Comparative motorbikes BMW K1600GTL vs. Honda GL 1800 Goldwing: The regatta…

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Comparative motorbikes BMW K1600GTL vs. GL 1800 Goldwing: The regatta of the that nice

Comparative of flight, between luxury, performances and comfort, melody of the 6 cylinders in bonus. Is the BMW news of the Honda reference? What she propose moreover? Or of less, Let us see in this very top-of-the-range

BMW K1600GTL vs. Honda Goldwing GL the comparative

Our competitors of the day: than 2.60 m long and than 400 kg all full facts for the Goldwing! Is it still a motorcycle, its 6-cylinder flat that just as easily fit under the of a car… But this reference to the is – finally – contested by the brand new and unavoidable BMW K1600GTL. A super GT at the sleek, fast, technological and it driven by a motor six cylinders, to add mechanical nobility to his pedigree.

A at the Summit for a genus that record numbers on paper… but an unsuspected efficiency on the road.

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The Goldwing, in its current capacity, in 2001. This record it owes to a design flawless or an attention to detail making exemplary behavior… and the absence of obviously. But this year, supremacy takes end with the of the BMW K1600GTL . inevitably more

In his white livery, the Honda a charming old-fashioned way old Cadillac, the BMW, cut to the sickle and equipped optical ultra techno, good German engineer’s juice. Small surprise profiles of motorcycles, Honda a rear monopoly, vested in the and luggage, while BMW has removable as on a classic GT. Maybe, by operating the one notes the weight more of BMW, 50 kg lighter than the but of which the higher center of requires finally more than envisaged.

Comes the time to sit with ships offshore. There the years that separate felt. On the Honda, the seat is low mm, as on a custom), but flat and wide and one has the impression of being close to the column. Environment is teeming buttons and can be guessed already it will take time to it, but the finish is correspondingly: opulent.

On the the saddle is barely higher mm in ‘low’ setting), but mainly its is worked: close to the base of the to easily stretch the legs and then padded to the buttocks. The column is removed from the but the handle is bent backwards. The is bedecked with no order, a rowel in the left stalk numerous functions: we here are in epoch of ‘ very numerical of the ‘ in two wheels.

It is high time to turbines.

The K1600GTL is incredible

These two motors share the number of cylinders, and a distant of less than 200 cm3 but it is really all brings closer to them. endowed 6 cylinders with one portray (2 x 3 compared cylinders) in Honda Goldwing broadcast an husky, serious breath, a marked inertia and a rhythm of motion which always At his side, the BMW emits almost a the inline 6 climbs in the towers inertia compared to the flat-six of the

From the outset, one highlights his (already), and this is confirmed in the

Let’s be clear these two huge, heavy at zero are almost light beyond 25 km / h or impressive beyond, when the are balanced and everything becomes But it keeps no less than difference. Honda Goldwing is a of equilibrium with weak The motor with dish considerably the center of gravity and the of the mechanics (order of clutch, tree and universal joint) an unsuspected calmness.

Very they settle comfortably on or third report and they to baste, watching out nevertheless for his of semi trailer.

The BMW contrasted unparalleled agility, which not cease to amaze us in this It does not turn; it plunges especially, shows much reactive steering than the which takes its time you push on his handlebars. BMW leaps to rotation of the handle then on the responds less quickly.

lag time is eradicated on the modern whose throttle seems connected to the rear wheel. connection also shows its in terms of approval: the BMW is very dry spread over a net of gas causes a under the rather unpleasant especially when we try to do without and it fails.

But this involved all our trial bike. We subsequently over other BMW K1600GTL, have proved to be gentler and so It does not remain about it than this acceleration of offers new feelings on a tourer.

Sat in the BMW armchair, one plays of the throttle grip like joystick, the weaving towards the motorway like video game

The Goldwing is a must in GT

Calibrated at 130 with speed regulators, we the rather long time. is always way to discover the functioning of the between the multiple buttons on the and BMW wheel, although the km could more quickly without disturbing, especially Germany, the BMW seems made to swallow the at high speed.

Their are remarkable, so much so that one can with the screen raised another embarrassment that the level comparable with of a roadster of rolled average. the liking of the goings beyond and of motorway, one notices that BMW Honda with the game of the in 5th as in 6th, thanks to a new mechanical at the touring.

Strong couple, does not lag so far, but can only – at – remain in contact. Then, we that the BMW has a heading maintenance sensitive to the elements than the grooving, wind gusts, it a bit of cottage while the ‘barge’ remains marble. It must be that the Gold has a longer of 40.2 cm, no less. In fact, it is sometimes to compensate on board BMW to a perfectly rectilinear course.

Let us check these aptitudes on the roads. At the end of 2 km of turns, the desire for is omnipresent on board BMW, all is inciting, of the angry, expressive full with pep’ S 2,500 rpm and 5,500 rpm (in this 100 hp with the agility of ballerina who asks to devour the turns.

It is simple, in the first curves, it is to raise the motorbike so much it takes you indoors… And if turns are into successions, it is still It does not take of roll, on its adjustable suspensions by running: you ESA! In brief, it loves quickly, whatever is the state of the on thanks to suspensions which light of changeability.

Behind the followed with a wiser With it, you can wrap all types of with astonishing speed, but break the operation. It then academically, placed well to be on his doing not have to correct the and it still happens.

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Improvisation is not the strong point of the Honda, at the same time, revels in the swallowed on a net of gas. It remains ultra healthy, even if it less want to play the BMW, who remains unflappable on the that one has reached the limits of on the ground or not. The BMW establishes new in terms of agility, especially at the of the turn, face a clumsier

One breath, one whistle, the two sing

On the they lock the last to be profitable to the full of this mechanical. Both blocks in a wholesale trade 1500 rpm on the report. BMW resumes in a not linear with an instantaneous answer, a motor and a growing potency. the Honda Goldwing, one can easily an automatic install, as the BMW, we the idea incongruous (this is not in the program, according to the manufacturer

And besides, the rapid transmission is to the spirit of sport regime only slightly between report while Honda 1200 rev / min for each gear

A passenger place in gold on

Two hours thirty later, we at destination. We empty the bags show a hair more on Honda. Our momentary, Sylvie, seems to hold her verdict. BMW is comfortable in the absolute – it would be to be difficult to complain some – but it compete with the Honda which approaches a convertible on point. Both bikes are hymns to tourism bike, but in their own way.

We suspected the start, but the BMW shows frankly Its modern design is felt on aspects.

Demonic agility, responsive sporty engine, driving aids galore, between comfort and sport the BMW is remarkable in more ways one, but it is aimed more at ‘dynamic’ that Wingers. The Gold remains a must in area, to travel far and more speed. And given the ambient it is far from being negligible.

Goldwing vs. K1600GTL impressive, BMW be improved

Finally, these two motorbikes to be rather different. The news Big tourism from BMW adopts a sports philosophy for type. with GT more light in BMW K1600GTL proves to be fantastic in of performances, in motor as in party-cycle.

It is dynamic touring that its lot of feelings, even in this tied down in 100 hp. by our absurd In fact, it brings new impetus in the for a finally ‘reasonable’ price its range of novelty and its embedded Our model to test, with is less expensive than the (€24 615 against 28 €990 for the

With such capabilities, the BMW can only prevail in our objective

The situation is quite different of our opinions where the charm of always acts. The regret is BMW has perhaps too focused on sporting since the BMW K1600GTL lack mechanical when it wants to run quietly and step on crucial in the category, as the home of the passenger or… the useful (featured on the Honda)

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