Starts at: 24,790 $
Review 2023
BMW K 1600 GTL USA

2023 BMW K1600 GT & GTL

  • Sold in the USA: 2011-Present
  • Redesigned: 2022-Present

2022 BMW K 1600 GT & GTL Price in the USA:

BMW K 1600 GT  Starts at: 24,790 $
BMW K 1600 GTL Starts at: 27,790 $

BMW K1600 GTL is a luxury tourer that is a successor to BMW K1200T and was launched in March 2011. It comes with a 1649cc engine, and it has electronic throttle control. It has a magnesium alloy subframe that reduces the bike’s weight and enhances bike control. The main difference between the GTL and models of K1600 is that the GTL is the more passenger-friendly and ultimate luxury bike for the family. The BMW K1600 GTL is redesigned for 2022 and offers changes like a 10.25-inches instrument cluster and navigation built into it. BMW USA has announced the 2023 K1600 GTL that begins its production in August 2022. 2023 BMW K1600 GTL the changes include: a keyless start, RDC real-time tire pressuring monitoring system, self-cancelling turn signals, and the Premium Package is added automatically in the K1600 GTL. The Premium Package offers a central lock system, LED auxiliary lights, gear shift assist, and engine protection bars. The engine specs of the latest BMW K1600 GTL are similar to the previous K1600 GTL and assist you in long and exclusive trips with your loved ones. The best thing is that you can customize your BMW K1600 GTL according to your needs with a list of optional equipment and accessories. The BMW has given two optional designs to inspire you LONG DISTANCE RUNNER and EXCLUSIVE, so you can tailor your GTL as you like.

Engine & Performance:

The BMW K1600 GTL has an air-cooled, 1649cc, inline-six engine that generates maximum power of 160 hp at 6750 RPM and torque of 132.7 lb-ft at 5250 RPM. The engine is linear and delivers a smooth ride. The engine maintains preternatural balance, and you can place your hand on the tank when the bike is at rest, and the throttle is twisted. There is barely a vibration on roads when the motor is reviving. The throttle response is smooth, and you can ride at high gears smoothly, as there is plenty of torque in action for you. The six-speed transmission is efficient, and power is delivered to rear wheels through a multi-disc and oil-filled clutch that runs the shaft, and the shaft is quick with a nicely-weighted clutch lever. You can also switch between manual switching gears. The steering feel is excellent and works more responsive at slower speeds and weightier at higher rates. The suspension system provides a consistent ride when heavy on the brakes as the suspension leaves some load through the bike’s headstock and isolates the steering duties. The bike’s handling is better than expected and responds quickly to all steering inputs, thus making it a perfect bike for your adventures. The brakes in BMW K1600 GTL work great, and the ABS applies brakes to both wheels when the rider presses the hand lever and applies brakes to the rear wheels only when the rider presses the foot pedal. It offers three ride modes: road, rain, and dynamic, and throttle response, traction control, and torque are adjusted in each mode accordingly. The BMW K1600 GTL delivers excellent performance and makes your adventure more memorable and thrilling.

Mileage & Top Speed:

The BMW K1600 GTL has a fuel tank capacity of 7 gallons, gets 39 miles per gallon (16-17 kmpL), and has an estimated range of 273 miles (440 km). It gives a top speed of 120 miles (194 kmph) per hour.

Design & Build Quality:

The BMW K1600 GTL has a streamlined and elegant design. The chrome-plated mirror cap and the wind deflectors help cruise with style. The comfort package adds a keyless ride, central locks, LED headlights, and an anti-theft alarm. The floor lighting illuminates the area under the bike to find a more suitable parking place. The chrome-plated mirror caps in GTL give a glossy appearance to the bike, and the wind deflectors provide more riding comfort. The original trim is replaced by a chrome-look trim that gives the bike a classy appearance. The latest BMW K1600 GTL is available in black storm metallic and gravity blue metallic exterior colours options. A 10.25-inches TFT display in BMW GT comes with various menus and is controlled through buttons. The BMW Audio System 2.0 comes with Bluetooth connectivity and SiriusXM. The navigation system is built into K1600 GTL and configurable on TFT screens, and the system relies on mobile phones for connectivity. The bike’s build quality is excellent, and its price is justified because of its high-end technology and excellent build quality.

