BMW Motorrad has launched two new touring motorcycles, the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL
- These two motorcycles have stylish designs and cutting-edge agility that offer an exceptional touring experience.
- The narrowest six-cylinder in-line engine in its series production, the new variants offer absolutely superior touring characteristics and riding capabilities combined with segment-leading performance.
The BMW K 1600 GT is an agile and dynamic variant of the six-cylinder design, equipped with an upgraded fully-LED headlight that illuminates corners, while the BMW K 1600 GTL is specifically engineered for exceptional shared riding experiences, designed to comfortably transport two people across roads and valleys with style.
The new variants come with Engine Protection Guard, low electrically adjustable windscreens, and fully LED headlights that feature the Light Icon and Adaptive Cornering Lights, along with Daytime Riding Lights, LED Auxiliary Lights, Ground-Level Lighting as well as additional fog lights.
The four configurable Favourites buttons also allow for easy access to vehicle functions, while the onboard computer and 10.25-inch coloured TFT display provide excellent connectivity as well as an integrated navigation system with the BMW Motorrad Connected application. Bluetooth function is also available for telephony and music playback, along with WiFi for navigation.
The oil/water cooled four-stroke in-line six-cylinder engine sits at the heart of the two new variants with two overhead camshafts placed above the drive shaft, bearing a capacity of 1,649 cc that is capable of 118 kW (160 hp) at 6,750 rpm. The maximum torque of 180 Nm at 5,250 rpm develops an incomparable and effortless push force, allowing the new variants to reach a maximum speed of 200 km/h.
Fuel consumption for both variants is exemplary, measuring at 5.9 litres per 100 km of travel. Revised according to EU-5 regulations, emission control is offered via a closed-loop three-way catalytic converter to output approximately 137g per kilometre of travel. The alternator is a 700W three phase-alternator (nominal power) paired with a maintenance-free 12 V/26 Ah battery.
The centrepiece of the suspension is the cast aluminium bridge-type frame. Front suspension is offered to the New BMW K 1600 GT via the BMW Motorrad Duolever on a central spring strut suspension, while rear suspension is offered via a cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever.
The BMW K 1600 GTL is equipped with the BMW Motorrad Duolever at the front, paired with a central shock absorber with helical spring. At the rear, a central spring strut with coil spring equips the New BMW K 1600 GTL, featuring adjustable rebound stage damping and spring preload – making for optimum damping comfort and stable handling.
The New BMW K 1600 GT arrives in two distinct colourways, namely the classic Black Storm Metallic and the Style Sport that features a striking combination of light white, racing blue metallic and racing red body colours and highlights.
The New K 1600 GTL, on the other hand, is available in Black Storm Metallic and Gravity Blue Metallic (Style Exclusive). Additionally, the new special edition Option 719 Meteoric Dust will also be made available for both the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL.