BMW’s big-mile cruiser is also well worth a look if you’ve not got your heart set on something with more ‘old-school’ styling.
The K1600, and K1600B which we’re focusing on here, are excellent motorcycles. The German firm knows how to build refined, reliable and capable motorcycles that’ll run forever, and this is no different.
Enjoy everything MSL by reading the monthly magazine, Subscribe here.
It’s also surprisingly fun to ride fast. You’d expect it to be a bit cumbersome, but get it moving, and all the weight disappears, and you’ll have a blast trying to make full use of the remarkable 1649cc six-cylinder motor, which offers masses of tractable torque.
The brand-new model’s a little bit more expensive than the Indian, but if you have a bit of a dig around, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a relatively low-mileage model that’s been well looked after for around half the price.