2016 BMW K1600GT

2016 BMW K1600GT

2016 BMW K1600GT

2016 BMW K1600GT
2016 BMW K1600GT

2016 BMW K1600GT
2016 BMW K1600GT

2016 BMW K1600GT
2016 BMW K1600GT



2016 BMW K1600GT Review

2016 BMW K1600GT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Gran Turismo. Travel in big style…

That means combining dynamic performance and comfort – and transforming distance into free space. BMW Motorrad’s vision was the essence of this philosophy – the pure sense of Gran Turismo. This vision has taken shape in the K 1600 GT.

The in-line 6-cylinder engines by BMW are legendary. Now more compact than ever before, 1,649 cc, 160 hp and a maximum torque of 129 lb/ft. The facts are impressive. But the riding experience is even more inspiring. The transversely installed engine delivers an extraordinary level of dynamic performance as well as refined running smoothness.

If the rider is in the mood for sport, the engine willingly puts in a burst of speed even in the lower engine speed range, and it is in its element over high-speed stretches. Over 70% of the maximum torque is available from just 1500 rpm.

While the bike’s power reserves are huge, its dimensions are reduced. Never was a large-volume in-line 6-cylinder so compact, offering outstanding handling and increased banking freedom. And a whole new touring bike feel. Now with standard ABS Pro, BMW’s cornering-optimized ABS.

For better visibility going into bends, the GT presents a world premiere for motorcycles: the optionally available adaptive headlight. It not only increases the exclusivity but also the active safety of the machine. Vision fulfilled.

The K 1600 GT. UNSTOPPABLE TOUR.

 



 

 

2016 BMW K1600GT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

An overview of highlights of the BMW K 1600 GT/ K 1600 GTL:
•Supreme in-line 6-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 7 750 rpm and maximum torque 175 Nm at 5 250 rpm.
•Over 70 per cent of the maximum torque is already available from 1 500 rpm.
•The lightest and most compact 6-cylinder in-line engine in serial motorcycle production > 1000 cc weighing just 102.6 kg and measuring 555 mm in width.
•Consistent lightweight construction throughout the entire vehicle (magnesium front panel carrier, aluminium rear frame, crankshaft etc.).
•E-Gas..
•Three modes to choose from (“Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”)
•High active safety due to standard BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part integral).
•Dynamic traction control DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) for maximum safety when accelerating (optional extra).
•Chassis with Duolever and Paralever and ideal mass concentration 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 a motorcycle: Adaptive Headlight (optional extra) for increased safety at night in conjunction with standard xenon headlamp and fibre optic rings.
•Integrated operating concept with Multi-Controller, TFT colour display and menu guidance for the first time.
•Audio system with preparation for navigation device and controllable interface for iPod, MP3, USB, Bluetooth and satellite radio (USA and Canada only) (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 a very comfortable, relaxed ergonomics set-up for long trips with pillion passenger as well as luxurious touring equipment.
•Central locking for storage compartments, panniers and topcase (optional extra).
•Extensive fittings and individually tailored accessories at the familiar high level of BMW Motorrad.

2016 BMW K1600GT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL – fascination with six cylinders.

Ever since BMW Motorrad presented the concept study Concept 6 in autumn 2009, the new 6-cylinder in-line engine installed in it has caught the imagination of many motorcycle fans. For over seven decades now, 6-cylinder in-line engines have stood for fascinating engine technology in automobiles at BMW more than with any other brand. With the new K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL, BMW motorcycles are now available for the first time with a 6-cylinder in-line power unit developed in-house. The two touring motorcycles have a supreme, impressive and equally distinctive appearance, creating a desire to travel at first sight.

Riding dynamics, long-distance suitability and comfort.

For decades, 6-cylinder in-line engines have exercised a special fascination. In addition to their perfect running smoothness they also offer supreme output and torque, giving the rider powerful emotional impressions.

In addition to safety, equipment and comfort, prestige and dynamic performance are the key criteria for a supreme touring bike. With the most compact in-line 6-cylinder engine in serial motorcycle production to date, the K 1600 GT and the K 1600 GTL penetrate a whole new dimension in terms of riding properties, long-distance suitability and comfort. They combine maximum agility and riding dynamics with a luxurious overall package. With an engine output of 118 kW (160 bhp) and a maximum torque of 175 Newton metres, their 6-cylinder engine provides superb propulsion in all conditions.

Lightest and most compact serial production 6-cylinder in-line engine in a motorcycle > 1000 cc.

Previously, the in-line arrangement of six cylinders resulted in either very long or very wide constructions, depending on the installation position, which led to drawbacks in terms of chassis geometry, weight distribution and centre of gravity. This where the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL break new ground.

Weighing 102.6 kilograms, the engine is by far the lightest serially produced 6-cylinder in-line engine for motorcycles in the class > 1000 cc. What is more, the engine is significantly narrower in construction width than all other 6-cylinder in-line motorcycles in serial production to date. This extremely compact construction and reduced width was achieved in particular by means of a cylinder bore of 72 millimetres in conjunction with a spacing of just 5 millimetres between the cylinder the cylinder sleeves.

Both the low engine weight and the consistent lightweight construction of the vehicle as a whole contribute to the low weight of the vehicle. At 319 kg (K 1600 GT without panniers) and 348 kg (K 1600 GTL with panniers and topcase) the new touring bikes are in the lower range of the segment.

Three modes to choose from and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) for maximum safety when accelerating.

The rider of the K 1600 models has three different engine characteristics directly available at the press of a button at the right-hand end of the handlebars so as to be able to adapt to different uses such as touring on the road, riding on wet surfaces and sporty, dynamic motorcycling – the modes “Rain”, “Road” and “Dynamic”. Available as an option ex works, the traction control function DTC is combined individually with the different modes, fully harmonised with them so as to provide maximum riding safety.

E-gas.

The control of the central throttle valve with a diameter of 52 millimetres is effected via an e-gas, also known as a ride-by-wire system. The rider’s wishes are registered by means of a sensor in the accelerator twist grip. The engine control then adjusts the position of the throttle valve accordingly.

Chassis with ideal mass concentration for dynamic riding properties.

The essential chassis elements of the BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL are the light alloy bridge-type frame, and the Duolever and Paralever for wheel control at front and rear. Because of the special requirements of a touring bike with a 6-cylinder engine, particular attention was paid to balancing the masses.

All in all, the interplay of chassis and engine position, together with the seating position of the rider, not only makes for a low overall centre of gravity with a very favourable concentration of masses, it also provides an ideally balanced wheel load distribution for excellent riding properties. The combination of ride stability, riding dynamics and lightness of handling in all riding and load conditions sets a new benchmark in the touring bike segment.

Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA II for optimum adaptation to all uses and load states.

The new 6-cylinder touring bikes also benefit from the innovative Electronic Suspension Adjustment II (ESA II), which is offered as a special equipment feature ex works.

With this system, globally unique on the motorcycle market, the rider can conveniently press a button to electronically adapt not only the rebound damping properties of the front and rear spring strut but also the spring rest (“spring preload”) of the rear spring strut as well as the latter’s spring rate and therefore the “hardness” of the suspension. This makes for outstanding stability and impressive responsiveness in all load states.

The additional adaptation of the spring rate allows the damping settings “Sport, Normal, Comfort” to be spread widely in ESA II, giving them clearly perceptible characteristics during riding. So in “Sport” mode, the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL are even more dynamic and precise and in “Comfort” mode they are more comfortable – while still retaining excellent stability.

Adaptive headlight – a world first for increased safety at night.

With the new BMW Motorrad touring bikes, the first ever “Adaptive Headlight” option is available ex works in the motorcycle sector as a supplement to the standard xenon headlamp. In addition to standard pitch compensation, the light of the main headlamp is also balanced in relation to banking angle. This produces significantly improved illumination of the road when cornering and therefore an enormous increase in active riding safety.

Integrated operating concept with Multi-Controller, TFT colour screen and menu guidance.

The instrument panel of the K 1600 models comprises two classic circular instruments for the speedometer and tachometer and a 5.7-inch TFT colour display. The design of the information display is also completely new in the motorcycle field. Among other things, it enables the attractive presentation of text and graphics over several lines.

Another world first is the Multi-Controller as part of an integrated operating concept, first introduced in the BMW R 1200 RT at the end of 2009. In addition to audio system control, the K 1600 models also have a menu for operating the comfort functions and on-board computer.

Innovative design with outstanding wind and weather protection.

Particular attention was paid during development to the combination of innovative design, optimum wind and weather protection and the very highest level of functionality. A very good example of this is the electrically adjustable windshield with memory function.

The bike’s aerodynamic qualities in terms of reduced air swirl – especially in the pillion passenger area – were developed in sophisticated wind tunnel tests. But the windshield not only protects the rider and pillion passenger: it automatically returns to the starting position when the ignition is switched off, acting as an anti-theft system for the optionally available navigation system.

BMW K 1600 GT with active riding ergonomics for proactive touring.

The design of the ergonomic triangle from the position of the footrests, seat top and handlebars makes for a highly proactive seating position in the K 1600 GT, while still retaining a high level of long-distance comfort. The rider and pillion passenger enjoy a comfortable knee angle but the seating position is geared towards the front wheel for a dynamic riding style. The seat is height-adjustable in the rider area so that it can be adapted to individual needs.

