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.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 BMW K 1600 GTL.

  • 2013 BMW K 1600 GTL
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
  • Transmission:
    6-speed, helical gears
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    87 @ 7750
  • MPG(Cty):
    52
  • MPG(Hwy):
    41
  • Torque @ RPM:
    129 @ 5250
  • Energy:
    Premium unleaded
  • Displacement:
    1649 cc
  • Top Speed:
    125 mph
  • Price:
    23650

Overview

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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.

Specifications

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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 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
Drive Enclosed driveshaft
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)
Length 97.9 inches
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
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