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2017 BMW K1600GTL
2017 BMW K1600GTL

2017 BMW K1600GTL
2017 BMW K1600GTL

2017 BMW K1600GTL
2017 BMW K1600GTL

2017 BMW K1600GTL
2017 BMW K1600GTL



2017 BMW K1600GTL Review

2017 BMW K1600GTL on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Luxury travel. First-class arrival…

Ride on. And on and on. Glide towards the horizon in style and elegance on this luxurious high-performance touring bike. The new BMW K 1600 GTL is the pinnacle of high quality and sheer comfort, boasting the legendary six-cylinder inline engine. Now standard equipped with the latest generation of Dynamic ESA and ABS Pro. The new redesigned panels reinforce its elegant appearance. Stay calm and collected in any weather condition and at any distance. On your own or with a passenger: enjoy effortless steering on all your trips. Travelling with the K 1600 GTL is a unique experience – stylish, powerful, luxurious – the first class awaits you on two wheels.

The design: perfection.

The K 1600 GTL design has received a first-class upgrade. The newly designed side panels, radiator grilles, tank trim and storage compartment make it look even more elegant. Enhancing details like the footrests has helped put the final touches on its exquisite look. Distinctive elements such as Duolever front wheel suspension, the highly visible straight-six engine, the innovative Xenon headlight and the chassis remain pioneers of style. Together with the redesigned front section, including mirror and windscreen, a uniquely elegant and dynamic line management has been achieved. The three premium varnishes add an exclusive character to your bike.
This luxurious, comprehensive package does not only boast a first-class design, it is also an enticingly engaging ride for the roads ahead.


Superior 6-cylinder engine.

A first-class engine: the legendary six-cylinder inline engine offers an unparalleled smooth ride and the most outstanding riding performance in the luxury tour sector. Its 118 kW (160 hp) output and maximum torque of 175 Nm at 5250 rpm supplies the perfect dynamic thrust forward. And 70 % of the torque are already achieved at 1500 rpm.
The standard equipped Dynamic ESA adds a new dimension to your riding experience. Within milliseconds, the highly-sensitive sensor box detects riding conditions and regulates the damper in the suspension. This guarantees the ideal damper settings in any riding situation. Even at an incline, levels of damping comfort that were previously unimaginable have now been achieved, resulting in an extremely steady ride. The K 1600 GTL now comes standard equipped with a total of three riding modes and DTC. Switch between the Rain, Road and Dynamic riding modes at the simple touch of a button. Select Dynamic mode, for example, for a fast and active riding performance.
An obstacle that suddenly appears can cause any rider to brake on reflex. The standard equipped ABS Pro guarantees safe braking even on inclines, and allows riders to keep control of the motorcycle in tricky situations.
The bike with never-ending features – luxurious equipment as standard.


Have a seat and relax.

The K 1600 GTL also offers unprecedented comfort. Its enticing features include an enormous amount of space and excellent accessibility. Carefully thought-out and easily accessible storage space solutions focus on the comfort of the rider, making the K 1600 GTL an uncompromising choice in touring quality. Riding with a partner on a long journey is a true pleasure thanks to a variety of detailed solutions such as central locking, heated seat, an electrically adjustable windscreen and a range of seat heights.

The multi-controller handling concept is essential, allowing riders to switch functions comfortably without removing their hands from the handlebars or their eyes from the road.

Nothing can stop you on your relaxed ride on the K 1600 GTL toward new horizons.

Refined luxury.

More luxury, more safety, more comfort, more elegance. Thanks to the comprehensive selection of optional equipment and accessories, you are able to individualize your K 1600 GTL at a first class level.
A luxury highlight: the reversing aid for easy manoeuvring and parking in sloped terrain – the crown jewel of travelling comfort.
High-quality chrome components feature unmistakable luxury. The additional bumper guards offer stylish protection for the K 1600 GTL. The high power sports silencer from Akrapovic provides a refined experience for this performance touring motorcycle, even for sport riding.
Increased security comes with the adaptive headlight and optional ECALL system (“intelligent emergency call”) from BMW – a world first in motorcycle engineering. Hill start control adds even more performance security and superiority, making your next ride into the mountains an effortless success.
The keyless ride feature, central locking at a touch of a button and front speakers make for a comfortable ride. The Shift Assistant Pro offers even more enjoyable and dynamic up- and downshifting.
Optional luggage solutions like a topcase, the tank bag and the touring case provide you with ample additional storage room. So you don’t have to leave anything behind on your big tour.

