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BMW K 1600 GTL - 2016 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:2016
Model:BMW K 1600 GTL

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Greenhouse gases:106.7 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
Fuel consumption:4.60 litres/100 km (21.7 km/l or 51.13 mpg)
Driveline:Cardan shaft
Clutch:Multi-plate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Transmission type,final drive:Shaft drive (cardan)
Gearbox:6-speed
Cooling system:Liquid
Lubrication system:Dry sump
Fuel control:Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (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)
Compression:12.2:1
Torque:175.00 Nm (17.8 kgf-m or 129.1 ft.lbs) @ 5250 Revolutions">RPM
Power:160.00 Horsepower">HP (116.8 Kilowatt">kW)) @ 7750 Revolutions">RPM
Engine type:Two cylinder boxer, two-stroke

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

Wheels:Cast aluminium wheels
Rear brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc. ABS. Two-piston calipers.
Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakes:Double disc. ABS. Four-piston calipers.
Rear tyre:190/55-ZR17
Front tyre:120/70-ZR17
Rear wheel travel:135 mm (5.3 inches)
Rear Suspension:BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front wheel travel:125 mm (4.9 inches)
Front Suspension:BMW Duolever, central spring strut
Trail:108 mm (4.3 inches)
Rake (fork angle):27.8°
Frame type:Aluminum bridge-type frame with load-bearing engine
   

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:0.4984 HP/kg
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:348.0 kg (767.2 pounds)
Dry weight:321.0 kg (707.7 pounds)
   

Other specs

Comments:Windscreen
Carrying capacity:Saddle bags. Topbox.
Electrical:12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free battery. Three-phase 580 W alternator.
Starter:Electric
Color options:Ocean Blue Metallic Matte, Black Storm Metallic, Glacier White Metallic

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