The BMW K 1600 has everything it needs to be considered a practical and reliable gran turismo. The motorcycle offers a perfect mix between performance and comfort, and is powered by a new, compact 1649 cc engine, which cranks out a maximum torque of 175 Nm and 165 hp. The engine is one of the most capable units in its class and over 70% of the maximum torque is available from just 1500 rpm. Thanks to its capable power-plant the motorcycle is able to reach a top speed of over 125 mph, while the fuel consumption is rated at 52 mpg at a constant speed of 56 mph.
The motorcycle sits on 17 inch wheels wrapped in 120/70 ZR 17 front and 190/55 ZR 17 rear tires. The wheels are equipped with front 320 mm dual disc brakes paired with 4-piston fixed calipers and rear 320 mm discs with double-piston calipers.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 BMW K 1600 GT.
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, 1649 cc, 118 kW (160 bhp) and a maximum torque of 175 Nm. 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.
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.
|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|
|Rated output||160 hp at 7,750 rpm|
|Max. torque||129 lb/ft 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|
|Maximum speed||Over 125 mph|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h||52 mpg at a constant 56 mph|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h||N/A|
|Fuel type||Premium Unleaded|
|Alternator||three-phase alternator 580 W|
|Battery||12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Multi-plate clutch in oil bath, hydraulic activation|
|Gearbox||6-speed, helical gears|
|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||4.9 / 5.3 inches (125mm / 135 mm)|
|Wheelbase||66.1 inches (1,680 mm)|
|Castor||4.3 inches (108.4 mm)|
|Steering head angle||62.2°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminium wheels|
|Rim, front||3.50 x 17 inches|
|Rim, rear||6.00 x 17 inches|
|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||Standard BMW Motorrad Part-Integral ABS|
|Length||91.5 inches (2,324 mm)|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||39.4 inches (1,000 mm)|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||56.7 inches (1,440 mm)|
|Seat height, unladen weight||31.9 / 32.7 inches (low seat bench: 30.7 / 31.5 inches)|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||732 lbs|
|Dry weight 2)||679 lbs|
|Permitted total weight||1191 lbs|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||459 lbs|
|Usable tank volume||7.0 gallons|
|Reserve||Approx. 1 gallon|