Just climb on, relax and enjoy the ride: that’s luxury travel with the K 1600 GTL.

 




2017 BMW K1600GTL www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

With unrivalled running smoothness, an inimitable sound and the supreme power of its 118 kW (160 hp) 6-cylinder in-line engine, the extensively fitted BMW K 1600 GTL already provided incomparable dynamic travel pleasure in its existing form. In the revised version, BMW Motorrad has now optimised the luxurious performance touring bike even further.

An overview of the highlights of the new BMW K 1600 GTL.
• Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
• 6-cylinder in-line engine including new catalytic converters and adapted data status according to EU4 requirements, with an output of 118 kW (160 hp) at 7 750 rpm and a maximum torque of 175 Nm at 5 250 rpm.
• Enhanced visual presence.
• optimised wind and weather protection due to enlarged slipstream deflectors as well as side trim sections moved further to the rear.
• Relaxed, upright seating posture with handlebars shifted further back (as compared to the K 1600 GT) and lower footrests.
• Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA with automatic damping adaptation as standard.
• Reverse assist for even simpler manoeuvrability as an ex works option.
• Shift Assistant Pro for shifting up and down without clutch activation as an ex works option.
• Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option for rapid assistance in an accident or emergency (currently only available in European markets with ConnectedDrive capability).
• New attractive colour schemes:

– Lightwhite non-metallic

– Thundergrey metallic

– K 1600 GTL Elegance: Ebony metallic/Blackstorm metallic
• Extensive standard equipment (ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control DTC, xenon headlamp, grip and seat heating, multi-controller, three riding modes, cruise control, topcase with integrated comfortable backrest.etc.).
• Diverse range of well-established optional equipment items (adaptive turning light, daytime riding light, Keyless Ride, Hill Start Control, central locking, forged wheels etc.).
• New and familiar Original BMW Motorrad Accessories, e.g. comfortable passenger footboards, additional brake light for topcase, HP sports silencer, chrome parts, crash bar etc.

Enhanced visual presence, improved wind and weather protection and optimised ergonomics for even greater comfort.

The appearance of the new K 1600 GTL is especially striking due to its more elegant and dynamic lines. The side trim sections have been redesigned from the enlarged and more efficient slipstream deflectors downwards, for example, and have been drawn backwards for improved wind and weather protection. There are also wind deflectors to provide more effective protection for the rider’s hands. The two mirrors are also newly styled as well has having enlarged mirror areas with an aspherical section for a further enhanced view of traffic to the rear. The emblem carrier and model designation are presented in high-quality chrome.

The foot guard and storage compartment on the left and right in the lower area of the engine (now both standard features) have also been redesigned.

Optimum travel suitability is guaranteed by the standard topcase, fitted with a back pad that allows the passenger to lean back and relax over long distances.

Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA with automatic damping adaptation as standard.

With the standard electronically controlled suspension Dynamic ESA and its adjustment modes “Road” and “Dynamic”, the new K 1600 GTL opens up a whole new dimension of ride comfort, stability and dynamics to provide an incomparable riding experience.

In the standard setting “Road”, damping adaptation is fully automated and offers the very highest level of comfort and traction over virtually all surfaces. Depending on customer preference, the spring preload can be adapted to the load state at the press of a button and independently of the damping. Likewise at the press of a button – conveniently positioned on the handlebars, so it is even possible during travel – the rider can switch to the damping characteristics “Dynamic”, thereby selecting a tighter damping set-up overall.

New reverse assist for convenient manoeuvring.

The new K 1600 GTL meets the demands of a luxurious touring bike even when manoeuvring. The reverse assist function can be conveniently activated from the left handlebar panel at the press of a button. Movement itself is initiated by the rider by pressing on the starter button.

Shift Assistant Pro for shifting up and down without using the clutch.

Shift Assistant Pro, available as an ex works option, enables the rider to conveniently shift up and down without activating the clutch or throttle valve and can be used for most gearshift operations.

Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option for swift assistance in an accident or emergency.

Ensuring the fastest possible assistance in the event of an accident or in situations of emergency and danger can save people’s lives – something that particularly affects motorcyclists. For this reason, the new K 1600 GTL can be fitted with the e-call system “Intelligent Emergency Call” as part of an optional equipment item available ex works.

This option will be introduced in numerous European markets by 2018. It should be noted that this function will initially only be available in markets with ConnectedDrive capability.

Comfortable footboards and exclusive forged wheels as individualisation options.

