BMW:The new BMW K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL, K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America.
The new K 1600 models: Six-cylinder fascination for dynamic
and luxurious riding, touring and cruising.
Six-cylinder in-line engines have always belonged to the
showcase drives at BMW. Since 2010, BMW Motorrad offers fascinating
high-performance and luxurious six-cylinder equipment at the highest
level with the K 1600 models. The K 1600 GT
represents the particularly agile, dynamic variant of the six-cylinder
design, while the K 1600 GTL with its more
comfortable ergonomics and standard topcase is more for pleasurable
The K 1600 B is of a completely different
breed. It provides characteristic “streamlining” with a low rear
section in bagger style. Its motto is “The Spirit of the Open Road”.
It represents elegance, power and luxury on two wheels and allows the
rider to experience every road, every tour and every moment
particularly intensively. Derived from the K 1600 B, the
K 1600 Grand America finally combines the superior
performance of the six-cylinder in-line engine with exclusive
equipment features that make long-distance rides in American highway
cruising style an experience that is as comfortable as it is
fascinating, both alone or with a partner.
Revised six-cylinder in-line engine according to EU-5
regulations with new engine control, knock sensor system and revised
emission concept as well as engine drag torque
For use in the new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand
America, the inspiring six-cylinder engine has been adapted to the
current EU-5 regulations. From a technical point of view, the use of
the BMS-O engine control, two knock sensors and two additional
broadband lambda probes form the centrepiece. In addition to
drastically improved emission values, there are also noticeable
benefits relating to the power and torque of the six-cylinder engine.
The nominal capacity is still 118 kW (160 hp). However, it is now
already achieved at a rotational speed of 6 750 rpm and thus 1 000 rpm
sooner than was formerly the case. In addition, the technical new
features provide an increase of the maximum torque from previously 175
Nm to now 180 Nm at a rotational speed of still 5 250 rpm. Even more
superior pulling power and even more powerful acceleration are the
noticeable positive effects for the rider.
The engine drag torque control (MSR) is another new component.
With it, unstable riding conditions, which can develop in coasting
mode or when shifting down gears due to excessive slip at the rear
wheel, can be reliably avoided.
Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” electronic suspension with fully
automatic load compensation.
The BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” (Electronic
Suspension Adjustment) on the new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America
enables even higher dimensions in terms of riding safety, performance
and comfort, because damping is automatically adapted to the riding
conditions and manoeuvres, and there is also automatic riding position
compensation in all load states.
Highly modern LED light units and new full LED adaptive headlight.
BMW Motorrad has been a pioneer for decades in terms of safety
when biking. Accordingly, the new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America
already provide highly modern LED light units as standard. The new
full LED headlight with LED lens technology and iconic daytime riding
light (depending on the market) illuminates the road with an
unrivalled bright, clear light and underlines the prestige claim of
the new six-cylinder models. Another standard component of the
headlight is the swivelling “adaptive headlight” function. With it,
the low-beam LED headlight is turned into the curve according to the
heel angle. Curves are thus almost fully illuminated because the light
is where the motorbike is moving.
In addition, by swivelling the entire headlight unit (±2°), the
vehicle dynamic states (braking, accelerating) are automatically
controlled and optimum illumination is ensured at all times. In
addition, there are a number of new light functions such as the
New, 10.25 inch TFT colour display with integrated map
navigation, easy-to-use route planning and comprehensive
connectivity as standard.
The new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America are
standard-equipped with a new 10.25 inch TFT colour display with
integrated map navigation and connectivity. Due to excellent
readability, clear menu navigation and a highly integrated operating
concept, they are at the top of their motorbike segment. The new 10.25
inch colour display allows a navigation map to be displayed on the
instrument cluster, meaning an additional display is not required.
Audio system 2.0 – a new digital sound dimension as standard
or as optional equipment ex works.
With audio system 2.0, the new K 1600 GTL and Grand America
already provide an even more intensive sound experience as standard.
The audio system is available as optional equipment ex works for the
K 1600 GT and K 1600 B.
Superior riding capability and six-cylinder dynamics in
attractive basic colours, exclusive style and noble Option 719
variants. Option 719 “Midnight” with water transfer printing method
for K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America.
The new K 1600
GT, GTL, B and Grand America are available in three attractive colour
options each: a basic variant, a style variant and Option 719. Option
719 “Midnight” is particularly noteworthy, which is only available for
K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America. The highlight of this equipment
variant is the paintwork in Meteoric Dust II metallic with the
“Galaxy” theme depicted using the water transfer printing method.
Highlights of BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America: