BMW K 1600 GTL - 2011 Specifications and Reviews

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About the BMW K 1600 GTL

Powered by a Euro 3 compliant liquid cooled 1649.00cc in-line 6 cylinder engine, producing 160.5bhp

The 103kg engine is angled forwards for optimum weight distribution and a low centre of gravity.

Essentially the same bike as the 2011- 2016 K1600GT but with a some changes to make it more suitable for relaxed longer distance touring, especially when carrying a pillion. It includes a 49 litre top box, making the bike 16.5cm longer, this includes a more luxurious padding for the pillion. It also has a larger 26.5 litre tank, lower single piece seat, larger screen and more relaxed position with pegs further forwards and bars further back.

You also get Chrome silencers, sat nav prep as standard with auxiliary audio connector and wider footrests this makes it weigh in 29kg heavier.

For your storage needs there are colour coded panniers and a waterproof lockable glove box in the right fairing. When the satnav is fitted a cover pops down when parked to keep it secure.

There is also a 5.7" colour TFT screen in the centre of the clocks, connected to the multi controller on the left bar, which provides access to the range of options on the bike including the extensive multimedia capabilities. 

Optional extras include: banking-aware traction control, Electronic Suspension Adjustment II, adaptive headlight, heated grips, heated seat, side-mounted additional LED headlights, see me home lights with the optional central locking, computer, tyre pressure monitor, engine bars, cruise control and Akrapovic silencers.

in 2014 the K1600GTL Exclusive was introduced, which includes four coats of paint, the adaptive Xenon light, engine bars and ESA.

General information

Category:Touring
Year:2011
Model:BMW K 1600 GTL

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Exhaust system:Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Emission details:Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Clutch:Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath
Transmission type,final drive:Shaft drive (cardan)
Gearbox:6-speed
Cooling system:Liquid
Lubrication system:Dry sump
Fuel control:DOHC
Fuel system:Injection. E-Throttle: fully electronic relay between accelerator grip and throttle valve. Three drive modes to choose from (´Rain´, ´Road´, ´Dynamic´)
Valves per cylinder:4
Bore x stroke:72.0 x 67.5 mm (2.8 x 2.7 inches)
Compression:12.2:1
Torque:175.00 Nm (17.8 kgf-m or 129.1 ft.lbs) @ 5000
Power:158.24
Engine type:In-line six, four-stroke
Capacity:1649.00 ccm (100.62 cubic inches)

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

Wheels:Cast aluminium
Rear brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc
Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakes:Double disc. 4-piston. EVO brake system with the BMW Motorrad Integral ABS
Rear tyre dimensions:190/55-ZR17
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-ZR17
Rear suspension travel:135 mm (5.3 inches)
Rear suspension:Swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front suspension travel:125 mm (4.9 inches)
Front suspension:BMW Motorrad Duolever
Trail:112 mm (4.4 inches)
Rake (fork angle):29.4°
Frame type:Bridge-type main frame made of light alloy
   

Physical measures and capacities

Reserve fuel capacity:4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)
Fuel capacity:26.50 litres (7.00 gallons)
Wheelbase:1,680 mm (66.1 inches)
Overall width:1,000 mm (39.4 inches)
Overall length:2,489 mm (98.0 inches)
Overall height:1,465 mm (57.7 inches)
Seat height:750 mm (29.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Power/weight ratio:0.4930 HP/kg
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:348.0 kg (767.2 pounds)
Dry weight:321.0 kg (707.7 pounds)

Other specs

Comments:Power Steering
Carrying capacity:Front Rack Capacity 100 lbs / 45.4 kg. Rear Rack Capacity 50 lbs / 22.7 kg. Towing Capacity 1,050 lbs / 476.3 kg
Wheelbase:1,473 mm (58.0 inches)
Ground clearance:1,278 mm (50.3 inches)
Seat:Removable Passenger Seat and Optional 3-in-1 Versatility
Rear tyre:25/10-12
Front tyre:25/8-12
Rear wheel travel:254 mm (10.0 inches)
Rear Suspension:Double A-Arm
Front wheel travel:254 mm (10.0 inches)
Front Suspension:Double A-Arm
Driveline:Automatic CVT with EBS, Hi/Lo Range and Reverse. 2/4 WD + Diff Lock
Valves per cylinder:4
Bore x Stroke:102.0 x 85.0 mm (4.0 x 3.3 inches)
Color options:Blue, silver
Light:Adaptive xenon headlight
Starter:Electric

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