BMW K1600GT Review (2017)

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BMW K1600GT

It’s best described as the nearest thing to time travel you'll find.
- Rating: 10 / 10

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.

Specs

  • 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)

Pros

  • Excellent comfort
  • Smooth power
  • Reverse gear
  • All the toys
  • Handling
  • Brakes

Cons

  • Really large and heavy
  • Low speed lag
  • A bit floaty
  • Rear brake
  • Screen
  • Audio
  • Seat
Insurance

What Is It Like?

BMW K1600GT

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.

Power

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.

Handling

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.

Equipment

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

Deals, specs and pics

Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2021
£19,400
£15,550
£13,600
2,100
2020
£17,400
£13,950
£12,200
3,700
2019
£15,600
£12,500
£10,900
5,100
2018
£13,950
£11,150
£9,800
4,600
2017
£12,500
£10,000
£8,750
5,700

Gear & Accessories

Related Bikes

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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