At the end of 2022 I knew I wanted to move on from my 2019 Harley Davidson CVO Street Glide. The trip I did with some mates to Victoria drove home how ordinary the stock suspension and seat were.
Whilst I could have upgraded the suspension and seat there was little to be gained long term. So it was time to look for a replacement.
One thing I that I’d determined was I wanted to ride something different from any of the Harley Davidson’s I’d owned previously. The 2 motorcycles I was looking at were the Honda Goldwing DCT and the BMW K1600GT.
On a trip to Brisbane I had hoped to see a Goldwing DCT, the dealership were lax in updating their website and the bike was gone. So the next step was to look at the BMW K1600GT. I did love the look and feel of the bike when I sat on it. The seat was a bit higher than the B model. So being a bit of a “short arse” I opted for the B model and I wasn’t disappointed.
Part of choosing a new bike was looking at what you got for the money you were spending. As much as I love the look of the 2023 Harley Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra I was never going to drop $62K on a bike. That’s the same money I paid for my VF2 Holden Commodore SSV Redline.
- BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS, ABS Pro
- Dynamic ESA, Hill Start Control Pro, Dynamic Traction Control
- 10.25″ TFT Display with Connectivity, Radio Software OCE
- Cruise Control, Riding Modes, Daytime Riding Light
- Heated Grips, Seat Heating
- Comfort Turn Indicator, LED Headlight and Taillight, Adaptive Headlight, Reversing Aid
- Integral Panniers, Forged Handlebar, Main Stand
Touring Package: Audio System ECE, Floorboards, LED Additional Fog Lights, Engine Protection Bar
Comfort Package: Keyless Ride, Gear Shift Assistant Pro, Central Locking System, Anti-Theft Alarm System
|Brand||2023 BMW K1600B||Honda Goldwing DCT||2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Limited 117 (FLTRKSE)|
|Price||Price – $41,125.00 Price Guide (Excl. Govt. Charges)||$41,999* Price Guide (Excl. Govt. Charges)||$64,995 Price Guide (Ride Away)|
|Colours||Black Storm Metallic (ND2) or Manhattan Metallic Matt (N3M)||Matte Jeans Blue||Heirloom Fade|
|Country of Origin||Germany||Japan||USA|