The BMW K 1600 GTL brings a new dimension to luxury touring – blending smooth power from the brand new six-cylinder engine with class-leading comfort the GTL is luxury. Rider and pillion passenger benefit from a relaxed, upright seating position, excellent wind protection and plenty of room for both riders and luggage, which makes long distances more enjoyable than ever. The K 1600 GTL sets a new benchmark in luxury motorcycle touring.
The front end of the K 1600 GTL stands out thanks to its owl-like LED headlamps which provide an attractive aesthetic feature. The colour scheme comprises a subtle combination of blue and silver hues, while the swooping contours of the bike itself create an impression of movement even at a standstill.
The ergonomic design is geared towards maximum comfort and features a single-section, dual-level seat unit, rider footrests which are further forward and lower, and handlebars which reach further back towards the rider. The standard top box featuring an integrated back rest rounds off the range of comfort features for the pillion passenger.
The K 1600 GTL's six-cylinder in-line engine boasts some impressive power statistics. Offering up to 160bhp and 175Nm of torque at 5,250rpm, this bike is more than just a pretty face and can keep up with the best. Not only that, but the comfort of both the driver and passenger is taken care of by the single-section, dual-level seat unit which features an integrated back rest. Rider footrests are further forward than on most models, while the handlebars reach further back, ensuring that the GTL delivers one of the most comfortable rides around.
The GTL's list of safety features includes both active and passive systems. The most obvious is the adaptive headlight, which provides enhanced visibility, with other features including optional Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) II. This mechanism allows the bike to adapt to hazardous conditions, minimising the chance of an accident.
|Type||Four-stroke in-line six-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder|
|Bore x stroke||72 mm x 67.5 mm|
|Rated output||118 kw at 7.750 rpm|
|Max. torque||175 Nm at 5.250 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.2 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electronic fuel injection, electronic engine management. E-gas (ride by wire) electronic throttle control|
|Emission control||Two regulated three-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3|
|Maximum speed||Over 200 km/h|
|Fuel type||premium unleaded, minimum 95 octane (RON)|
|Alternator||Three-phase alternator 580 W|
|Battery||12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath|
|Frame||Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine|
|Front wheel location / suspension||BMW Motorrad Duolever|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||BMW Motorrad Paralever: adjustable rebound damping, spring preload steplessly and hydraulically adjustable|
|Suspension travel front / rear||125mm /135 mm|
|Steering head angle||62.2°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminium wheels|
|Rim, front||3.50 x 17"|
|Rim, rear||6.00 x 17"|
|Tyres, front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tyres, rear||190/55 ZR 17|
|Brake, front||Double disc brakes, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed caliper|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston fixed caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad integral ABS (partially integral)|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||1,000 mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1,465 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight||750 mm (with motorcycles accessories or –equipment variable heights available between 780 mm and 810/830 mm)|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||1720 mm (with motorcycles accessories or –equipment variable heights available between 1770 mm and 1830/1870 mm)|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||348 kg|
|Dry weight 2)||321 kg|
|Permitted total weight||560 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||212 kg|
|Usable tank volume||26.5 litres|
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume, (GT without panniers)
2) Unladen weight without fluids (GT without panniers)
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