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2021 BMW K 1600 GTL
2021 BMW K 1600 GTL

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
BMW
BMW
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
K 1600 GTL
K 1600 GTL
Model Code
K1600GTL
K1600GTL
Color
Black Storm Metallic
Black Storm Metallic

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual floating disc, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm

Rear - Single disc, diameter 320 mm, dual-piston floating caliper

ABS - BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Front - Dual floating disc, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm

Rear - Single disc, diameter 320 mm, dual-piston floating caliper

ABS - BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Wheels
Cast Aluminum
Cast Aluminum
Rims

Front - 3.5 x 17 in.

Rear - 6 x 17 in.

Front - 3.5 x 17 in.

Rear - 6 x 17 in.

Tires

Front - 120 / 70 ZR 17

Rear - 190 / 55 ZR 17

Front - 120 / 70 ZR 17

Rear - 190 / 55 ZR 17

Dimensions

Length
98 in. (2,489 mm)
98 in. (2,489 mm)
Height
Excluding mirrors - 8.1in. (1,475 mm)
Excluding mirrors - 8.1in. (1,475 mm)
Width
Including mirrors - 39.4 in. (1,000 mm)
Including mirrors - 39.4 in. (1,000 mm)
Weight
Unladen, road ready, fully fueled - 772 lb. (350 kg)
Unladen, road ready, fully fueled - 772 lb. (350 kg)
Wheelbase
63.7 in. (1,618 mm)
63.7 in. (1,618 mm)
Seat Height

Unladen weight - 29.5 in. (Standard Seat), 31.9 / 32.7 in. (High Front Seat (two-piece)), 31.9 in. (Extra High Seat), 30.7 /31.5 in. (Low Front Seat (two-piece), 30.7 in. (High Seat (one-piece))

Inner leg curve, Unladen weight - 67.7 in. (Standard Seat), 72 / 73.6 in. (High Front Seat (two-piece)), 72 in. (Extra High Seat), 69.9 / 71.3 in. (Low Front Seat (two-piece)), 69.7 in. (High Seat (one-piece))

Unladen weight - 29.5 in. (Standard Seat), 31.9 / 32.7 in. (High Front Seat (two-piece)), 31.9 in. (Extra High Seat), 30.7 /31.5 in. (Low Front Seat (two-piece), 30.7 in. (High Seat (one-piece))

Inner leg curve, Unladen weight - 67.7 in. (Standard Seat), 72 / 73.6 in. (High Front Seat (two-piece)), 72 in. (Extra High Seat), 69.9 / 71.3 in. (Low Front Seat (two-piece)), 69.7 in. (High Seat (one-piece))

Drivetrain

Transmission
Gearbox - Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Gearbox - Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Final Drive
Shaft 2.75:1
Shaft 2.75:1

Electrical

Battery
12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
Alternator
Three-phase 700 W alternator
Three-phase 700 W alternator

Engine

Engine
4-stroke in-line engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
4-stroke in-line engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
Cooling
Oil / Water
Oil / Water
Cylinders
6
6
Horsepower
160 hp (118 kW) @ 7,750 rpm
160 hp (118 kW) @ 7,750 rpm
Displacement
1,649 cc
1,649 cc
Bore x Stroke
72 x 67.5 mm
72 x 67.5 mm
Torque
Max. - 129 ft. lb. (175 Nm) @ 5,250 rpm
Max. - 129 ft. lb. (175 Nm) @ 5,250 rpm
Compression Ratio
12.2 : 1
12.2 : 1
Clutch
Multi-plate wet, hydraulically operated
Multi-plate wet, hydraulically operated
Fuel System
Mixture control / engine management - Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system
Mixture control / engine management - Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system
Emissions
Control - Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Control - Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Capacity

Usable tank volume - 7 gal. (26.5 l)

Reserve - Approx. 1 gal. (4 l)

Usable tank volume - 7 gal. (26.5 l)

Reserve - Approx. 1 gal. (4 l)

MPG Rating
40 mpg (WMTC)
40 mpg (WMTC)

Operational

Frame
Aluminum bridge-type with load-bearing engine
Aluminum bridge-type with load-bearing engine
Front Suspension

BMW Duolever; central spring strut

Travel - 4.5 in. (115 mm)

BMW Duolever; central spring strut

Travel - 4.5 in. (115 mm)

Rear Suspension

BMW Paralever

Travel - 5.3 in. (135 mm)

BMW Paralever

Travel - 5.3 in. (135 mm)

Rake
62.2°
62.2°
Trail
Castor - 4.2 in. (106.4 mm)
Castor - 4.2 in. (106.4 mm)
Maximum Speed
Over 125 mph
Over 125 mph
Capacity

Payload (with standard equipment) - 463 lb. (210 kg)

Permitted total weight - 1,235 lb. (560 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment) - 463 lb. (210 kg)

Permitted total weight - 1,235 lb. (560 kg)

