BMW Road Master

May 29, 2009 by

LT1600

The straight six has been rumored for a long time. The new 1300 engine isn’t short on power, last I checked it produced between 160 to 175hp in various K models, so I don’t really see the need for a six, even if the Goldwing has it.
The current flying brick engine in the K1200LT first appeared in 1985 as a 1000cc engine and has been tweaked to the max and is more than ready to be retired. So, a new flagship LightTruck is due. I’m sure it will have every bell and whistle known to man, I wonder if iDrive will be included from their car line.

Rummers of a 6 cylinder LT has been around for a while, but now it seams these rummers are kind of true, the iDrive System and electronic seats are some of it’s features.

Gold Wing here comes the LT.

  • GW

    is this bike real?

  • http://topdark.com vampire

    but why?

  • http://theadrenalinefix.com Adrenaline

    GW,
    it’s only an illustration until BMW confirms it.

    vampire,
    Why not ;-)

  • http://bmwmotoclubkw.com TRIXTER

    Vampire you should stick to your first love and dont look around,,,,,

  • http://topdark.com vampire

    i mean the current LT engine is more than enough? why spending $$

  • http://theadrenalinefix.com Adrenaline

    vampire,

    to compete with the 6 cylinder engine of the Gold Wing, the low seat of the Gold Wing -for short dudes-, gain a bigger share of the US market where the Wing is king, and finally because BMW wants a 6 cylinder bike in its touring range.
    The engine size is to be between 1600cc – 1900cc.

  • http://topdark.com vampire

    if they want to compete with the goldwing, they should reduce the price of the LT

  • James

    vampire,

    You know BMW will never compete with the GW on price ,,, just as a mater of policy ,, but hey the LT is lower than the GW if u compaare apple to apple.What hurts the LT in Kuwiat is the high exchange rate of the Euro also don’t forget the 2 year warranty

  • James

    Adrenaline ,

    By the way the present LT with 1200cc is faster than the GW with the 1800. From the looks of it ,it is someones immagination as the new K1300GT can reach 170 hp .It is planed for younger generation & twisty europen roads & not the USA !