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Riding The BMW K1600 GT SPORT – SWING

BMW K1600GT – 6 cylinders – 1649 ccm – 167 hp – 175 Nm of torqueThe basic data sound promising, but the thing has only two wheels?We could change that and make BMW’s supertourer family-friendly. It was not so easy to construct an auxiliary frame, which of course had the necessary strength, our own specification made it even more difficult.

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The K1600 should look really original in the optional solo drive without sidecar.This meant that our components had to disappear as far as possible under the standard cladding and this should not be interfered with, nor cut through on a large scale. Maintenance and oil change of the BMW were not hindered.

image/text: credit: kalich

We had to sacrifice a total of 22 cm² of cladding (half the area of ​​a credit card) to build our six-part auxiliary frame, with extensive know-how and detailed work, the optional extras of the BMW such as the stirrups and LED auxiliary headlights were retained.The SWING option is of course possible in our time of 2 minutes for installation or dismantling.

image/text credit: kalich

Our customer wanted to have a wheel suitable for the K16 on the sidecar, we also fulfilled this wish. An original rear wheel of the K-series now rolls under the sports fender with contemporary dimmable TFL in the sports fender. The entire lighting is, of course, made of highly visible LED components.


And so he was placed on the three wheels, the 300th Kalich-Schwenker. Certainly something extraordinary. Others call such “world novelty”, but if you always build something new and surrender – well, then with the novelty becomes almost a habit.

The chassis of the K can not be impressed in any way by the appendage and the straight line accelerates the tricycle turbulently loosely to over 200 km / h. The standard ABS braking system of the BMW deliberately delays the swivel driver. With this combination one is unfortunately usually too fast on the road for the signs on the roadside, because behind the panel one hardly notice anything of the speed.