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2021 BMW K 1600 GTL [Model Overview]

2021 BMW K 1600 GTL

BMW’s Premium Touring Machine: The 2021 BMW K 1600 GTL

The K 1600 GTL is the top-of-the-line touring machine from BMW Motorrad, and one of the most exciting models in the 2021 BMW line-up. This European-made touring behemoth takes all of the best features of the K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America, and combines them into one comprehensive, first-class motorcycle

The heart of the K 1600 GTL is a 1,649 cc six-cylinder engine. It’s a top-class engine that offers a smooth ride experience, 160 horsepower, 129 lb-ft of torque, and enough grunt to propel this heavyweight motorcycle to speeds in excess of 125 mph. That power is kept in check thanks to a bevy of premium riding aids such as Dynamic Traction Control, Cruise Control, ABS Pro, and Gear Shift Assist Pro technology.

As a first-class touring machine, the BMW K 1600 GTL is equipped with a wide range of practical features, such as hard-luggage with up to 31 gallons of storage space, a touring-friendly windshield, Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment, Reverse Assist, and Hill Start Control. Other top features include a sophisticated Bluetooth-enabled audio system, a multi-function controller, heated seats, and a xenon headlight.

For 2021, the K 1600 GTL is available in three color options: Manhattan Metallic, Black Storm Metallic, and Mineral White Metallic.

The 2021 BMW K 1600 GTL starts at $26,995 USD / $32,900 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 BMW K 1600 GTL in one place.

2021 BMW K 1600 GTL

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $26,995 USD / $32,900 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Powerful six-cylinder inline engine
    • Dynamic ESA: unevenness ironed flat.
    • Reverse Assist: effortlessly maneuvering and backing out of parking spaces.
    • Gear Shift Assistant Pro

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,649 cc oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine
  • Power:  160 HP
  • Torque: 129 lbs-ft
  • Wet Weight: 772 lbs (350 kg)
  • Seat Height: 29.5 in (750 mm)


  • Honda Gold Wing
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2021 BMW K 1600 GTL

2021 BMW K 1600 GTL Specifications

From BMW


Engine 1,649 cc oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine
Engine Power 160 Hp
Bore x Stroke 72 mm x 67.5 mm
Compression Ratio 12.2 : 1
Fuel delivery Electronic intake pipe injection
Starter Electric
Max Torque 175 Nm at 5,250 rpm


Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath
Transmission 6-speed helical, gearbox
Drive Shaft drive


Suspension Front BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Suspension Rear BMW Motorrad Paralever
Brakes Front Dual disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brakes Rear Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston caliper
Tires Front 120/70 ZR 17
Tires Rear 190/55 ZR 17
Fuel Tank Capacity
Color Black storm metallic


Alternator 700 W
Battery 12 V/19 Ah, maintenance-free
Headlight Xenon headlight
Tail Light White LED indicators and LED rear light


Overall Length 2,489mm
Overall Width 39.4″ (1,000 mm)
Overall Height 1,475 mm
Wheelbase 1,618 mm
Castor 106.4 mm
Seat Height 750 mm (OE seat high 780 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

350 kg



2021 BMW K 1600 GTL

2021 BMW K 1600 GTL Features

Striking headlamps with Adaptive Headlight.

Making sure you have everything in view and will be seen by everyone.

Pioneering: 6-cylinder in-line engine

Incomparable running smoothness, with 70% of the torque already being achieved at 1500 rpm.

Refined tank trim.

The redesigned tank trim results in an even more elegant appearance.

Second storage compartment as standard.

Even more space for comfortable travel.

Efficient deflector.

Imposing visuals and even better protection thanks to the modified deflector.

Electrically adjustable windshield

More comfort, wind protection and a greater presence – the electrically adjustable windscreen makes sure of this

Keyless Ride.

The optional Keyless Ride, together with the central locking system, ensure more convenience.

High-quality chrome parts.

High-quality chrome parts ensure elegance and visible luxury.

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