K 1600 GTL
THE BMW K 1600 GTL.
LUXURY TRAVEL. FIRST-CLASS ARRIVAL.
Glide towards the horizon in style and elegance on the ultimate motorcycle in luxurious high-performance touring. The BMW K 1600 GTL motorcycle is the pinnacle of high quality and sheer comfort, featuring the legendary straight-six BMW engine.
Stay calm and collected in any weather condition and over any distance, enjoy superior control and effortless steering wherever your journey takes you. Travelling with the K 1600 GTL takes you to a new dimension stylish, powerful, luxurious - a first-class experience awaits you.
The design: perfection.
The K 1600 GTL design has received a first-class upgrade. The newly designed side panels, radiator grilles, tank trim and storage compartment help you make an even more elegant entrance. Enhancing details like the footrest has helped put the final touches on its exquisite look. Distinctive elements such as Duolever front wheel suspension, the highly visible straight-six engine, the innovative Xenon headlight and the chassis remain pioneers of style. Together with the redesigned front section, including mirror and windscreen, a uniquely elegant and dynamic sculpted alignment has been achieved.
This luxurious, comprehensive package does not only boast a first-class design, it is also an enticingly engaging ride for the roads ahead.
Superior 6-cylinder engine.
A first-class engine: the legendary straight-six engine offers an unparalleled smooth ride and the most outstanding riding performance in the luxury tour sector. Its 118 kW (160 PS) output and maximum torque of 175 Nm at 5250 rpm supplies the perfect dynamic thrust forward. And 70% of the torque is already achieved at 1500 rpm.
A new dimension.
The standard equipped Dynamic ESA adds a new dimension to your riding experience. Within milliseconds, the highly-sensitive sensor box detects riding conditions and regulates the damper in the suspension. This guarantees the ideal damper settings in any riding situation. Even at an incline, levels of damping comfort that were previously unimaginable have now been achieved, resulting in an extremely steady ride.
Just climb on and relax.
The K 1600 GTL also offers unprecedented comfort. Its enticing features include an enormous amount of space and excellent accessibility. Carefully thought-out and easily accessible storage space solutions focus on the comfort of the rider, making the K 1600 GTL an uncompromising choice in touring quality. Riding with a partner on a long journey is a true pleasure thanks to a variety of detailed solutions such as central locking, seat heating, an electrically adjustable windscreen and a range of seat heights.
Striking headlamps with Adaptive Headlight.
Pioneering: 6-cylinder in-line engine
Refined tank trim.
Second storage compartment as standard.
Electrically adjustable windshield
High-quality chrome parts.
- Available in Light White
- BMW Motorrad ABS Pro (Cornering ABS)
- Audio System with Radio and Bluetooth Interface, Adaptive Headlight
- Xenon Headlight, Daytime Riding Light, Hill Start Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring
- Keyless Ride, Quick Shift Assist Pro, Central Locking, LED Additional Fog Light
- Anti-Theft Alarm System, Two Power Sockets, Dynamic ESA
- Navigation Preparation, Heated Seats, Cruise Control
- Riding Mode Pro (Rain, Road, Dynamic), Detachable Top Case in body colour
Dynamic ESA: unevenness ironed flat.
For the best road contact.
The standard Dynamic ESA once again significantly increases the first-class riding comfort of the K 1600 GTL. It ensures the best traction, safety and the highest level of comfort: dynamic ESA controls the suspension depending on the driving condition and riding manoeuvres by automatically adjusting to the detected conditions. In doing so, it ensures significantly improved contact between road and tyre, even when in a lean. Enabling riding characteristics which are always stable and an added boost in comfort and safety - especially on those long tours.
The standard setting "Road" - takes you comfortably over all unevenness. With the "dynamic" setting, a generally firmer damping action is selected: for sporty dynamic riding.
Reverse assistant: effortlessly manoeuvring and getting out of parking spaces.
