2020 BMW K1600GT Guide

2020 BMW K1600GT

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WANDERLUST ON TWO WHEELS.

2020 BMW K1600GT:

This is what the world looks like from the saddle of the K 1600 GT: on the move, gaining impressions, experiencing new things while on a relaxed, yet dynamic and pleasing ride. Its 6-cylinder in-line engine is already considered an icon with its power delivery and running smoothness, and now it offers you even more dynamics and touring comfort. Thanks to wind and weather protection equipment, this bike is always ready for long distance touring when you are. When riding the K 1600 GT, you leave quite an impression regardless of whether you are at a standstill or on the move.

Six-cylinder in-line engines have been an integral part of BMW automobile history and brand identity for more than 80 years. With the launch of the K 1600 GT and GTL in 2010, BMW Motorrad succeeded in skillfully transferring this tradition to the motorcycle market by developing the lightest and most compact 6-cylinder in-line engine for motorcycles with a capacity of over 1,000 cubic centimeters.

Outstanding running smoothness and supreme performance from an output of 160 hp and a torque of 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) were combined with luxurious comfort, virtually perfect wind and weather protection and a level of riding dynamics that were unrivalled in the segment. With the new K 1600 GT, BMW Motorrad takes the concept of the 6-cylinder high-performance touring bike further and presents it in an even more sophisticated, dynamic and comfortable form, unchanged in terms of performance figures but now designed to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class.

The BMW K 1600 GT awakens the longing for adventure within you. whether this may be a short or a considerably longer route – you are always comfortably on the move with speed. The 6-cylinder in-line engine gives your the power you’re looking for to accelerate. Whereas its running smoothness, which has already become legendary, makes even the longest of journeys into relaxing enjoyment. The extensive standard equipment ensure the highest levels of comfort and safety. Find out about all the technical data and standard equipment here.

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600GT Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • 3 Ride Modes (Rain/Road/Dynamic)
  • ABS Pro
  • Adjustable Two-Section Seat
  • Center Stand
  • Cruise Control
  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • Dynamic ESA
  • Heated Grips
  • Heated Seats (Rider + Passenger)
  • Reverse Assist
  • Hill Start Control
  • LED Tail Light
  • Luggage Rack
  • Multifunction Display
  • On-Board Computer
  • Power Socket
  • Saddle Bags in Body Color
  • Stepless Power Adjustable Windshield
  • Toolkit
  • Xenon Headlight with Dynamic Leveling

 

  • New paint finish Option 719 Blue planet metallic/Ivory.
  • New paint finish Option 719 Stardust metallic.
  • The colours Option 719 Blue planet metallic and
    Option 719 Sparkling storm metallic will no longer be available.
  • New Option 719 seat dark brown.
  • Option 719 seats saddle brown and dark brown can now be ordered for all colours/styles.
  • Black switches.
  • Including reverse gear.

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600GT Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Standard Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) with automatic damping adaptation. While the predecessor model set new standards in the touring segment in terms of riding stability, dynamics and handling, the new K 1600 GT goes even further. With the electronically controlled suspension Dynamic ESA and its adjustment modes “Road” and “Dynamic”, both active riding experience and comfort have been significantly enhanced compared to the predecessor model.

In the standard setting “Road”, damping adaptation is now fully automated across the entire range, thereby offering the very highest level of comfort and traction over virtually all surfaces. This ensures the optimum damping force in all riding states regardless of load. Depending on customer preference, the spring preload can be adapted to the load at the press of a button and independently of the damping. Likewise, at the press of a button – conveniently positioned on the handlebars for ease of use during travel – the rider can switch to the damping characteristics “Dynamic”, thereby selecting a tighter overall damping set-up.

Convenient to maneuver with new reverse assist. The new K1600 GT is easier to maneuver thanks to a new reverse assist, which can be simply activated from the left-handlebar panel at the press of a button. Movement itself is initiated by the rider by pressing on the starter motor button.

Shift Assist Pro for shifting up and down without using the clutch. The Shift Assist Pro, available as a factory option, allows the rider to shift up and down without activating the clutch, not only providing greater convenience but also additional dynamic performance. Most shifting can be carried out using the shift assist.

Instruments with newly designed dials. The speedometer and tachometer in the new K 1600 GT now have newly designed dials; and the speedometer now prominently bears the inscription K 1600 GT.

More dynamic design, optimized wind and weather protection and new color schemes. While the K 1600 GT previously featured excellent wind and weather protection, these benefits are further enhanced in the new K 1600 GT by means of redesigned side trim parts and enlarged slipstream deflectors. The dynamic design of the new K 1600 GT also includes three fresh new color schemes, each of which skillfully showcases the varying character traits of the new performance touring bike.

Mars Red metallic and Black Storm metallic contrast with a frame in Asphalt Grey metallic matte, black gloss wheels and the engine in Platinum metallic matte to give the K 1600 GT an air of both refinement and agility. The “Sport” version conveys a dynamic appearance in Lupine Blue metallic in conjunction with Black Storm metallic and a drivetrain finished in black together with golden brake calipers, highlighting the athletic character of the 6-cylinder touring bike.

 

An overview of highlights of the new BMW K 1600 GT.

  • 6-cylinder in-line engine including new catalytic converters and adapted data status according to EU4 requirements, with an unchanged output of 118 kW (160 hp) at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 6,500 rpm.
  • Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA with automatic damping adaptation as standard.
  • Reverse assist for even simpler maneuverability as a factory option.
  • Shift Assist Pro for shifting up and down without clutch as a factory option.
  • Instruments with newly designed dials. Speedometer with K 1600 GT inscription.
  • Optimized wind and weather protection due to enlarged slipstream deflectors and newly designed side trim parts.
  • Even more dynamic design.
  • Three attractive new colors: Mars Red metallic, Black Storm metallic and Lupine Blue metallic / Black Storm metallic.

 

Motorcycle Technology and Design

The new K 1600 GT: highly enjoyable performance touring combined with sporty dynamic flair and excellent comfort. When BMW Motorrad launched the 6-cylinder models K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL in autumn 2010, it was tapping into the great BMW tradition of 6‑cylinder engines and applying it to the world of motorcycling. After all, no other brand has embodied the fascination of 6-cylinder in-line engines for more than 80 years in the automotive sector in the same way as BMW. The BMW K 1600 GT and the K 1600 GTL successfully combined the supreme performance and running smoothness of a 6-cylinder in-line engine with an imposing and distinctive appearance, fascinating riding dynamics and exceptional travel comfort.

Supreme engine expertise with six cylinders.

With its 6-cylinder in-line engine, the new K 1600 GT conveys a unique personality, offering not just perfect running smoothness but also supreme performance and abundant torque. Still the most compact 6-cylinder in-line power unit in motorcycle series production, the engine has an output of 118 kW (160 hp) at 7,750 rpm, generates a maximum torque of 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 6,500 rpm, offering supreme forward thrust in all conditions.

With an engine weight of 226 lbs (102.6 kilograms), the 6-cylinder engine of the K 1600 GT remains to this day the lightest series-production 6‑cylinder engine for motorcycles in the category over 1000 cc. Due its very narrow cylinder spacing, it is also significantly slimmer than all other serial production 6-cylinder in-line engines to date. Both of these attributes are major contributing factors to the active riding character of the K 1600 GT.

The new K 1600 GT has been designed to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class. This involved fitting it with such features as a new engine mapping, a fuel system with carbon canister for fuel tank ventilation, an exhaust system with altered catalytic converters, and more dynamically designed end pieces whose horizontal ribbing lends even greater emphasis to the 6-cylinder theme.

Even more maneuvering convenience due to new reverse assist as a factory option. The new 6-cylinder bike meets expectations for convenience by providing a reverse assist, which is activated at the press of a button on the left-hand handlebar panel. When reverse assist is activated, the forward gear is blocked and the reverse gear is engaged. Movement itself is initiated by the rider pressing on the starter motor button, which establishes propulsion via a bendable shaft.

Three riding modes and Dynamic Traction Control DTC for maximum safety when accelerating. As is customary, riders of the new K 1600 GT have the riding modes “Rain”, “Road” and “Dynamic” directly available to them at the press of a button on the right-hand side of the handlebars to adapt to various types of road touring, riding on wet surfaces and sporty, dynamic riding. The traction control function DTC is integrated with each of the different modes to ensure maximum riding safety.

