BMW Announces The K1600GT & K1600GTL 6 Cylinder Tourers

Hot of the presses BMW has just released details of their new 6 cylinder range of bikes and yet again BMW have produced a couple of game changers for the tourer market.  Following the spy shot that appeared last week BMW has given us a few more details ahead of the official launch.

BMW K 1600 GT: supremacy and dynamic performance in their purest form.

The essence of Gran Turismo: a high travelling speed, reached quickly. Dynamic performance combined with supremacy. Long-distance comfort goes without saying. That’s the K 1600 GT. Its unique 6-cylinder engine delivers a fascinating torque level of 175 Nm and an output of 118 kW. And with intelligent technology such as ESA II, RDC, ASC and ABS, it only asks the rider.

When luxury is freed of ballast, a new dimension is created. The BMW K 1600 GT and the K 1600 GTL.

The K 1600 GL – a touring motorcycle like no other before it. With the most compact and economical 6-cylinder engine ever to be fitted in a serial production motorcycle. Comfort and dynamic performance. Safety and riding pleasure. Ergonomics which makes travelling pure luxury. Versatility which is wonderfully easy to operate. For those who want to experience a new kind of supremacy.


An over view of the highlights of the new bikes is below and for more details check out BMW’s dedicated section on their Motorad web site here

The Highlights –

  • Supreme in-line six-cylinder engine with a high level of pulling power, especially in the lower and medium engine speed range.
  • Engine output 118 kW (160 bhp) at approx 7 500 rpm and maximum torque approx. 175 Nm at approx. 5 000 rpm.
  • Over 70% of maximum torque available from 1 500 rpm.
  • Lightest and most compact six-cylinder in-line engine in serial motorcycle production, weighing just 102.6 kg and measuring 560 mm in width.
  • Consistent lightweight construction throughout the entire vehicle (magnesium front panel carrier, aluminium rear frame, crankshaft etc.).
  • E-Gas (ride-by-wire).
  • Three modes to choose from (“Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”)
  • High active safety due to standard BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part integral).
  • Traction control DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) for maximum safety when accelerating (optional extra).
  • Chassis with Duolever and Paralever and ideal concentration of masses for dynamic riding properties combined with optimum comfort.
  • Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA II for optimum adaptation to all uses and load states (optional extra).
  • World premiere in motorcycles: Adaptive Headlight (optional extra) in conjunction with standard xenon headlight and lighting rings for increased safety at night.
  • Integrated operating concept for the first time with Multi-Controller, TFT colour screen and menu guidance.
  • Audio system with preparation for navigation device and controllable interface for iPod, MP3, USB, Bluetooth and satellite radio (only USA and Canada) (standard in the K 1600 GTL).
  • Innovative design with outstanding wind and weather protection.
  • K 1600 GT with active riding ergonomics for proactive touring.
  • K 1600 GTL with very comfortable, relaxed ergonomics set-up for long trips with pillion passenger, as well as luxury touring features.
  • Extensive fittings and individually tailored accessories at the familiar high level of BMW Motorrad.

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  1. […] our story ‘BMW Announces the K1600GT & K1600GTL 6 Cylinder Tourers’ one of the many technical marvels which will be available on these bikes is Adaptive Headlights. […]

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