BMW K 1600 GTL E - 2014 Specifications and Reviews

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About the BMW K 1600 GTL E

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

ModelBMW K 1600 GTL E

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Exhaust systemStainless steel exhaust system
Emission detailsEmission Standard EU 3
Greenhouse gases106.7 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
Fuel consumption4.60 litres/100 km (21.7 km/l or 51.13 mpg)
DrivelineShaft Driveline
ClutchWet clutch
Transmission type,final driveShaft drive (cardan)
Cooling systemLiquid
Lubrication systemDry sump
Fuel controlDouble Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)
Fuel systemInjection. Electronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-X)
Bore x Stroke72.0 x 67.5 mm (2.8 x 2.7 inches)
Top speed201.2 km/h (125.0 mph)
Torque175.00 Nm (17.8 kgf-m or 129.1 ft.lbs) @ 5250 Revolutions">RPM
Power160.00 Horsepower">HP (116.8 Kilowatt">kW)) @ 7750 Revolutions">RPM
Engine typeTwo cylinder boxer, two-stroke

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

WheelsCast Aluminium
Rear brakes diameter320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakesSingle disc. Two-piston calipers.
Front brakes diameter320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakesDouble disc. Four-piston calipers.
Rear tyre190/55-ZR17
Front tyre120/70-ZR17
Rear wheel travel135 mm (5.3 inches)
Rear SuspensionParalever
Front wheel travel125 mm (4.9 inches)
Front SuspensionDuolever, central spring strut
Trail108 mm (4.3 inches)
Rake (fork angle)27.8°
Frame typeCast Aluminium, partially load bearing engine

Physical measures and capacities

Reserve fuel capacity4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)
Fuel capacity26.50 litres (7.00 gallons)
Wheelbase1,618 mm (63.7 inches)
Overall width1,000 mm (39.4 inches)
Overall length2,489 mm (98.0 inches)
Overall height1,465 mm (57.7 inches)
Seat height750 mm (29.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Power/weight ratio0.4984 HP/kg
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc364.0 kg (802.5 pounds)
Dry weight321.0 kg (707.7 pounds)

Other specs

Carrying capacitySaddle bags. Topbox.
Electrical12 V / 19 Ah maintenance free battery.
Color optionsBlue

Rider Reviews

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MotorcycleDB Review

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