2014 BMW K 1600 GT

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The BMW K 1600 GT is equipped with all it needs to be considered one of the most capable tourers from the streets.

The motorcycle is built around a 1649 cc, in line, 6 cylinder engine which rewards you with a maximum output of 160 hp at 7,750 rpm and 129 Lb. Ft. of torque at 5,250 rpm. It is also worthy of being mentioned that over 70 % of the maximum torque delivered by the engine is available from just 1500 rpm.

The BMW K 1600 GT rides on a pair of 17 inch cast aluminium wheels shod in 120/70 ZR 17 front and 190/55 ZR 17 rear tires.

One of the unique features offered by the BMW K 1600 GT is the adaptive headlight which is offered as optional equipment.

As far as prices are concerned, the BMW K 1600 GT can be yours for no less than $21,500 (Including ABS).

Hit the jump for more information on the BMW K 1600 GT.

Overview

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, 1,649 cc, 160 hp and a maximum torque of 129 lb/ft. 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.

Specifications

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 (part integral)
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 (adjustable seat height) Standard; variable seat heights available between 29.5 inches and 32.7 inches (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight72.0/73.6 inches (adjustable seat height) Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 67.7 and 73.6 inches (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
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
Price$21,500 (including ABS)

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume, (with panniers)
2) Unladen weight without fluids (GT without panniers)


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