BMW K 1600 GT and GTL: design preview

14 Jul 2010
BMW K 1600 GT and GTL: design preview

BMW has released new details on the development of the new K 1600 GT and GTL touring motorcycles, which will feature a six-cylinder in-line engine and an innovative adaptive lighting system. The document includes a set of design sketches.


Following the presentation of the Concept 6 in autumn 2009, BMW has developed the six-cylinder in-line engine concept with the K 1600 GT series, which will be soon introduced to compete in the premium touring segment.

BMW K 1600 GT Design Sketch BMW K 1600 GT Design SketchThe new engine, which weighs just 102.6 kg, delivers an output 118 kW (160 bhp) and maximum torque approx. 175 Nm at approx. 5,000 rpm, with over 70% of maximum torque available from 1,500 rpm.

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Sketches of the layout of the Concept 6
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The BMW Concept 6 (2009)

The dynamic touring bike BMW K 1600 GT is characterised by an active seating position which nonetheless offers a high level of long-distance comfort. The reason for this is the favourable set-up of the ergonomics triangle made up of footrests, seat and handlebars.

BMW K 1600 GT Adaptive LightingThe range of standard features of the K 1600 GT and GTL includes xenon (HID) headlight, heated grips and seat, cruise control and on-board computer.

The GTL version is focused on enhanced comfort and features a relaxed, upright seating position with a two-level seat and rider footrests which are positioned further forward and lower down, as well as handlebars which reach further back.

The Adaptive Headlight is a industry first and will be available as an optional.

Among the additional technical highlights are the E-Gas (ride-by-wire), Traction control DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA II.

BMW K 1600 GT Display BMW K 1600 GT DisplayOnboard controls include a multifunctional LCD display and an audio system with controllable interface for iPod, MP3, USB, Bluetooth.

(Source: BMW)

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