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.
2013 BMW K 1600 GTL
Model NameK 1600
Generic Type (Primary)Touring
Engine TypeOil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
Cylinders-Displacement (cc)1,649 cc
Engine Power160 hp at 7,750 rpm
Engine Torque129 lb/ft at 5,250 rpm
Compression Ratio12.2 : 1
Mixture ControlElectronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-X)
EmissionsClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Top Speed125 mph
Fuel Usage, 100% Load52 mpg, at a constant 55 mph / 41 mpg, at a constant 75 mph
Fuel TypePremium Unleaded
Alternatorthree-phase alternator 580 W
Battery12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
ClutchMulti-plate clutch in oil bath, hydraulic activation