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.
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- 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
- 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
- Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
- Indian Challenger
2021 BMW K 1600 GTL Specifications
|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|
|Max Torque||175 Nm at 5,250 rpm|
|Clutch||Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath|
|Transmission||6-speed helical, gearbox|
|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|
|Battery||12 V/19 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Tail Light||White LED indicators and LED rear light|
|Overall Width||39.4″ (1,000 mm)|
|Overall Height||1,475 mm|
|Seat Height||750 mm (OE seat high 780 mm)|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||