The BMW K 1600 GTL is powered by the most compact and efficient in-line 6-cylinder engine ever installed in a series production motorcycle. The 1,649 cc engine is rated at 160 hp (118 kw) at 7,750 rpm and 129 lb/ft (175 Nm) of torque at 5,250 rpm.
Besides its capable engine, the 2013 BMW K 1600 GTL features an ergonomic design which offers a comfortable ride for both long and short journeys.
Among the unique features offered by the BMW K 1600 GTL there is the adaptive headlight which matches the visionary front section of the K 1600 GTL and provides the very highest level of active safety.
The ride is kept in check by a capable Duolever front suspension and a rear Paralever unit. There is also available the optional ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) which is able to adapt to various road conditions to provide maximum performances.
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When luxury is freed of constraint, it moves to a new level. At the very top of this evolution is the K 1600 GTL – a high-class touring bike like none before it. With the most compact and efficient in-line 6-cylinder engine ever installed in a series production motorcycle.
The ergonomics of the K 1600 GTL are designed for long trips and leave nothing to be desired for rider or passenger in terms of comfort. The slim design in the area of the rider’s seat and the fact that the handlebars reach far back allows a relaxed seating position - for hours and over hundreds of miles. The passenger enjoys a sizable seating area and a comfortable backrest.
Available for the first time in a motorcycle: the adaptive headlight (special equipment feature) - a revolution which matches the visionary front section of the K 1600 GTL and provides the very highest level of active safety.
The GTL makes luxury easy. This is because its unique chassis provides excellent handling. With a direct ride feel due to the ground-breaking Duolever front suspension. At the rear, it is the Paralever that put’s the power of the engine onto the road, The optional ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) ensures that the GTL always glides smoothly since the systems allows the damping and suspension to be adapted according to situation and preference at the press of a button.
Every detail is designed for maximum riding pleasure. A motorcycle for people who are looking for a new kind of supremacy.
The K 1600 GTL. 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 (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 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 55 mph|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h||41 mpg, at a constant 75 mph|
|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||Series: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||39.4 inches|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||57.7 inches|
|Seat height, unladen weight||29.5 inches (high seat bench 30.7 inches)|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||67.7 inches (high seat bench 69.7 inches)|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||768 lbs|
|Dry weight 2)||708 lbs|
|Permitted total weight||1,234 lbs|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||467 lbs|
|Usable tank volume||7 gallons|
|Reserve||Approx. 1 gallon|