2011 BMW MotorcycleThe 2011 BMW K 1600 GT grew from BMW’s obsession with six- cylinder automobiles, and it has a few surprises.
Claimed to be the narrowest inline-six ever, BMW claims the motor puts out an impressive 160 horsepower, but even more importantly, it produces 129 ft/lbs of torque, the stock in trade of a sport-tourer.The new K 1600 GT features three engine modes-Dynamic, Road, Rain-plus Dynamic Traction Control as a factory option.The suspension is also electronically adjustable, with Sport, Normal, and Comfort modes.2011 BMW K 1600 GT Quick Specs
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-6
BORE x STROKE: 72mm x 67.5mm
COMP. RATIO: 12.2:1
WHEELBASE: 63.7 inches
RAKE: 27.8 degrees
CURB WEIGHT: 703 pounds
For a look into the entire 2011 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.
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