2014 BMW K 1600 GT
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.
2014 BMW K 1600 GT
Engine:Oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
Horsepower @ RPM:160
Torque @ RPM:129
Energy:Electronic intake pipe injection
Top Speed:125 mph
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.
|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 (part integral)|
|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 (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 weight||72.0/73.6 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 weight||1191 lbs|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||459 lbs|
|Usable tank volume||7.0 gallons|
|Reserve||Approx. 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)