To some people, a bike that shows 10 bars and a flashing red triangle doesn't indicate overheating. Interesting.
To some people, a bike that veers for the left ditch when you remove your hands from the handlebars doesn't seem unreasonable. Interesting.
To some people, $28,000 2018 motorcycles with faulty fuel gauges isn't worth mentioning. Interesting.
I wonder why some BMW owners have such a low quality expectation?
Guys, the only way to make the next-generation K bike better is to get BMW to address these issues. And if owners deny these problems exist, why would BMW bother correcting it on a subsequent model???
Of course we should address issues, of course we should expect issues to be corrected.
The issue to me is degree. Saying the bike wants to ride into a ditch is a gross exaggeration. Many K1600 bikes ( mine included ) wander left when both hands are removed while riding. Would it be better for the bike to stay straight hands free? Yes. Would it be good to find the answer and eventually corrected? Yes would I have ever known this issue existed without this forum? No. I don't ride hands free and it doesn't do anything I consider negative while riding.
The fuel gauge issue is a gross exaggeration. It's not like it didn't work, the top bar when full didn't show. Am I happy it was updated? Yes, should it have been reported? Yes, it simply didn't make the bike bad.
Not discounting concern over the temp gauge, I'd prefer that the gauge never went red unless their was something really wrong, not simply riding slow in hot weather. Is this something that is causing engine failures? Not from what I've seen. Is it common for rides to end due to the red warning coming on? No.
Guess what I'm saying is that the K1600 is one heck of a great bike. Perfect? No. We should keep informing BMW of what should be addressed but in my opinion, overstating issues does not serve anyone.
Ment with all due respect
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