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2020 BMW K1600 Grand America Guide

2020 BMW K1600 Grand America

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BEYOND THE HORIZON.

2020 BMW K1600 Grand America:

Go even further with the K 1600 Grand America. This fully-equipped touring bike gets you closer to the road than you ever thought possible, without compromising riding pleasure or comfort. Always ready to go the extra mile, the legendary 6-cylinder in-line engine triumphs with an unparalleled smoothness and impressive power. Its design and features are on another level. From the windshield to the distinctive rear with enough space for two passengers, all the way to the easy-to-use top case and backrest, there’s an understated cool about the Bagger. The Grand America makes the horizon seem boundless—and yet within reach.

A long, drop-shaped silhouette and a deep, laid-back seat height: The Grand America is an obvious textbook example of a luxury touring bike. It also has a 6-cylinder in-line engine with a powerful thrust and its legendary running culture. When riding is this laid-back and enjoyable, even the longest routes are too short. Find out all about the technical data and the standard equipment here.

BMW Motorrad expands its range in the full dresser touring segment with the addition of a model designed specifically for comfortable travel. The BMW K 1600 Grand America sees its premiere at the world’s biggest motorcycle trade show, the EICMA in Milan (7 – 12 November 2017). Derived from the BMW K 1600 B, the new model combines the supreme performance of its 6-cylinder engine with exclusive equipment features that make long-distance rides both comfortable and fascinating in American highway cruising style, whether solo or with a passenger.

 

 

2020 BMW K1600 Grand America Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Ultimate luxury touring motorcycle in American style.
  • Authentic, harmonious design with dynamically elongated side line that slopes to the rear.
  • Topcase with integrated passenger backrest and additional transport capacity for particularly long trips.
  • Side cases and topcase with integrated lighting units.
  • Optional Style Package with two-colour finish in Blackstorm metallic / Austin Yellow metallic.
  • 6-cylinder in-line engine that meets 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.
  • Top speed limited to 162 km/h or 101 mph.
  • Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA with damping modes “ Road ” and “ Cruise ” as standard.
  • Reverse assist for effortless manoeuvring as standard.
  • Effective weather protection due to particularly high windshield.
  • Low rear frame, passenger seat reduced by 70 millimetres and ergonomically adapted footrest position.
  • Footboards for relaxed “feet forward” rider seating position as standard.
  • Footboards available for passenger as Original BMW Motorrad Accessory.
  • 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 (only available in European markets with ConnectedDrive capability).
  • Standard equipment also includes engine protection bars, ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control DTC, xenon headlight, heated grips, seat heating, Multi-Controller, three riding modes (Rain, Road, Dynamic), cruise control, audio system with navigation preparation.
  • Diverse range of optional equipment items (adaptive turning light, daytime riding light, Keyless Ride, Hill Start Control, central locking etc.).
  • Wide range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories (forged wheels, chrome-plated mirror caps, navigation system etc.)

 

  • New paint finish Hockenheim silver metallic.
  • Black switches.
  • Including reverse gear and audio platform.

 

 

2020 BMW K1600 Grand America Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The American way of travelling.

The design of the BMW K 1600 Grand America embraces the passion for relaxed, luxurious travel on two wheels that is especially widespread in the USA. For this purpose, the styling developed for the bagger concept of the BMW K 1600 B has been modified and a number of distinctive features have been added. In addition to the dynamically elongated side line that slopes evenly down to the rear, another clearly recognisable feature is the drop-shaped silhouette created from the visual link between the high-rising windshield and the low positioned side cases.

Chrome-plated rear silencers arranged parallel to the road are harmoniously integrated in the elegant, flowing design. The authentic look of the BMW K 1600 Grand America is rounded off with a topcase complete with integrated passenger backrest. In addition to expanded transport capacity, the BMW Grand America offers significantly enhanced travel suitability due to the additional seating comfort for rider and passenger. The topcase is also an instantly recognisable indication of a vehicle concept developed specifically for extended touring.

American style: additional brake light integrated in the topcase.

The design of the BMW K 1600 Grand America is inspired by US custom bikes, and this is also reflected in other details at the rear. An additional brake light integrated in the topcase gives the rear view a distinctive presence. It also visually harmonised with the lights integrated in the side cases, which act as brake lights and turn indicators. All lighting is produced by means of LED units.

Maximum exclusivity: Style Package with paint finish in Austin Yellow metallic and Blackstorm metallic.

As standard, the new BMW K 1600 Grand America is finished in the powerful, elegant colour Blackstorm metallic. In addition to the BMW logo, the vehicle trim also bears a model designation with reference to the engine type. In addition, a high-quality badge is positioned centrally on the fuel tank with the inscription “K 1600 Grand America”.

The Style Package specially created for the BMW Grand America ensures even further enhanced exclusivity. It consists of a two-colour paint finish combining Blackstorm metallic with the highly expressive Austin Yellow metallic, as well as chrome applications on the front wheel trim.

6-cylinder engine with distinctive performance characteristics.

Supreme drive power makes travelling long distances on the new BMW K 1600 Grand America a relaxing pleasure. The latest version of the distinctive BMW Motorrad 6-cylinder engine delivers its performance effortlessly in every situation on the road. The most compact 6-cylinder engine of its kind has an output of 118 kW/160 hp at 7 750 rpm, generating a maximum torque of 175 Nm at 5 250 rpm. In the new BMW Grand America it offers not just the familiar, apparently inexhaustible power reserves but also distinctive performance characteristics. Based on the principle of “The American Way of Riding”, the top speed is limited to 162 km/h or 101 mph. This takes into account the fact that customisation with additional fittings in the rear section – as is popular in this vehicle segment – can impact significantly on wheel load distribution, so in terms of riding dynamics, stability and safety are guaranteed in all situations.

Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA and reverse assist as standard.

In addition to the engine, the standard electronically controlled suspension Dynamic ESA also contributes to the supreme riding qualities of the new BMW Grand America characterised by dynamic performance, comfort and stability. In the standard setting “Road” it provides fully automated damper adaptation, ensuring the very highest level of comfort and excellent traction on virtually all surfaces. What is more, “Cruise” mode can be activated for a very soft damper set-up and pronounced comfort.

Reverse assist, also a standard feature, facilitates manoeuvring of the new BMW Grand America. It is activated by pressing a button on the left-hand handlebar panel. The rider then uses the start button to set the bike in motion.

Relaxed “feet forward” position for long-distance travel.

The relaxed seating position available to rider and passenger is a feature that contributes to the incomparably comfortable ride feel offered by the BMW K 1600 Grand America – even over extremely long distances. The model is fitted as standard with footboards, allowing the rider to adopt a convenient “feet forward” posture. The passenger can also enjoy a comfortable seating position thanks to the low rear frame and a seat height that is reduced by 70 millimetres. Footboards are also available for the passenger as an optional extra.

Perfect weather protection due to high windshield.

The standard equipment of the new BMW Grand America also includes high-quality engine protection bars, heated grips, seat heating, cruise control and a model-specific windshield that is especially high. In conjunction with side trim that reaches a long way to the rear, it ensures perfect protection from wind and other adverse weather conditions. The integrated air ducting elements also supply the rider with fresh air as required. An audio system complete with navigation preparation is another feature on board the new BMW K 1600 Grand America as standard.

Meanwhile the selection of optional equipment items available ex works includes Shift Assistant Pro, the eCall system Intelligent Emergency Call available in European markets with ConnectedDrive capability, the Comfort Package, the Safety Package, various seat heights and forged handlebars. The program of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories enables further customisation.

 

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600 Grand America – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 25595 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 31875 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 23825 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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-4

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

101 mph

Fuel consumption

41 mpg (WMTC)

Fuel type

Premium Unleaded

 

 

 

Electrical system

Alternator

Three-phase 700 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

4.5” / 4.9” (115 mm / 125 mm)

Wheelbase

63.7” (1,618 mm)

Castor

4.2” (106.4 mm)

Steering head angle

62.2°

Wheels

Cast aluminum wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim, rear

6.00 x 17″

Tires, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tires, 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

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Dimensions / weights

Length

100.8″ (2,560 mm)

Width (incl. mirrors)

39.4″ (1,000 mm)

Height (excl. mirrors)

56.7″ (1,440 mm)

Seat height, unladen weight

Extra High Seat: 31.9″, High Seat: 30.7″, Standard Seat 29.5″

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

Extra High Seat: 71.7″, High Seat: 69.7″, Standard Seat 67.7″

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

802 lbs (364 kg)

1)

Permitted total weight

1,235 lbs (560 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment)

432 lbs (196 kg)

Usable tank volume

7.0 gal (26.5 l)

Reserve

Approx. 1 gal (4 l)

1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity

 

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600 Grand America – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Type

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

 

 

 

 

Bore / stroke

72 mm x 67.5 mm

Capacity

1,649 cc

Rated output

118 kW (160 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque

175 Nm at 5,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.2 : 1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

162 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC

5.7 l

CO2 emission based on WMTC

133 g/km

Fuel type

Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system

Alternator

700 W

Battery

12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath

Gearbox

6-speed constant mesh transmission, helical, gearbox

Drive

Cardan shaft drive

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

115 mm /125 mm

Wheelbase

1,618 mm

Castor

106.4 mm

Steering head angle

62.2°

Wheels

Cast aluminium wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim, rear

6.00 x 17″

Tire, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tire, 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

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Dimensions / weights

Length

2,560 mm

Width (incl. mirrors)

1,000 mm

Height (excl. mirrors)

1,440 mm

Seat height (dead weight)

750/780 mm

Inner leg curve (dead weight)

1,720/1,770 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)

364 kg

1)

Permitted total weight

560 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

196 kg

Usable tank volume

26.5 l

Reserve

4.0 l

1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600 Grand America – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Type

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

 

 

 

 

Bore / stroke

72 mm x 67,5 mm

Capacity

1,649 cc

Rated output

118 kW (160 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque

175 Nm at 5,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12,2 : 1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4

CO2 emission based on WMTC

133 g/km

 

 

 

 

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

162 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC

5,7 l

Fuel type

Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system

Alternator

700 W

Battery

12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath

Gearbox

6-speed constant mesh transmission, helical, gearbox

Drive

Shaft drive

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

115 mm /125 mm

Wheelbase

1,618 mm

Castor

106,4 mm

Steering head angle

62,2°

Wheels

Cast aluminium wheels

Rim, front

3,50 x 17″

Rim, rear

6,00 x 17″

Tyre, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tyre, 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

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Dimensions / weights

Length

2,560 mm

Width (incl. mirrors)

1,000 mm

Height (excl. mirrors)

1,440 mm

Seat height (dead weight)

750/780 mm

Inner leg curve (dead weight)

1,720/1,770 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)

364 kg

1)

Permitted total weight

560 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

196 kg

Usable tank volume

26,5 l

Reserve

4,0 l

1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity

 

 

 

 

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