The flagship of BMW tourers—the 2021 BMW K 1600 GTL—has a few deviations from last year. There’s nothing huge, though there are new colors, along with changes to the options and packages. Here we go with the 2021 BMW K 1600 GTL, fresh from our European contacts.
BMW has dropped the Safety Package. A number of its features are now standard on the latest K 1600 GTL.
Reverse is no longer an option on the GTL—it’s on every example.
Instead of being an option, DLRs are now standard on the GTL.
You don’t have to pay extra for tire pressure monitoring any long. BMW will have the safety feature standard on the ’21 GTL.
If you get the Comfort Package, engine protection bars are now included. Even if you don’t want the Comfort Package, the bars are available as an independent option.
The GTL’s colors are shuffled around for 2021. Gone are Pollux Metallic, Option 179 Stardust Metallic, and Option 719 Blue Planet Metallic/Ivory Spezial. In their place are Manhattan Metallic, Style Elegance, as well as Option 719 Mineral White Metallic.For fans of Black Storm Metallic, it’s back for ’21.
The availability and prices for the 2021 BMW K 1600 GTL are not yet available.
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