User Reviews:

The BMW K1600 GTL has good user reviews, and most users love its power, comfort, and luxurious features. They love the non-vibration engine and easy handling of the bike for long route travels, but they found it very expensive, especially since its spare parts are costly, and service cost is also high. Some users discovered its build quality low with plastic and cheap paint, and others believe its weight is heavy and becomes cumbersome at low speeds.

Pros:

  • Remarkably light steering despite its size
  • Incredibly smooth in-line Six
  • Acceleration in any gear is excellent
  • Easy to handle
  • Effortless torque
  • Fairing provides excellent wind and weather protection
  • Ample luggage capacity
  • Steers and stops amazingly well
  • The display is large and clean
  • Useful and fun
  • Handling on all four bikes is superb
  • Massive, bright, crisp
  • Slick and reliable

Cons:

  • The passenger seat armrest position could be a little better designed
  • K1600GTL falls to the left immediately on the cruise even if you lessen the pressure
  • Limited data showed on the display
  • Not Display temperature, range and instant fuel economy all at once.
  • Lack of a 12v power source in the top box
  • The radiator directs hot air right to the feet

Major Competitors:

  • Honda Gold Wing
  • Harley Davidson Street Glide Specia
  • Indian Roadmaster
  • Harley Davidson Road King
  • Harley Davidson Road Glide Special
  • Harley Davidson Heritage Classic

Engine

Type : Oil/water-cooled, six-cylinder, four-stroke, in-line engine with four valves per cylinder
Bore / stroke :72 mm x 67.5 mm
Capacity : 1,649 ccm
Rated output : 160 hp at 6,750 rpm
Max. torque: 132.7 lbs. at 5,250 rpm
Compression ratio: 12.2 : 1
Mixture control: Electronic intake pipe injection digital engine management system: BMS-O with throttle-by-wire
Emission control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter

Performance

Maximum speed: 120+ mph
Fuel type: Unleaded super (max. 15 % Ethanol, E15) / ROZ 95 / 90 AKI

Electrical system

Alternator: Three-phase alternator with 700 W (nominal power)
Battery: 12 V / 16 Ah

Power transmission

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

Chassis / brakes

Frame: Bridge-type frame, cast aluminum, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension : BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension : Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut
Suspension travel, front / rear : 4.5” / 5.3”
Wheelbase : 63.7”
Castor : 4.2”
Steering head angle : 62.2°
Wheels : Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front : 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear : 6.00 x 17″
Tire, front : 120/70 ZR 17
Tire, rear : 190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front : Dual disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear : Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston caliper
ABS : BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral, slant-layer-optimized)

Dimension / weights

Seat height : 29.5”
Inner leg curve : 69.3”
Usable tank volume : approx. 7 gal.
Reserve : approx. 1 gal.
Length (over top case) : 98”
Height (at windshield and top case) : 58.7” – 62.2”
Width (incl. side cases) : 39.4”
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled : 789 lbs.
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Permitted total weight : 1,234.6 lbs.
Payload (with standard equipment) : 445 lbs.

Standard equipment:

  • 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
  • Double tone fanfare
  • 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)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
  • Reverse Assist
  • Heated grips
  • Seat heating
  • Side cases
  • Top case
  • Audio system 2.0 with SAT radio and sound-profiles
  • Keyless Ride


Optional equipment:

  • Comfort-package (consisting of Keyless Ride, central locking system, gear Shift Assist Pro, anti-theft alarm and LED-auxiliary headlamp and engine protection guard) included in Premium Package
  • Ground-level lighting
  • High seat
  • Option 719 seat
  • Option 719 classic forged wheels


Optional accessories:

  • Armrest for passenger
  • Liner for top case and side case
  • Tank bag
  • Chrome parts
  • Low windscreen

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