BMW K1600GTL For Sale


Insurance Costs: 10 of 10


Current Prices: £16,650–£12,350


Launch RRP: £18,450


Power: 160 bhp

Engine: 1,649 cc, 8,500 rpm red line, 160 mph top speed


Economy: 40 mpg

Range: 230 miles from the 26.5 litre tank


Seat Height: 750 mm

Weight: 350 kg (wet)

What Is It?

The BMW K1600GTL is a premium touring bike and is powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 1,649cc inline six cylinder engine, producing 160.5bhp at 7,750rpm and maximum torque at 6,500rpm.

The compact and super smooth 103kg engine is angled forwards near the road for optimum weight distribution and a low centre of gravity.

Features include:

  • Shaft drive
  • Magnesium fairing frame
  • Aluminium frame / subframe
  • 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 modes: Road / Rain / Dynamic
  • Dynamic electronic suspension (ESA II)
  • Banking-aware traction control (DTC)
  • ABS Pro and dynamic brake light
  • Audio system with GPS preparation
  • 6->2 Stainless Steel exhaust system
  • LED tail light and indicators
  • Flip out side deflectors
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Compared to the 2011-2016 model there's a new engine mapping to make the emissions Euro 4 compliant, ESA and DTC are now standard, reverse assist and hill start control are new options, the new side fairings offer better wind protection, there are new silencer ends and maximum torque is 1,250rpm higher up the range. The side storage compartments have also been tweaked.

It's essentially the same bike as the £1,250 cheaper and 16kg lighter K1600GT but with a few minor mods to make it more suitable to relaxed longer distance touring, especially two up.

There's a 49 litre top box with luxurious padding for the pillion, lower 750mm single piece seat, larger comfort screen and more relaxed rider position with the pegs further forwards and bars sweeping further back. The 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/55 at the rear.

For storage there are helmet swallowing colour coded panniers and a waterproof lockable glove box in the right fairing for piping in music. 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, 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.

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. It fires up at a mirror which then directs the beam onto the road where it's most needed, even when banking.

You also now get the option of fitting BMW's Intelligent Emergency Call system, operated from the right handlebar. It activates automatically to send your coordinates to the emergency services, but can also be activated manually using the SOS button on the bar.

Accessories include reverse assist, hill start control, 780mm / 810mm high seats, heated grips, heated seat, side-mounted additional LED headlights (£340), see me home ground lights plus optional central locking (£380), computer, TPMS, engine bars, cruise control, quickshifter (£355), keyless start (£250) and Akrapovic silencers.

The £22,950 K1600GTL Exclusive gets you the shiny headlight, TPMS, hill start control, reverse assist, keyless start, additional LED lights, ground lighting, second brake light on the top box, engine guard and three layers of paint but it's 14kg heavier.

  • 2017: Black, white, grey, red
  • 2018-2019: Green, white, blue/silver, brown/silver
  • 2020: Black, green, blue/silver, brown/silver

2018: New design LED fog lights and a host of BMW Motorrad Special finish items including a luxury brown seat and special blue or brown colour schemes. Hill start control is now standard.

2020: Reverse gear now standard and switch gear from grey to black.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2017 £15,450 £12,350 £10,850 3,700
2018 £16,650 £13,350 £11,650 2,100


Popularity / How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2017 87 7 94 Rarely
2018 18 - 18 Rarely
2019 Data not yet available Rarely

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