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    New K 1600 - good deal

    Not familiar with UK dealers, interested to hear where can I get a good deal for K 1600 in the South East or thereabouts. Guess its the same question as asking how long's a piece of string......

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    I got a good deal a couple of weeks ago for a K1600 GT Sport with all the bells and whistles from Cannon in Braintree, Essex. Man to speak to is Adam Paris. I think make sure you know what you want to pay (be real), I couldn't get first service off him, but I did get an extra £100 off the deal we had agreed. I was happy. Maybe I could have pushed for more off but I was pleased with the deal. In total I got close to £700 off the list price. There was a bike in the show room which was dearer than ordering a new build bike. Arrives end Sept.

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    Ridiculous putting a 1600cc 6cy engine in a motor Bike ....... just barmy
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    Intoxicatingly smooth. Fabulous sound, great acceleration.
    The best weather protection. Stable as a GS during mid corner bumps.
    Not much to criticise.
    New colours are an improvement, I still dislike the C3PO look alike engine and the "6" childish branding all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    Ridiculous putting a 1600cc 6cy engine in a motor Bike ....... just barmy
    What's the maximum size engine they should put in a motor bike ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AberdeenAngus View Post
    What's the maximum size engine they should put in a motor bike ?
    Andres would say 50cc as fitted to his mighty Tomos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AberdeenAngus View Post
    What's the maximum size engine they should put in a motor bike ?
    car engines are getting smaller, lighter and more powerful

    maximum size should be restricted to 800cc to force manufacturers to build more efficient, (but equally as powerful) Bike engines

    after a few years it should then be reduced to 500cc

    if you look at the bhp (per tonne) that smaller engines pump out there is no need for bigger engines, especially on a motor Bike ....... totally stupid and just a ego stroker ... they do "nobody any good" ....... totally idiotic, primitive even
    paragon

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtonMoon View Post
    I got a good deal a couple of weeks ago for a K1600 GT Sport with all the bells and whistles from Cannon in Braintree, Essex. Man to speak to is Adam Paris. I think make sure you know what you want to pay (be real), I couldn't get first service off him, but I did get an extra £100 off the deal we had agreed. I was happy. Maybe I could have pushed for more off but I was pleased with the deal. In total I got close to £700 off the list price. There was a bike in the show room which was dearer than ordering a new build bike. Arrives end Sept.
    What spec did you buy? Having seen your KTM shopping list I'm very interested to know what the must have mods are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtonMoon View Post
    I got a good deal a couple of weeks ago for a K1600 GT Sport with all the bells and whistles from Cannon in Braintree, Essex. Man to speak to is Adam Paris. I think make sure you know what you want to pay (be real), I couldn't get first service off him, but I did get an extra £100 off the deal we had agreed. I was happy. Maybe I could have pushed for more off but I was pleased with the deal. In total I got close to £700 off the list price. There was a bike in the show room which was dearer than ordering a new build bike. Arrives end Sept.
    +1 for Cannons great team and you will get a deal from Adam they will look after you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    car engines are getting smaller, lighter and more powerful

    maximum size should be restricted to 800cc to force manufacturers to build more efficient, (but equally as powerful) Bike engines

    after a few years it should then be reduced to 500cc

    if you look at the bhp (per tonne) that smaller engines pump out there is no need for bigger engines, especially on a motor Bike ....... totally stupid and just a ego stroker ... they do "nobody any good" ....... totally idiotic, primitive even
    You'll not be getting a 1600 then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    You'll not be getting a 1600 then?
    I once had a K1 ... far too fast for me ....... sold it after a year
    paragon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe narvey View Post
    What spec did you buy? Having seen your KTM shopping list I'm very interested to know what the must have mods are.
    I bought the GT sport with comfort pack, audio and sat nav

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    I once had a K1 ... far too fast for me ....... sold it after a year
    Ah, that explains it.

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    Motorrad Dundee gave me one as a courtesy bike yesterday.
    I have always dismissed them as a "bit of a barge".
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    I had a whale of a day on it. So easy to ride. So much torque the gears can be irrelevant at times! The engine is very quiet but the exhaust note is like being followed by a bevvy of sport bikes. I loved it........ but my GS is staying

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeyBMW View Post
    Motorrad Dundee gave me one as a courtesy bike yesterday.
    I have always dismissed them as a "bit of a barge".
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    I had a whale of a day on it. So easy to ride. So much torque the gears can be irrelevant at times! The engine is very quiet but the exhaust note is like being followed by a bevvy of sport bikes. I loved it........ but my GS is staying
    My thoughts exactly. I suspect I rode the same bike....(Did you try the radio/speakers?)
    Stunning sound, great weather protection and I discovered you can even filter on it !

    I'm thinking about getting one and keeping the GS.

    I like the black and brown colours ( once the top box is removed ) http://www.motorcycle-magazine.com/w...32_highRes.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by AberdeenAngus View Post
    What's the maximum size engine they should put in a motor bike ?
    Doesn't Triumph have a 2.3 litre 3 cyclinder.......called the Rocket appropriately.......

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