BMW K1600GT Review

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Smooth power, comfort, handling, suspension, reverse gear, sound
×Seat, really large, really heavy
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What Is It?

The BMW K1600GT is a premium touring bike powered by an exceptional six cylinder engine.

Engine: 1,649 cc Inline Six, 160 bhp

Economy: 40 mpg

Range: 230 miles

Seat Height: 810 mm

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What Is It Like?


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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

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2017 £14,950 £11,950 £10,450 5,100
2018 £17,200 £13,750 £12,050 3,700
2019 £19,750 £15,800 £13,850 2,100

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