Shift Assist Pro for shifting up and down without clutch as a factory option. The Shift Assist Pro is now available for the K 1600 GT, enabling the rider to shift up and down without activating the clutch or throttle valve in the relevant load and RPM ranges, offering riders both greater comfort and dynamic performance. Most shifting can be accomplished using the shift assist. One exception is starting off from a standstill.

When accelerating with Shift Assist Pro, the throttle valve no longer needs to be closed for shifting. Propulsion power is virtually constant without torque interruption. When decelerating and shifting down (throttle valve closed), the RPM is automatically adapted by means of double-declutching. Gears are engaged as usual by means of the gear pedal.

Shift time is significantly reduced as compared to a gearshift using the clutch. Shift Assist Pro supports the driver on virtually all shifts. However, there is no shift support when the clutch is activated, when shifting up with the throttle grip closed (coasting) or when decelerating.

Ideal concentration of masses, proven suspension technology for dynamic riding properties. The essential chassis elements of the new BMW K 1600 GT are the familiar light alloy bridge-type frame and the well-proven Duolever and Paralever systems for wheel control at front and rear. The new K 1600 GT also benefits from a low overall center of gravity with a very favorable concentration of masses and a balanced wheel load distribution for excellent riding properties.

Electronic suspension adaptation Dynamic ESA with automatic damping adaptation as standard. While the predecessor model set new standards in the touring segment for  riding stability, dynamics and handling in all riding and load states, the new K 1600 GT goes one step further in terms of  suspension. With the electronically controlled suspension Dynamic ESA and its adjustment modes “Road” and “Dynamic”, it has been possible to significantly enhance both active riding experience and comfort as compared to the predecessor model.

In the standard setting “Road”, damping adaptation is now fully automated across the entire range, thereby offering the very highest level of comfort and traction over virtually all surfaces. This ensures the optimum damping force in all riding states and regardless of load.

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. Also, at the press of a button – conveniently positioned on the handlebars, to activate during riding – the rider can switch to the damping characteristics “Dynamic”, thereby selecting a tighter damping set-up overall.

Using various parameters, the different riding states such as acceleration and deceleration of the new K 1600 GT are precisely identified so that the damping forces on the front and rear spring strut can be adapted within milliseconds. As a result, unrivalled damping comfort and a very stable ride response are ensured even in a banking position.

Instruments with newly designed dials and an integrated operating concept with multi-controller and TFT screen. The instrument cluster of the new K 1600 GT has two classic circular instruments for the speedometer and tachometer display, the dials of which have been newly designed. The dial of the speedometer now prominently bears the inscription K 1600 GT. The information display on the 5.7-inch TFT color screen allows attractive visualization of text fields and graphics, among other things. Elements of the integrated operating concept include the multi-controller and a menu guidance system for controlling the comfort functions and the on-board computer.

New, more dynamic design as well as optimized wind and weather protection. While the previous K 1600 GT already featured excellent wind and weather protection, its benefits are enhanced in the new K 1600 GT. The side trim parts are now newly designed from the larger efficient slipstream deflectors downwards. The upper side trim parts have been subjected to a more dynamic styling and are now stretched further back to offer enhance wind and weather protection.

Design enhancements also include two new storage compartments on the left and right in the lower engine area, a redesigned carrier for the BMW emblem and inscription. An additional skid protector in the side area of the engine and a newly designed gearbox cover on the left-hand side of the motorcycle complete the body updates.

The electrically adjustable windshield with memory function remains an exemplary feature. It not only protects the rider and pillion passenger from wind pressure and turbulence, but also retracts to base position when the ignition is switched off, providing an anti-theft function for the navigation system, which is available as an Original BMW Motorrad Accessory.

Active riding ergonomics for comfortable yet dynamic touring and a comprehensive range of standard equipment features. The ergonomic design of the footrests, seating area and handlebar positions give the new K 1600 GT a very active seating position while still retaining a high level of comfort. Even though both rider and passenger enjoy a relaxed knee angle, the seating position is still oriented towards the front wheel, therefore supporting dynamic motorcycling. Riders may also adjust their seat height to their individual needs. The new K 1600 GT has a very extensive range of standard equipment. This includes heated grips and seat heating (for rider and passenger), a cruise control and an on-board computer.

Individual color variations. The new K 1600 GT reflects a skillful synthesis of character, dynamic performance and comfort in terms of its color schemes, too.

