Buyers Guide BMW 2016 BMW K 1600 GT | Buyer's Guide

2016 BMW K 1600 GT | Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW K 1600 GT | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

 2016 BMW K 1600 GT | Buyer's Guide
2016 BMW K 1600 GT

The BMW K 1600 GT’s inline-6 sprung from BMW’s obsession with six-cylinder automobiles. 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 2016 BMW K 1600 GT has Dynamic Traction Control as a standard feature, along with BMW’s ABS Pro, which is corner-sensitive. By any standard, the GT is a high-performance luxury tourer ready for the interstate and backroads.

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2016 BMW K 1600 GT Specs:

ENGINE

  • Type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC inline-6
  • Bore x stroke: 72 x 67.5mm
  • Displacement: 1649cc
  • Maximum power: 160 horsepower @ 7750 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 129 ft/lbs @ 5250 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.2:1
  • Engine management: EFI w/ ride-by-wire
  • Emissions control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
  • Lubrication: Dry sump

PERFORMANCE

  • Maximum speed: 125+ mph
  • Fuel consumption: 52 mpg at a constant 55 mph
  • Fuel: Premium

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Alternator: 3-phase, 580 watts
  • Battery: 12 V / 19 Ah

TRANSMISSION

  • Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed
  • Final drive: Shaft

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Aluminum bridge-type w/ load-bearing engine

    Suspension

  • Front: BMW Motorrad Duolever w/ central spring strut; 4.9 inches of travel
  • Rear: BMW Motorrad Paralever; 5.3 inches of travel

WHEELS

  • Type: Cast aluminum
  • Front rim: 3.50 x 17″
  • Rear rim: 6.00 x 17″
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear tire: 190/55 ZR17
  • Front brakes: Twin 320mm floating discs w/ four-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear brake: 320mm disc, with dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Cornering-optimized ABS standard

DIMENSIONS

  • L x W x H: 91.5 x 39.4 x 56.7 inches
  • Wheelbase: 66.1 inches
  • Rake: 27.8°
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Seat height: 31.9 or 32.7 inches (standard choices); various optional seats
  • Curb weight: 732 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 7.0 gallons

2016 BMW K 1600 GT Colors:

  • Cosmic Blue Metallic/Black Storm Metallic
  • Black Storm Metallic
  • Light White

2016 BMW K 1600 GT Price:

  • MSRP From $21 ,995

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