Other

Additional Colors

Manhattan Metallic

Black Storm Metallic

Mineral White Metallic

Manhattan Metallic

Black Storm Metallic

Mineral White Metallic

Features

Features

  • THE DESIGN: PERFECTION: The K 1600 GTL design has received a first-class upgrade. The ly designed side panels, radiator grilles, tank trim and storage compartment make it look even more elegant. Enhancing details like the footrests has helped put the final touches on its exquisite look. Distinctive elements such as Duolever front wheel suspension, the highly visible straight-six engine, the innovative Xenon headlight and the chassis remain pioneers of style. Together with the redesigned front section, including mirror and windscreen, a uniquely elegant and dynamic line management has been achieved. The three premium paint finishes add character that’s exclusive to your bike. This luxurious, comprehensive package does not only boast a first-class design, it is also an enticingly engaging ride for the roads ahead.
  • SUPERIOR 6-CYLINDER ENGINE: The legendary six-cylinder in-line, first class engine offers an unparalleled smooth ride and the most outstanding riding performance in the luxury tour sector. Its 160 hp output and 129 lb-ft of torque at 5,250 rpm supplies the perfect dynamic thrust. This machine is also capable of achieving 70% of torque at 1,500 rpm.
  • STRIKING XENON HEADLAMPS WITH ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHT: Making sure you have everything in view and will be seen by everyone.
  • PIONEERING: 6-CYLINDER IN-LINE ENGINE: Incomparable running smoothness, with 70% of the torque achieved at 1,500 rpm.
  • REFINED TANK TRIM: The redesigned tank trim results in an elegant appearance.
  • SECOND STORAGE COMPARTMENT AS STANDARD: Even more space for comfortable travel.
  • EFFICIENT DEFLECTOR: Imposing visuals and even better protection thanks to the modified deflector.
  • ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE WINDSHIELD: More comfort, wind protection and a greater presence – ensured by the electrically adjustable windscreen.
  • KEYLESS RIDE: The optional Keyless Ride, together with the central locking system, ensure more convenience.
  • HIGH-QUALITY CHROME PARTS: High-quality chrome parts ensure elegance and visible luxury.
  • A NEW DIMENSION: The standard equipped Dynamic ESA adds a new dimension to your riding experience. Within milliseconds, the highly-sensitive module detects riding conditions and regulates the damper in the suspension. This guarantees the ideal damper settings in any riding situation. Even at an incline, levels of damping comfort that were previously unimaginable have now been achieved, resulting in an extremely steady ride.
  • HAVE A SEAT AND RELAX: The K 1600 GTL also offers unprecedented comfort. Its enticing features include an enormous amount of space and excellent accessibility. Carefully thought-out and easily accessible storage space solutions focus on the comfort of the rider, making the K 1600 GTL an uncompromising choice in touring quality. Riding with a partner on a long journey is a true pleasure thanks to a variety of appealing features such as central locking, heated seats, an electrically adjustable windscreen and a range of seat heights. The multi-controller concept is essential, allowing riders to switch functions comfortably without removing their hands from the handlebars or their eyes from the road.

Features

  • THE DESIGN: PERFECTION: The K 1600 GTL design has received a first-class upgrade. The ly designed side panels, radiator grilles, tank trim and storage compartment make it look even more elegant. Enhancing details like the footrests has helped put the final touches on its exquisite look. Distinctive elements such as Duolever front wheel suspension, the highly visible straight-six engine, the innovative Xenon headlight and the chassis remain pioneers of style. Together with the redesigned front section, including mirror and windscreen, a uniquely elegant and dynamic line management has been achieved. The three premium paint finishes add character that’s exclusive to your bike. This luxurious, comprehensive package does not only boast a first-class design, it is also an enticingly engaging ride for the roads ahead.
  • SUPERIOR 6-CYLINDER ENGINE: The legendary six-cylinder in-line, first class engine offers an unparalleled smooth ride and the most outstanding riding performance in the luxury tour sector. Its 160 hp output and 129 lb-ft of torque at 5,250 rpm supplies the perfect dynamic thrust. This machine is also capable of achieving 70% of torque at 1,500 rpm.
  • STRIKING XENON HEADLAMPS WITH ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHT: Making sure you have everything in view and will be seen by everyone.
  • PIONEERING: 6-CYLINDER IN-LINE ENGINE: Incomparable running smoothness, with 70% of the torque achieved at 1,500 rpm.
  • REFINED TANK TRIM: The redesigned tank trim results in an elegant appearance.
  • SECOND STORAGE COMPARTMENT AS STANDARD: Even more space for comfortable travel.
  • EFFICIENT DEFLECTOR: Imposing visuals and even better protection thanks to the modified deflector.
  • ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE WINDSHIELD: More comfort, wind protection and a greater presence – ensured by the electrically adjustable windscreen.
  • KEYLESS RIDE: The optional Keyless Ride, together with the central locking system, ensure more convenience.
  • HIGH-QUALITY CHROME PARTS: High-quality chrome parts ensure elegance and visible luxury.
  • A NEW DIMENSION: The standard equipped Dynamic ESA adds a new dimension to your riding experience. Within milliseconds, the highly-sensitive module detects riding conditions and regulates the damper in the suspension. This guarantees the ideal damper settings in any riding situation. Even at an incline, levels of damping comfort that were previously unimaginable have now been achieved, resulting in an extremely steady ride.
  • HAVE A SEAT AND RELAX: The K 1600 GTL also offers unprecedented comfort. Its enticing features include an enormous amount of space and excellent accessibility. Carefully thought-out and easily accessible storage space solutions focus on the comfort of the rider, making the K 1600 GTL an uncompromising choice in touring quality. Riding with a partner on a long journey is a true pleasure thanks to a variety of appealing features such as central locking, heated seats, an electrically adjustable windscreen and a range of seat heights. The multi-controller concept is essential, allowing riders to switch functions comfortably without removing their hands from the handlebars or their eyes from the road.