2013 BMW K 1600 GT

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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.


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.


BMW K 1600 GT
Engine TypeOil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke72 mm x 67.5 mm
Capacity1,649 cc
Rated output160 hp at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque129 lb/ft at 5,250 rpm
Compression ratio12.2 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementElectronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-X)
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Maximum speedOver 125 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h52 mpg at a constant 56 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/hN/A
Fuel typePremium Unleaded
Alternatorthree-phase alternator 580 W
Battery12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
ClutchMulti-plate clutch in oil bath, hydraulic activation
Gearbox6-speed, helical gears
DriveEnclosed driveshaft
FrameBridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad Paralever
Suspension travel front / rear4.9 / 5.3 inches (125mm / 135 mm)
Wheelbase66.1 inches (1,680 mm)
Castor4.3 inches (108.4 mm)
Steering head angle62.2°
WheelsCast aluminium wheels
Rim, front3.50 x 17 inches
Rim, rear6.00 x 17 inches
Tyres, front120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear190/55 ZR 17
Brake, frontDual disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston caliper
ABSStandard BMW Motorrad Part-Integral ABS
Length91.5 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 weight31.9 / 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 weight1191 lbs
Payload (with standard equipment)459 lbs
Usable tank volume7.0 gallons
ReserveApprox. 1 gallon

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