Chris Martin of AMA Pro Road Racing took on a seemingly impossible task: ranking the top 10 AMA Superbike champions of all time. And with that kind of responsibility comes an unenviable task — leaving some deserving members off the list. In the near 40-year history of AMA Superbike racing, many great racers — and […]
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5. BMW K1600 GT/L
Sportbikes may dominate this list, but that doesn’t mean a sport-touring machine doesn’t belong. Especially the BMW K1600 GT/L. With its silky 1649cc six-cylinder engine, trick and easy to access electronics suite, and its all-day comfort, the competition has a long way to go before it tops this heavy hitter.
Beyond its performance, the attention to detail is astonishing. Adjustable winglets on the fairing help direct air towards or away from the rider for either warm or cold rides, ESA offers push-button suspension adjustment, and the adaptive headlight peeks around the next corner to tell you what’s ahead. The K1600 is the ultimate sport-touring rig from the makers of the ultimate driving machine and is worthy of any two-wheel collection.