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2014 BMW K1600GTL
2014 BMW K1600GTL

2014 BMW K1600GTL
2014 BMW K1600GTL

2014 BMW K1600GTL
2014 BMW K1600GTL

2014 BMW K1600GTL
2014 BMW K1600GTL

2014 BMW K1600GTL
2014 BMW K1600GTL



2014 BMW K1600GTL Review

2014 BMW K1600GTL on Totalmotorcycle.com

A new dimension to luxury touring…

When luxury is freed of constraint, it moves to a new level. At the very top of this evolution is the K 1600 GTL – a high-class touring bike like none before it. With the most compact and efficient in-line 6-cylinder engine ever installed in a series production motorcycle.

The ergonomics of the K 1600 GTL are designed for long trips and leave nothing to be desired for rider or passenger in terms of comfort. The slim design in the area of the rider’s seat and the fact that the handlebars reach far back allows a relaxed seating position – for hours and over hundreds of miles. The passenger enjoys a sizable seating area and a comfortable backrest.

The adaptive headlight (optional) is a revolution that matches the visionary front section of the K 1600 GTL and provides the very highest level of active safety.

The GTL makes luxury easy. This is because its unique chassis provides excellent handling. With a direct ride feel due to the ground-breaking Duolever front suspension. At the rear, it is the Paralever that put’s the power of the engine onto the road, The optional ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) ensures that the GTL always glides smoothly since the systems allows the damping and suspension to be adapted according to situation and preference at the press of a button.


 

2014 BMW K1600GTL Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Special Features
Cruise Control
Seat Heating
Heated Grips
Electrically adjustable windshield
Colour coded pannier cases
Detachable colour coded topcase
Comfort Windshield
Comfort Footrests
Xenon Headlight
Power Modes (Rain,Road and Dynamic)
E-gas (ride-by-wire throttle)
LED Indicators
BMW Motorrad integral ABS (Partial) as Standard
Engine/Driveline
6 cylinder in line engine, mounted across frame
4 valve cylinder head
Fuel grade 95 RON
Stainless steel exhaust system
6 Speed gearbox
Shaft drive
2 Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter EU-4
Digital engine management (BMS-KP2)
E-gas
Running Gear
Slipper clutch
BMW Motorrad integral ABS (Partial)
BMW Motorrad duolever front suspension and paralever (EVO) rear suspension
Twin disk front brake (EVO, 320mm dia.)
Single disk rear brake
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Side stand with engine cut out
Continually adjustable rear rebound damping
Braided brake hose
Braided clutch hose
Cast aluminium wheels
Electronics
Electronic immobiliser
Hazard warning flasher
LED Indicators
LED Tail light
Brake pad renewal indicator
Info flat screen (digital clock, gear indicator, fuel gauge, coolant temperature and cruising range indicator, total and 2 trip odometer, service interval indicator), display on board computer: remaining distance, average consumption 2x, average speed
Seat heating
Cruise control
Xenon headlight
Power modes
Audio system with preparation for GPS
Heated grips
Power socket
Equipment
Electrically adjustable windshield
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap, pannier case, storage compartment, top case and dual seat locks
Adjustable handbrake and clutch lever
Centre stand
Comfort footrests
Comfort windshield
One piece seat bench
Chrome body kit
Detachable colour coded topcase
Colour coded pannier cases
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
Storage compartment with toolkit under seat

 

 

2014 BMW K1600GTL Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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 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 sets a new benchmark in luxury motorcycle touring.



 

 

 


 

2014 BMW K1600GTL – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $23,950 USD


Engine

Type
Oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder

Bore x stroke
72 mm x 67.5 mm

Capacity
1,649 cc

Rated output
160 hp (118 kw) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque
129 lb/ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm

Compression ratio
12.2 : 1

Mixture control / engine management
Electronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-X)

Emission control
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3


Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed
Over 125 mph

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
52 mpg, at a constant 55 mph

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
41 mpg, at a constant 75 mph

Fuel type
Premium Unleaded


Electrical system

Alternator
three-phase alternator 580 W

Battery
12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free


Power transmission

Clutch
Multi-plate clutch in oil bath, hydraulic activation

Gearbox
6-speed, helical gears

Drive
Enclosed driveshaft


Chassis / brakes

Frame
Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension
BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension
BMW Motorrad Paralever

