BMW is the only European manufacturer to produce a large displacement luxury-focused touring motorcycle, the K 1600 series. Within the 2022 BMW lineup there are 4 models of the K1600 and in the simplest terms the GT and GTL have a more European style, and the B and Grand America have, you guessed it, a more North American leaning style.
BMW has revised the K 1600 engine to meet Euro 5 compliance, and in the process found a bit more torque along with a slightly lower peak RPM for the 160 hp. The silky-smooth inline 6 engine easily wins the power wars compared to all rivals.
The K 1600 GT and GTL are extremely similar in terms of standard equipment. A new 10.25-Inch Color-TFT display with connectivity and integrated map-navigation, Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment with automatic load leveling), and 4 configurable favorite buttons hint at how loaded the standard machines actually come. There is an optional premium package which adds keyless ignition, central locking, LED fog lamps, Gear Shift Assist Pro, and an engine protection bar. If you tour mainly two up, or you just enjoy the added storage, go for the GTL.
The primary differences between the GT and GTL vs the B and Grand America, can be found with the side cases. The GT and GTL have side cases with a more upswept profile as they reach the rear of the motorcycle, and an exhaust pipe that follows that line. On the B and Grand America the side cases and floorboards are styled to give a more classic American flair.
3 Color choices for the 2022 BMW K 1600 GT / GTL: Style Exclusive, Black Storm Metallic, and Option 719 Mineral White Metallic with stripes.
The 2022 BMW K 1600 GT starts at $23,895 USD / $29,950 CAD.
The 2022 BMW K 1600 GTL starts at $26,895 USD / $33,595 CAD.
On this page:we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT / GTL in one place.
Price GT: $23,895 USD / $29,950 CAD
Price GTL: $26,895 USD / $33,595 CAD
10.25-Inch Color-TFT display with connectivity and integrated map-navigation (by BMW Motorrad Connected App)
Charging storage for mobile phones (USB-C)
Fully LED headlight with light icon and adaptive cornering light
4 configurable favorite button cluster
Dynamic traction control (DTC)
3 Ride Modes: Rain, Road and Dynamic
Engine brake control (MSR)
Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment with automatic load leveling)
Hill Start Control (HSC Pro)
Engine: 1649 cc In-line six-cylinder
Power: 160 hp (67 kW) at 6,750 rpm
Torque: 132.7 lbs-ft (158 Nm) at 5,250 rpm
Wet Weight: 756.2 lbs (343 kg) GT / 789 lbs (358 kg) GTL
1649cc, Oil/water-cooled, six-cylinder, four-stroke, in-line engine with four valves per cylinder
160 hp at 6,750 rpm
Bore x Stroke
72 mm x 67.5 mm
12.2 : 1
Electronic intake pipe injection digital engine management system: BMS-O with throttle-by-wire
132.7 lbs. at 5,250 rpm
Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath
6-speed, helical, gearbox
BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut
Dual disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston caliper
120/70 ZR 17
190/55 ZR 17
Fuel Tank Capacity
approx. 7 gal.
Three-phase alternator with 700 W (nominal power)
12 V / 16 Ah
LED Tail Light
58.7” – 62.2”
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled
2022 BMW K 1600 GT / GTL Features
An engine like a legend. And is there anything better than bringing legends to life with a spin? Its smoothness, superior character and performance values simply remain impressive.
Integrated smartphone charging compartment
You should reach the destination set in the navigation, not the end of your smartphone’s battery: the splash-proof and specially ventilated charging compartment features a USB-C connection.
Configurable Favorite buttons
It’s great to have everything at hand when you’re away from home: you can assign your favorite functions to the four buttons.
High-quality Option 719 Classic forged wheel
The Option 719 forged wheel demonstrates where you’ve come from – and where you are heading. Production and design correspond to the highest quality and are a synonym for outstanding taste.
Brilliant 10.25" TFT display
The 10.25″ TFT color display with integrated map navigation and connectivity opens up new worlds for you, not only in terms of readability, menu navigation and operating concept.
Generous luggage and storage space
Cases and top case offer enough space for everything you need on your journey and there is plenty of room for those mementos that you won’t want to be without when you’re back at home.
Powerful LED headlights
Make discoveries and see the world in new light – thanks to the new, full LED headlight with adaptive headlight, you can interpret this idea quite literally.
Sound-enhancing audio system 2.0
A special sound experience that is included in the standard scope offers outstanding interaction and the right backdrop for your traveling experience. In addition, it is intuitive to use and features menu navigation.
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