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

2016 BMW K 1600 GTL | Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW K 1600 GTL | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

Going up against the granddaddy of luxury tourers, the Honda Gold Wing is a tough job, but the BMW K 1600 GTL has proved to be up to the challenge.

Delivering more relaxed ergonomics and more creature comforts than the GT edition, the GTL weighs a bit more and is slightly slower in acceleration. Dynamic Traction Control is a standard feature to help control the 160 horsepower inline-6, as well as its 129 ft/lbs of torque at just 5250 rpm. BMW’s ABS Pro is standard.

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2016 BMW K 1600 GTL 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
  • Front suspension: BMW Motorrad Duolever w/ central spring strut; 4.9 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: BMW Motorrad Paralever; 5.3 inches of travel

WHEELS/BRAKES

  • 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: 63.7 inches
  • Rake: 27.8°
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Seat height: 29.5 inches (standard); various optional seats
  • Curb weight: 768 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 7.0 gallons

 

2016 BMW K 1600 GTL Colors:

  • Ocean Blue Metallic Matte
  • Black Storm Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic

2016 BMW K 1600 GTL Price:

  • MSRP From $24,395

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With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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