A wide range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories and optional equipment items available ex works means that the new K 1600 GTL leaves virtually nothing to be desired. New footrest base plates now permit installation of comfortable footboards for the passenger. Newly designed, optional forged wheels, each with eleven double spokes, further enhance the exclusivity of the K 1600 GTL.

Three exclusive colour variants from “Sport” to “Elegance”. The new K 1600 GTL is presented in the three new colour variants Lightwhite non-metallic, Thundergrey metallic and Ebony metallic/Blackstorm metallic.

In conjunction with an engine in Platinum metallic as well as the frame and contrasting parts in the finish Monolith metallic matt, the colour Lightwhite non-metallic highlights the flowing proportions and the emotional design of the K 1600 GTL.

By contrast, the colour Thundergrey metallic gives the GTL a classic timeless look.

The K 1600 GTL Elegance in the paint finish Ebony metallic/Blackstorm metallic emphasises refinement and exclusivity. Here, special chrome accentuations on the front mudguards and slipstream deflectors make a sophisticated, luxurious statement.



2017 BMW K1600GTL www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Enhanced visual presence, improved wind and weather protection and optimised ergonomics for even greater comfort.

The appearance of the new K 1600 GTL is especially striking due to its more elegant and dynamic lines. The side trim sections have been redesigned from the enlarged and more efficient slipstream deflectors downwards, for example, and have been drawn backwards for improved wind and weather protection. There are also wind deflectors to provide more effective protection for the rider’s hands. The two mirrors are also newly styled as well has having enlarged mirror areas with an aspherical section for a further enhanced view of traffic to the rear. The emblem carrier and model designation are presented in high-quality chrome.

The foot guard and storage compartment on the left and right in the lower area of the engine (now both standard features) have also been redesigned.

Optimum travel suitability is guaranteed by the standard topcase, fitted with a back pad that allows the passenger to lean back and relax over long distances.

Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA with automatic damping adaptation as standard. With the standard electronically controlled suspension Dynamic ESA and its adjustment modes “Road” and “Dynamic”, the new K 1600 GTL opens up a whole new dimension of ride comfort, stability and dynamics to provide an incomparable riding experience.

In the standard setting “Road”, damping adaptation is fully automated and offers the very highest level of comfort and traction over virtually all surfaces. Depending on customer preference, the spring preload can be adapted to the load state at the press of a button and independently of the damping. Likewise at the press of a button – conveniently positioned on the handlebars, so it is even


possible during travel – the rider can switch to the damping characteristics “Dynamic”, thereby selecting a tighter damping set-up overall.

New reverse assist for convenient manoeuvring.
The new K 1600 GTL meets the demands of a luxurious touring bike even when manoeuvring. The reverse assist function can be conveniently activated from the left handlebar panel at the press of a button. Movement itself is initiated by the rider by pressing on the starter button.

Shift Assistant Pro for shifting up and down without using the clutch.
Shift Assistant Pro, available as an ex works option, enables the rider to conveniently shift up and down without activating the clutch or throttle valve and can be used for most gearshift operations.

Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option for swift assistance in an accident or emergency.
Ensuring the fastest possible assistance in the event of an accident or in situations of emergency and danger can save people’s lives – something that particularly affects motorcyclists. For this reason, the new K 1600 GTL can be fitted with the e-call system “Intelligent Emergency Call” as part of an optional equipment item available ex works.

This option will be introduced in numerous European markets by 2018. It should be noted that this function will initially only be available in markets with ConnectedDrive capability.

Comfortable footboards and exclusive forged wheels as individualisation options.
A wide range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories and optional equipment items available ex works means that the new K 1600 GTL leaves virtually nothing to be desired. New footrest base plates now permit installation of comfortable footboards for the passenger. Newly designed, optional forged wheels, each with eleven double spokes, further enhance the exclusivity of the K 1600 GTL.


Three exclusive colour variants from “Sport” to “Elegance”. The new K 1600 GTL is presented in the three new colour variants Lightwhite non-metallic, Thundergrey metallic and Ebony metallic/Blackstorm metallic.

In conjunction with an engine in Platinum metallic as well as the frame and contrasting parts in the finish Monolith metallic matt, the colour Lightwhite non-metallic highlights the flowing proportions and the emotional design of the K 1600 GTL.

By contrast, the colour Thundergrey metallic gives the GTL a classic timeless look.

The K 1600 GTL Elegance in the paint finish Ebony metallic/Blackstorm metallic emphasises refinement and exclusivity. Here, special chrome accentuations on the front mudguards and slipstream deflectors make a sophisticated, luxurious statement.

 



 

2017 BMW K1600GTL – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
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2017 BMW K1600GTL – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
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