The K 1600 GT is has a very extensive range of standard features ex works consisting of xenon headlamps, heated grips and seat, cruise control and on-board computer. In conjunction with the supreme riding qualities of the new BMW Motorrad 6-cylinder engine, this motorcycle leaves nothing to be desired as far as the proactive touring rider is concerned.

 


BMW K 1600 GTL with very comfortable, relaxed ergonomics set-up for long trips with pillion passenger.

The luxurious touring bike BMW K 1600 GTL meets the very highest demands. Rider and pillion passenger benefit from the very relaxed, upright seating position as is especially appreciated over long distances. The ergonomic design is geared towards maximum comfort and derives from a single-section, dual level seat in conjunction with rider footrests which are further forward and lower, as well as handlebars which reach further backwards. The standard topcase rounds off the range of comfort features for the pillion passenger.

Like the K 1600 GT, the K 1600 GTL has a very extensive range of standard features consisting of xenon headlamps, heated grips and seat, cruise control and on-board computer. The overall impression of the fascinating 6-cylinder motorcycle in combination with a carefully conceived storage concept, a standard audio system and numerous design elements make the BMW K 1600 GTL the flagship model among the BMW Motorrad touring bikes.

Individual paint finish concepts adapted to the character of each bike.

As touring bikes, the new BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL stand for a perfect synthesis of supremacy, dynamic performance and comfort. This is also reflected in the colouring of the two models.

In the K 1600 GT, the body colours of Light Grey metallic and Vermilion Red metallic create a fascinating contrast with the frame and wheels in Ostra Grey and the engine in Platinum metallic matt. The colouring especially highlights the bike’s technical components. The lines are concentrated and give the motorcycle a marked sense of agility.

With its emphasis on comfort and equipment, the K 1600 GTL has a powerful presence and elegance with elongated lines. This was achieved by means of a harmonious interaction between body colours and the colouring of the engine and chassis components. Here, Mineral Silver metallic or Royal Blue metallic 2 provide a perfect match for the Magnesium metallic matt of the painted frame and wheels. The engine in Platinum metallic matt ensures an appealing overall impression.

 

 


2016 BMW K1600GT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $21995 (including ABS) USD

Engine
Type Liquid cooled, 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
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 fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system
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 (4.5 l)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase 580 W alternator
Battery 12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Drive Shaft drive 2.75:1
Chassis / brakes
Frame Aluminum bridge-type frame with load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Duolever, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension BMW Paralever
Suspension travel front / rear 4.9″ / 5.3″ (125mm / 135 mm)
Wheelbase 66.1″ (1,680 mm)
Castor 4.3″ (108.4 mm)
Steering head angle 62.2°
Wheels Cast aluminum 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 floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, dual-piston floating caliper
ABS STANDARD ABS Pro (partly integral)
Dimensions / weights
Length 91.5″ (2,324 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 39.4″ (1,000 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 56.7″ (1,440 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 31.9″ / 32.7″ (810 / 830 mm; adjustable seat height) Standard; variable seat heights available between 29.5″ (750 mm) and 32.7″ (830 mm) (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 72.0″ / 73.6″ (1,830 / 1,870 mm; adjustable seat height) Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 67.7″ (1,720 mm) and 73.6″ (1,870 mm) (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 732 lbs (332 kg)
Permitted total weight 1,191 lbs (540 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 459 lbs (208 kg)
Usable tank volume 7.0 gal (24 l)
Reserve Approx. 1 gal (4.0 l)
” 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, (with panniers)

 




 

 

 


2016 BMW K1600GT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in 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 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 2,324 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 1,000 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,440 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 810/830 mm (low seat bench: 800/780 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,830/1,870 mm (low seat bench 1,775/1,810 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 332 kg
Dry weight 2) 306 kg
Permitted total weight 540 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 208 kg
Usable tank volume 24 l
Reserve 4,0 l
” 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, (with panniers)
” 2) Unladen weight without fluids (GT without panniers)

 

 

 

 


2016 BMW K1600GT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Type Liquid cooled four-stroke in-line six-cylinder engine, 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 fuel injection, electronic engine management
Emission control Two regulated three-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel type Premium unleaded, minimum 95 octane (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 Six-speed gearbox
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Duolever
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 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)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,324 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 1,000 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,440 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 810/830 mm (with motorcycles accessories or -equipment variable heights available between 750 mm and 780/800 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1830/1870 mm (with motorcycles accessories or -equipment variable heights available between 1720 mm and 1775/1810 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 332 kg
Dry weight 2) 306 kg
Permitted total weight 540 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 208 kg
Usable tank volume 24 litres
Reserve 4.0 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, (with panniers)
” 2) Unladen weight without fluids (GT without panniers)

 

 



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