The body finishes Mars Red metallic and Black Storm metallic provide a fascinating contrast in the K 1600 GT with the frame in Asphalt Grey metallic matte, black gloss wheels and the engine in Platinum metallic matte. This color scheme highlights the technical components, clusters the lines and gives the motorcycle an appearance that is both refined and agile.

The K 1600 GT Sport conveys its dynamic capabilities in the colors Lupine Blue metallic / Black Storm metallic with a drivetrain finished in black. Golden brake calipers and the smaller “Sport” windshield round off the image of the sporty 6-cylinder touring bike.

 

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600GT – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $24045 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $28100 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £18745 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

Over 125 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” / 5.3” (115 mm / 135 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″

Tire, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tire, 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

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

Standard Seat: 31.9″/32.7″, High Seat (one-piece): 31.9″, Low Seat: 30.7″/31.5″, Seat (one-piece): 30.7″, Low Seat (one-piece): 29.5″

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

Standard Seat: 72″/73.6″, High Seat (one-piece): 72″, Low Seat: 69.9″/71.3″, Seat (one-piece): 69.7″, Low Seat (one-piece): 67.7″

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

736 lbs (334 kg)

1)

Permitted total weight

1191 lbs (540 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment)

454 lbs (206 kg)

Usable tank volume

7.0 gal (26.5 l)

Reserve

Approx. 1 gal (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 (including case)

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600GT – 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 x 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

Riding performance / consumption

Maximum speed

Over 200 km/h

Consumption per 100 km based on he WMTC

5.7 l

CO2 emission based on WMTC

133 g/km

Fuel type

Unleaded 95 octane (RON)

Electrical system

Alternator

700 W

Battery

12 V/19 Ah, maintenance-free

Transmission

Clutch

Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, Anti-Hopping

Gearbox

6-speed, helical,  gearbox

Secondary drive

Shaft drive

Suspension / brakes

Frame

Bridge-type aluminium frame with load-bearing engine

Front suspension / spring elements

BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut

Rear suspension / spring elements

BMW Motorrad Paralever

Spring travel, front/rear

115 mm /135 mm

Wheelbase

1,618 mm

Castor

106.4 mm

Steering head angle

62.2°

Wheels

Cast aluminium

Rim dimensions, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim dimensions, rear

6.00 x 17″

Tire, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tire, rear

190/55 ZR 17

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)

Dimensions / weights

Length

2,324 mm

Width (including mirrors)

1,000 mm

Height (excluding mirrors)

1,440 mm

Seat height

810/830 mm (low seat*: 800/780 mm) *OE

Inner leg curve

1,830/1,870 mm (low seat*: 1,775/1,810 mm) *OE

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

334 kg

1)

Dry weight

306 kg

2)

Max. permitted weight

540 kg

Max. load (with standard equipment)

206 kg

Usable tank capacity

26.5 l

of which 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 (including case)

2) Unladen weight without operating fluids (GT without case)

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600GT – 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 x 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

Riding performance / consumption

Maximum speed

Over 200 km/h

Consumption per 100 km based on he WMTC

5.7 l

Fuel type

Unleaded 95 octane (RON)

Electrical system

Alternator

700 W

Battery

12 V/19 Ah, maintenance-free

Transmission

Clutch

Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, Anti-Hopping

Gears

Six-speed synchromesh gearbox

Secondary drive

Shaft drive

Suspension / brakes

Frame

Bridge-type aluminium frame with load-bearing engine

Front suspension / spring elements

BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut

Rear suspension / spring elements

BMW Motorrad Paralever

Spring travel, front/rear

115 mm /135 mm

Wheelbase

1,618 mm

Castor

106.4 mm

Steering head angle

62.2°

Wheels

Cast aluminium

Rim dimensions, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim dimensions, rear

6.00 x 17″

Tyre, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tyre, rear

190/55 ZR 17

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)

Dimensions / weights

Length

2,324 mm

Width (including mirrors)

1,000 mm

Height (excluding mirrors)

1,440 mm

Seat height, unladen

810/830 mm

Rider step length, unladen

1,830/1,870 mm

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

334 kg

1)

Dry weight

306 kg

2)

Max. permitted weight

540 kg

Max. load (with standard equipment)

206 kg

Usable tank capacity

26.5 l

of which 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 (including case)

2) Unladen weight without operating fluids (GT without case)

 

 

 

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