2020 BMW K1600GTL Guide

2020 BMW K1600GTL

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LUXURY TRAVEL. FIRST CLASS ARRIVAL.

2020 BMW K1600GTL:

Ride on and 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. The standard model comes with the legendary six-cylinder in-line engine, and now includes 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. Enjoy effortless steering on all your trips, whether you’re on your own or with a passenger. Travelling with the K 1600 GTL is a unique experience – stylish, powerful, luxurious – the first class awaits you on two wheels.

Just climb on, relax and enjoy the ride: that’s luxury travel with the K 1600 GTL. With the power of the 6-cylinder in-line engine, even a slight twist of the throttle grip gives way to impressive performance. Enjoyable journeys are assisted by diverse detailed solutions. Maximum comfort and safety as standard with the K 1600 GTL. Find out about all the technical data and standard equipment here.

 

2020 BMW K1600GTL Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • MW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral) with ABS control (ABS Pro) regardless of the lean angle
  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
  • Steplessly adjustable electric comfort windscreen
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless ride
  • Heated grips and seats
  • One-piece seat (seat height: 750 mm; step length: 1,720 mm)
  • Comfort foot pegs
  • Built-in side panniers, pannier lids in bike colour
  • Detachable top box with backrest, top box lid in bike colour
  • Luggage carrier
  • Centre stand
  • Pro shift assist
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap, storage compartments, panniers and seat locks
  • Central locking system
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Integrated ignition and steering lock
  • Adjustable brake and clutch levers
  • Lockable storage compartment and on-board literature

Special features

  • On-board computer, vehicle settings and optional audio system operated using the multi-controller
  • Audio system with navigation device preparation
  • Reverse assistant
  • Self-energizing clutch requiring only a small amount of force
  • 3 riding modes: “Rain”, “Road” and ”Dynamic”
  • Hill start control
  • Chrome kit for body

Electrical system

  • Lights permanently illuminated
  • Xenon headlights
  • Adaptive headlight
  • Multifunctional display with on-board computer: – multifunctional display: digital clock, selected gear and fuel level, coolant temperature level, range display, odometer, trip distance counter (3x), service interval display – on-board computer: range, average consumption 1 and 2, average speed, outside temperature, stopwatch, travel times, date and oil level warning indicator
  • Instrument cluster with chrome accents and indirect dial light
  • Two sockets
  • CAN bus with Single Wire System (SWS)
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Hazard warning lights system
  • White LED indicators and LED rear light

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600GTL Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600GTL – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $26245 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 32900 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £20270 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″

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

98” (2,489 mm)

Width (incl. mirrors)

39.4” (1,000 mm)

Height (excl. mirrors)

58.1” (1,475 mm)

Seat height, unladen weight

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

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

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

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

772 lbs (350 kg)

1)

Permitted total weight

1,235 lbs (560 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment)

463 lbs (210 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, fueled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity (GT without case)

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600GTL – 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 super, octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system

Alternator

700 W

Battery

12 V/19 Ah, maintenance-free

Transmission

Clutch

Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath

Gears

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

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 (partially integral)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height, unladen

750 mm (High front-seat two-piece (accessory): 810/830 mm; High seat one-piece (OE): 780 mm)

Rider step length, unladen

1,720 mm (High front-seat two-piece (accessory): 1,830/1,870 mm; High seat one-piece (OE): 1,770 mm)

Usable tank capacity

26.5 l

of which reserve

4.0 l

Length

2,489mm

Height

1,475 mm

Width (including mirrors)

1,000 mm

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

350 kg

1)

Max. permitted weight

560 kg

Max. load (with standard equipment)

210 kg

1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume (GT without case).

 

 

 

2020 BMW K1600GTL – 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

CO2 emission based on WMTC

133 g/km

Riding performance / consumption

Maximum speed

Over 200 km/h

Consumption per 100 km based on he WMTC

5.7 l

Fuel type

Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system

Alternator

700 W

Battery

12 V/19 Ah, maintenance-free

Transmission

Clutch

Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath

Gears

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″

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 (partially integral)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height, unladen

750 mm (SE high seat 780 mm) *OE

Rider step length, unladen

1,720 mm (SE high seat 1,770 mm) *OE

Usable tank capacity

26.5 l

of which reserve

4.0 l

Length

2,489mm

Height

1,475 mm

Width (including mirrors)

1,000 mm

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

350 kg

1)

Max. permitted weight

560 kg

Max. load (with standard equipment)

210 kg

1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity (GT without case)

 

 

 

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