BMW K 1600 GT - 2014 Specifications and Reviews

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About the BMW K 1600 GT

Powered by a Euro 3 compliant incredibly compact 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.

For storage includes 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 a colour TFT dash in the centre of the dash, connected to the multi controller on the left bar, which gives access to the selection of options on the bike including the extensive multimedia capabilities.

Optional extras include banking-aware traction control, Electronic Suspension Adjustment II with 3 ride modes, adaptive headlight, heated grips, heated seat, side-mounted additional LED headlights, see me home lights with the optional central locking, computer, tyre pressure monitoring, higher screen, large top box, engine bars, cruise control and Akrapovic silencers.

There is also an optional adaptive headlight, which is one of the technological marvels of the K1600 series. It fires up at a mirror which then directs the beam onto the road where it is most needed.

The K1600GT SE version gets you the cool adaptive headlight and dynamic traction control.

General information

ModelBMW K 1600 GT

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Emission detailsClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Greenhouse gases104.4 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
Fuel consumption4.50 litres/100 km (22.2 km/l or 52.27 mpg)
DrivelineCardan Shaft
ClutchMultiple-disc clutch in oil bath
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)
Valves per cylinder4
Bore x Stroke72.0 x 67.5 mm (2.8 x 2.7 inches)
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

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 SuspensionTravel front/rear:
Front wheel travel125 mm (4.9 inches)
Front SuspensionBMW Motorrad Duolever
Trail108 mm (4.3 inches)
Rake (fork angle)27.8°
Frame typeBridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load bearing engine

Physical measures and capacities

Reserve fuel capacity4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)
Fuel capacity24.00 litres (6.34 gallons)
Wheelbase1,680 mm (66.1 inches)
Overall width1,000 mm (39.4 inches)
Overall length2,324 mm (91.5 inches)
Overall height1,440 mm (56.7 inches)
Seat height810 mm (31.9 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Power/weight ratio0.5424 HP/kg
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc319.0 kg (703.3 pounds)
Dry weight295.0 kg (650.4 pounds)

Other specs

Carrying capacitySaddle bags
Electrical12V/19Ah, maintenance free battery.
Color optionsBlue, graphite

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