Just read the Ride report of the K1600GT on tour with the ST1300 and GTR1400. Now I know that motorcycle road tests are meant to be taken with a bucket of salt but even so. The testers seemed to have difficultly operating the control, complaining about the throttle being too direct but not being capable of shifting out of dynamic mode (too much bother apparently!).
Quite surprisingly the K1600GT adaptive headlight got panned and was thought worse than the main beam, well now you can judge for yourself. Here is a test ride of the K1600GT adaptive headlight, just look when the rider switches on main beam and see what you think – its a good video.
The manoeuvrability of the K1600GT was called into question so have a look at this demonstration by an expert at a BMW Open Day in the US (he was even on a GTL!):
Finally Ride seemed to find it difficult to provide a wet weight for the ST1300, the GTR1400 and the K1600GT were only reported as wet weight so to help them out the figure is 319kg + 6kg for ABS = 325kg, 6kg more than the K1600GT!!
PS Don’t think I will try the wheelies on mine even so!