BMW K1600GTL For Sale
What Is It?
The BMW K1600GTL is a premium touring bike and is powered by a Euro 3 compliant liquid cooled 1,649 cc inline six cylinder engine, producing 160.5 bhp at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque at 5,250 rpm with 70% from just 1,500 rpm.
- Shaft drive
- Aluminium frame / subframe with Magnesium fairing frame
- Dual 320 mm discs up front with four piston calipers
- 320 mm disc at the rear with two piston caliper
- BMW cornering ABS system
- Duolever front suspension with 115 mm travel
- Adjustable rear shock with 135 mm travel
- Ride modes: Road / Rain / Dynamic
- 6->2 Stainless Steel exhaust system
- LED tail light and indicators
- Fold out side deflectors
- 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator
The compact and super smooth 103 kg engine is angled forwards near the road for optimum weight distribution and a low centre of gravity.
There's a 49 litre top box with more padding for the pillion, larger 26.5 litre tank, lower 750 mm 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 29 kg heavier. 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 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, 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 on to 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.
Accessories include banking-aware traction control, 3-mode dynamic electronic suspension (ESA II, £750), 780 mm / 810 mm high seats, heated grips, heated seat, side-mounted additional LED headlights, see me home ground lights plus central locking, computer, TPMS, engine bars, cruise control and Akrapovic silencers.
Colours: Dark blue, silver
Up And Down The Range
It's is essentially the same bike as the K1600GT but with a few minor mods to make it more suitable to relaxed longer distance touring, especially two up.
Launch RRP: £16,500
Capacity: 1,649 cc (very high)
Power: 160 bhp / 119 kW (very high)
Red Line: 8,500 rpm (average)
Top Speed: 143 mph / 230 km/h (high)
Economy: 40 mpg / 7.1 L/100km (average)
Range: 230 miles / 370 km (high)
Fuel Capacity: 26.5 litres / 5.8 gallons (very high)
Seat Height: 750 mm / 29.5 inches (low)
Wet Weight: 348 kg / 767 pounds (very heavy)
Dry Weight: 321 kg / 708 pounds
Power to Weight: 0.460 bhp/kg / 0.343 kW/kg
Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)
2014: £17,300 K1600GTL Exclusive with four coats of paint, adaptive headlight, engine bars and ESA II.
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