Suspension travel front / rear
4.9 / 5.3 inches (125mm / 135 mm)

Wheelbase
63.7 inches (1,618 mm)

Castor
4.3 inches (108.4 mm)

Steering head angle
62.2°

Wheels
Cast aluminium wheels

Rim, front
3.50 x 17 inches

Rim, rear
6.00 x 17 inches

Tyres, front
120/70 ZR 17

Tyres, rear
190/55 ZR 17

Brake, front
Dual disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear
Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston caliper

ABS
STANDARD (part-integral)


Dimensions / weights

Length
97.9 inches

Width (incl. mirrors)
39.4 inches

Height (excl. mirrors)
57.7 inches

Seat height, unladen weight
29.5 inches (with motorcycles accessories or –equipment variable heights available between 29.5 inches and 31.9/32.7 inches)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight
67.7 inches (with motorcycles accessories or –equipment variable heights available between 72.0 inches and 72.0/73.6 inches)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)
768 lbs

Dry weight 2)
708 lbs

Permitted total weight
1,234 lbs

Payload (with standard equipment)
467 lbs

Usable tank volume
7 gallons

Reserve
Approx. 1 gallon


 

 


 

2014 BMW K1600GTL – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $30,150 CDN


Engine

Type
Oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder

Bore x stroke
72 mm x 67,5 mm

Capacity
1.649 cc

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 intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-X)

Emission control
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3


Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed
Over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
4.6 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
5.9 l

Fuel type
Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)


Electrical system

Alternator
three-phase alternator 580 W

Battery
12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free


Power transmission

Clutch
Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath

Gearbox
6-speed, helical, gearbox

Drive
Cardan shaft


Chassis / brakes

Frame
Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension
BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension
BMW Motorrad Paralever

Suspension travel front / rear
125mm /135 mm

Wheelbase
1,680 mm

Castor
108.4 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
Dual disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear
Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston caliper

ABS
Series: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)


Dimensions / weights

Length
2,489mm

Width (incl. mirrors)
1,000 mm

Height (excl. mirrors)
1,465 mm

Seat height, unladen weight
750 mm (high seat bench 780 mm)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight
1,720 mm (high seat bench 1,770 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 l

Reserve
4,0 l


 

 


 

2014 BMW K1600GTL – Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £17,550.00 GBP (On The Road)

Engine


Type
Oil/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder

Bore x stroke
72mm x 67.5mm

Capacity
1,649cc

Rated output
160hp at 7,750rpm

Max. torque
175 Nm at 5,250rpm

Compression ratio
12.2:1

Mixture control / engine management
Electronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-X)

Emission control
Closed loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3


Performance / fuel consumption


Maximum speed
Over 200km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
4.6L

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
5.9L

Fuel type
Unleaded super, octane 95 (RON)


Electrical System


Alternator
three-phase alternator 580 W

Battery
12 V/19 Ah, maintenance free


Power transmission


Clutch
Multiple disc clutch in oil bath

Gearbox
6-speed, helical, gearbox

Drive
Cardan Shaft


Chassis / brakes


Frame
Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension
BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension

Suspension travel front / rear
125mm/135mm

Wheelbase
1,680mm

Castor
108.4mm

Steering head angle
62.2 degree

Wheels
Aluminium

Rim, Front
3.50 x 17″

Rim, rear
6.00 x 17″

Tyre, front
120/70 ZR17

Tyre, rear
190/55 ZR17

Brake, front
Dual disc brake, diameter 320mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear
Single disc brake, diameter 320mm, double piston caliper

ABS
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral) as Standard.


Dimensions / weights


Length
2,489mm

Width (incl. mirrors)
1,000mm

Height (excl. mirrors)
1,465mm

Seat height, unladen weight
750mm (high seat bench: 780mm)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight
1,720mm (high seat bench: 1,770mm)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled
348kg

Dry weight
321kg

Permitted total weight
560kg

Payload (with standard equipment)
212kg

Usable tank volume
26.5L

Reserve
4L


Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank
2) Unladen weight without fluids

 

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