BMW K1600GT Review (2017)
What Is It?
The BMW K1600GT is a premium touring bike and is powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 1,649 cc inline six engine, producing 160.5 bhp at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque at 6,500 rpm.
- Seat Height: Average (810 mm / 31.9 inches)
- Weight: Very heavy (334 kg / 736 lbs)
- Economy: Average (40 mpg / 7.1 l/100km / 14.2 km/l)
- Range: High (230 miles / 370 km)
- Power to Weight: Average (0.479 bhp/kg / 0.357 kW/kg)
- Top Speed: Very high (160 mph / 257 km/h)
What Is It Like?
K1600GT SE Review
I've had a few R1200RT bikes and love them; but, I'd borrowed K1600GT last year while my bike was being serviced. I love the growl from the exhausts and the performance is outstanding.
It’s best described as the nearest thing to time travel you'll find. On the RT you look to the distance, wind on the throttle and you arrive; on the GT, you look to the distance wind up the throttle and... it's behind you.
Totally effortless riding, silky smooth acceleration and the level of accessories are beyond belief. It even has a reverse gear, bit of a gimmick? Not a bit, loaded up with pillion and luggage makes manoeuvring effortless.
As I was brought up on crash gear boxes I couldn't get on with the quick shifter. I am old school, can change gear seamlessly and better than the quick shifter. Maybe I just need to get used to it. Time will tell..
- Graham T, 2019
Gear & Accessories
BMW K1600GTL - Builds on the GT with a taller screen and a few mods to make it better for two up riding.
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