BMW K 1600 GTL - 2013 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

Model:BMW K 1600 GTL

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Emission details:Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Greenhouse gases:104.9 CO
Fuel consumption:4.52 litres/100 km (22.1 km/l or 52.04 mpg)
Driveline:Enclosed driveshaft
Clutch:Multi-plate clutch in oil bath, hydraulic activation
Transmission type,final drive:Shaft drive (cardan)
Cooling system:Liquid
Lubrication system:Dry sump
Fuel control:DOHC
Fuel system:Injection. Electronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-X)
Valves per cylinder:4
Bore x stroke:72.0 x 67.5 mm (2.8 x 2.7 inches)
Top speed:201.2 km/h (125.0 mph)
Torque:129.00 Nm (13.2 kgf-m or 95.2 ft.lbs) @ 5250
Engine type:Two cylinder boxer, two-stroke
Capacity:1649.00 ccm (100.62 cubic inches)

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

Wheels:Cast aluminium wheels
Rear brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc. Two-piston calipers. ABS.
Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakes:Double disc. Four-piston calipers. ABS.
Rear tyre dimensions:190/55-17
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-17
Rear suspension travel:135 mm (5.3 inches)
Rear suspension:BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front suspension travel:124 mm (4.9 inches)
Front suspension:BMW Motorrad Duolever
Trail:109 mm (4.3 inches)
Rake (fork angle):27.8°
Frame type:Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine

Physical measures and capacities

Reserve fuel capacity:3.79 litres (1.00 gallons)
Fuel capacity:26.50 litres (7.00 gallons)
Wheelbase:1,679 mm (66.1 inches)
Overall width:1,001 mm (39.4 inches)
Overall length:2,487 mm (97.9 inches)
Overall height:1,466 mm (57.7 inches)
Seat height:749 mm (29.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Power/weight ratio:0.4982 HP/kg
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:348.4 kg (768.0 pounds)
Dry weight:321.1 kg (708.0 pounds)

Other specs

Wheelbase:1,390 mm (54.7 inches)
Rear tyre:180/55-17
Front tyre:120/70-17
Rear wheel travel:120 mm (4.7 inches)
Rear Suspension:Swing arm. Extreme Tech Mono Shock fully adjustable,
Front wheel travel:115 mm (4.5 inches)
Front Suspension:Swing arm. Monoshock, Pull-Rod Extreme Tech, fully adjustable (Preload - External Hydraulic device, Compression, Rebound,
Valves per cylinder:2
Bore x Stroke:98.0 x 71.5 mm (3.9 x 2.8 inches)
Max RPM RPM:9000
Engine details:Ducati 90 degree L-Twin
Capacity:1079.00 ccm (65.84 cubic inches)
Model:Bimota Tesi 3D Naked
Color options:Blue, grey
Carrying capacity:Saddle bags. Topbox.
Electrical:12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free battery.

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