BMW K1600GT For Sale
The 2011 BMW K1600GT is a premium touring bike and is powered by an exceptional 1,649cc inline six engine which puts out 160bhp. The K1600GTL adds the top box and both were replaced in 2017.
What Is It?
It's powered by a Euro 3 compliant incredibly compact liquid cooled 1649cc in-line 6 cylinder engine, producing 160.5bhp at 7,750rpm and maximum torque at 5,250rpm (70% from just 1,500rpm!). The super smooth 103kg engine is angled forwards near the road for optimum weight distribution and a low centre of gravity.
- Aluminium frame/subframe/shaft drive with Magnesium fairing frame
- Low maintenance shaft final drive
- Dual 320mm discs up front with radial 2 piston calipers
- 320mm disc at the rear with 2 piston caliper
- BMW cornering ABS system
- Duolever front suspension with 115mm travel
- Adjustable rear shock with 135mm travel
- Ride by wire technology with Road/Rain/Dynamic modes
- 6->2 Stainless Steel exhaust system
- LED tail light and indicators
- 6 speed gearbox and light clutch
It weighs in at 319kg wet without the panniers and the standard seat can be set to 810mm or 830mm or 780mm/800mm with the optional low seat. Even lower 750mm and 780mm fixed rider seat sections are also available as options.
For storage there are helmet swallowing colour coded panniers and a waterproof lockable glove box in the right fairing for piping in music from iPods etc. When the satnav is fitted a shield pops down when parked to keep it safe.
There is also a 5.7" colour TFT dash in the centre of the clocks, coupled to the multi controller on the left bar (like the R1200RT), which gives access to the wealth of options on the bike from the extensive multimedia capabilities to the electrically adjustable screen. The screen remembers the last position and even has an anti squash mechanism. Not that you'll need them in the UK but to direct more cooling air onto the rider, you'll have to check the full screen pics for this one, are two little fold out parts of the fairing just above the side fairings.
As standard you get a Xenon main beam in the centre, flanked by Halogen high beams and circular position lights but the optional adaptive headlight is one of the many technological marvels of the K1600 series (check the pics above). It fires up at a mirror which then directs the beam onto the road where it's most needed, such as tracking the corner ahead of you, even when banking; the banking information is also used by the ABS and optional traction control systems. The 17" cast Aluminium wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/55 at the rear.
Options include banking-aware traction control which adjusts to the 3 ride modes, Electronic Suspension Adjustment II (ESA, £750) with Normal/Comfort/Sport modes, adaptive headlight, heated grips, heated seat, side-mounted additional LED headlights, see me home ground lights with the optional central locking, computer, tyre pressure monitoring, higher comfort screen, 49 litre top box, engine bars, cruise control and Akrapovic silencers.
The £15,800 K1600GT SE gets you the cool adaptive headlight and dynamic traction control.
- 2011: Red, light grey
The £1,500 more expensive K1600GTL is essentially the same bike but with a few minor mods to make it more suitable to relaxed longer distance touring, especially two up. It comes with a 49 litre top box, making the bike 16.5cm longer, which also includes more luxurious padding for the pillion. There's a larger 26.5 litre tank, lower 750mm single piece seat, larger comfort screen and more relaxed rider position with the pegs further forwards and bars sweeping further back.
You also get Chrome rather than Steel silencers, sat nav prep as standard with auxiliary audio connector and wider rider footrests, but it's 29kg heavier.
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