a 2013 but are there any improvements/fixes slated for 2014? If there are I think I will wait for the 2014's. Any advice to help me make a decision?
     
     

    OfflineBob S

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      Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
      « Reply #1 on: 2013-09-07 08:37:32 »
      The only thing I have seen is the introduction of a K1600 Sport and I believe there are some colour changes for 2014, but that is about it. I'm sure someone will be along soon to give more info, if there is any.
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        Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
        « Reply #2 on: 2013-09-07 08:44:36 »
        The only changes I am aware of for 2014 is no wallet key (Plastic emergency key),a colour change and the centre panel of the tank has been  redesigned but not sure how, or why.  I am waiting for the 2014 one.

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          Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
          « Reply #3 on: 2013-09-07 14:03:22 »
          Welcome to the forum.
          No significant changes in 2014 so why wait and miss out on all the fun for a couple of months?
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            Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
            « Reply #4 on: 2013-09-13 22:23:06 »
            I've ordered the new colour on offer for the 2014 version. Other than that it seems the same :-)
            Just enjoy it!

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              Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
              « Reply #5 on: 2013-09-16 01:10:26 »
              Got my bike 4th September  so dont know what year it is supposed to be, er grahite grey colour and it has come with the wallet key, wander if its a 2013 or 2014 model year ?
              how much Mr BMW ?

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                Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
                « Reply #6 on: 2013-09-17 01:34:15 »
                Thanks to all for the advise and welcome to the site. Does anyone know what GTL colors will be available for 2014? I know that silver will  not be availabe but what about red?

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                  Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
                  « Reply #7 on: 2013-09-17 10:28:11 »
                  A new “Sport” version of the BMW K 1600 GT will feature the following modifications to the current model:[/size]
                  • Special model two-color paint finish in Sakhir Orange Metallic/Black Storm Metallic
                  • Black gloss-coated wheels
                  • Low windshield
                  • Sport seat
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                    The Light Grey Metallic paint finish will no longer be offered on the K 1600 GT.[/size]
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                    BMW K 1600 GTL[/size]
                    The 2014 BMW K 1600 GTL will be available in a Magnesium Beige Metallic paint finish in combination with a Platinum Metallic paint finish for the frame and footrest baseplates.[/size]
                    The Mineral Silver Metallic/Magnesium Metallic combination paint finish will no longer be available on this model.[/size]
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                    Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
                    « Reply #8 on: 2013-09-17 11:24:24 »
                    Got my bike 4th September  so dont know what year it is supposed to be, er grahite grey colour and it has come with the wallet key, wander if its a 2013 or 2014 model year ?
                      The info I have seen says no plastic key with 2014 model builds.

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                      Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
                      « Reply #9 on: 2013-09-19 01:14:57 »
                      Willl pickup my silver 2013 GLT tomorrow. Thanks to all for your input.

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                        Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
                        « Reply #10 on: 2013-09-29 23:52:52 »
                        Just heard from another member on here  that wallet key supplied with  his just off production line GTLe, so mine may still be a 2014 build bike  :D
                        how much Mr BMW ?

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                          Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
                          « Reply #11 on: 2013-09-30 05:12:20 »
                          IMHO do not leave the dealer without the engine protection bars.  It is vital to protect the radiator.  They should be included in the total price...free.  They were giving free GPS as well but honestly it is not a required item.  Maybe ask for highway pegs instead and a thicker seat

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                            Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
                            « Reply #12 on: 2013-09-30 11:00:33 »
                            Highway pegs?  Not a UK thing, but I agree with the sentiment.  I would also advise Pannier Protection kit which will protect panniers in event of a tip over
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                              Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
                              « Reply #13 on: 2013-10-02 23:32:31 »
                              Just taken delivery of my 2014 model gtle in magnesium beige. It came with a wallet key!!!!
                              Just want some dry weather now as it's peed down here in the southwest since I bought it. 
                              Just enjoy it!

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                                Re: Purchase 2013 or 2014 1600 GTL?
                                « Reply #14 on: 2013-10-03 08:41:25 »
                                Except for getting the discontinued key have you noticed any other changes from this years model? Advanced info to dealers mentioned a change to the fuel tank panel.