Simply reverse. Steep paths and narrow space conditions at popular look-out points or parking spots are no issue with the convenient torque control assist (TCA). Leaving you with only a smile for parking and manoeuvring. Activate the reverse assist by putting the bike into neutral and activating the assist function using the button on the left handlebar. As soon as the R is shown on the display and started by pressing it, you can glide out of your parking space with ease and get going on to your next destination with ample momentum.
Xenon headlight: puts everything into the right light.
More light. More safety.
The standard xenon headlights are double as bright and consume 30% less power than conventional halogen headlamps. They ensure consistent illumination of the road surface - particularly at night and with poor visibility. At the same time, they make you easier to be seen as well. A cylindrical bulb shield on the reflector prevents the light bulb from dazzling other road users.
The light follows the wheel. Adaptive Headlight.
The adaptive headlight, which is available as an optional accessory, optimally illuminates the road when negotiating bends. A servo motor in the main headlight compensates for the motorcycle's banking angle when cornering, orienting the light at the optimum angle for the road. For the rider, this represents an enormous increase in active driving safety, particularly when taking corners at night.
Cases & storage compartments: more space for your luggage.
Mount and enjoy in a relaxed manner.
Whether you are touring or simply going for your daily ride, the installed cases and storage compartments on the K 1600 GTL provide sufficient space for everything you need to store. From the day-to-day essentials, equipment and clothing, and even holiday mementos.
The optional topcase impresses with its convenient interior and the interior lighting fitted as standard. Your passenger will love the small comfortable backrest. The standard colours of the motorcycle are perfectly integrated into the elegant appearance of the K 1600 GTL. The optional storage compartment for the topcase lid provides space for all travel essentials, documents and paperwork.
The liners give you even more space and order for your touring case. With the carry handle and the - also removable - shoulder strap, it is the ideal companion for a cruise through town.
Keyless ride and central locking.
Extraordinary features for increased comfort.
Keyless ride and central locking make your life easier and quickly become companions you won't want to do without.
Thanks to Keyless Ride, the mechanical key becomes superfluous so you no longer have to spend time inconveniently looking for it before you set off. It is sufficient simply to carry your key in your jacket pocket in order to unlock and start up your motorcycle.
The central locking ensures that the contents of the storage compartments and additional cases are protected from thieving fingers when you lock your bike - all this simply by pressing a button on the handlebars. Enabling you to set out on an excursion after dismounting even faster.
Clutchless shifting thanks to pro shift assistant.
Shift like in racing.
This is luxury - above all a plus for easy handling: the shift assistant Pro was originally developed for racing sport. Adapted for the touring sector, it allows you to shift gears without using the clutch in almost any load or rev range. During acceleration, the throttle grip remains open and ensures swift and relaxed shifting. When downshifting with closed throttle grip, the system automatically provides double-declutching and uses this to downshift perfectly.
This ensures that your clutch hand is relieved and remains relaxed even after long tours. In addition, shift time is reduced as compared to a gearshift using the clutch: for even more dynamics and comfort.
|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||118 kw (160 hp) at 7.750 rpm|
|Max. torque||175 Nm at 5.250 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12,2 : 1|
|Mixture control||Electronic intake pipe injection|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4|
|Performance / fuel consumption|
|Maximum speed||Over 200 km/h|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC||5.7 l|
|Fuel type||Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)|
|Battery||12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath|
|Gearbox||6-speed, helical, gearbox|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||Bridge-type frame, aluminium frame with load-bearing engine|
|Front wheel location / suspension||BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||BMW Motorrad Paralever|
|Suspension travel front / rear||115 mm /135 mm|
|Steering head angle||62.2°|
|Rim, front||3,50 x 17"|
|Rim, rear||6.00 x 17"|
|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||BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)|
|Dimensions / weights|
|Seat height||750 mm (High front-seat two-piece (accessory): 810/830 mm; High seat one-piece (OE): 780 mm)|
|Inner leg curve||1,720 mm (High front-seat two-piece (accessory): 1,830/1,870 mm; High seat one-piece (OE): 1,770 mm)|
|Usable tank volume||26.5 L|
|Width (including mirrors)||1,000 mm|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||350 kg 1)|
|Permitted total weight||560 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||210 kg|
1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume (GT without case).