2021 Motorcycle Previews 2021 BMW K 1600 GT First Look (9 Fast Facts from Europe)

2021 BMW K 1600 GT First Look (9 Fast Facts from Europe)

While there isn’t much new about the 2021 BMW K 1600 GT, there are a few changes to the big German sport-touring motorcycle that are of interest—both standard and optional equipment. Here’s what our European sources tell us is going to be different on the ’21 GT.

  1. Reverse is no longer an option on the BMW K 1600 GT—it’s standard. In 2021, every version of the GT gets reverse.

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  1. The two Option 719 colorways are replaced with a new color. Welcome Option 719 Mineral White Metallic, and say goodbye to Option 719 Stardust Metallic and Option 719 Blueplanet Metallic/Ivory. Black Storm Metallic and Black Storm Metallic/Glacier Silver Metallic are returning.
  1. Black is the color for the 2021. Whichever color you chose for the GT, the engine and frame will be black for ’21.
  1. The lighting is upgraded for the standard GT. Both the adaptive turning lights and DLRs are included on every GT.

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  1. The tire pressure monitoring system is now a standard feature on all versions of the 2021 BMW K 1600 GT. 
  1. Engine protection bars are now available as an option. 
  1. The Tour Package gets auxiliary LED headlights.

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  1. There won’t be a Safety Package in 2021.
  1. We don’t have prices or availability dates yet.

2021 BMW K 1600 GT Specifications


  • Type: Inline-6
  • Displacement: 1649cc
  • Bore x stroke: 72 x 67.5mm
  • Maximum power: 160 horsepower @ 7750 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 129 ft-lbs @ 5250 rpm
  • Maximum speed: 125+ mph
  • Compression ratio: 12.2:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; 4vpc
  • Gearbox: Constant-mesh 6-speed w/ helical-cut gears
  • Clutch: Hydraulically actuated multi-disc
  • Final drive: Shaft


  • Frame: Aluminum bridge-type w/ load-bearing engine
  • Front suspension; travel: BMW Motorrad Duolever w/ central spring strut; 4.5 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: BMW Motorrad Paralever; 5.3 inches
  • Wheels: Cast aluminum
  • Front wheel: 17 x 3.50
  • Rear wheel: 17 x 6.00
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 190/55 x 17
  • Front brakes: 320mm floating discs w/ 4-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear brake: 320mm disc w/ dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Cornering-aware ABS standard


  • Wheelbase: 63.7 inches
  • Rake: 27.8 degrees
  • Trail: 4.2 inches
  • Seat height: 31.9 or 32.7 inches; various optional seats
  • Curb weight: 736 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 7.0 gallons
  • Estimate fuel consumption: 41 mpg


  • Black Storm Metallic
  • Black Storm Metallic/Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Option 719 Mineral White Metallic2021 BMW K 1600 GT Price: $MSRP TBA



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