2015 BMW K 1600 GT

2015 BMW K 1600 GT

Gran Turismo. Travel in big style. That means combining dynamic performance and comfort – and transforming distance into free space. BMW Motorrad’s vision was the essence of this philosophy – the pure sense of Gran Turismo. This vision has now taken shape in the K 1600 GT.

The in-line 6-cylinder engines by BMW are legendary. A myth which has been realised once more in the K 1600 GT – but now more compactly than ever before.

1649 cc, 118 kW (160 bhp) and a maximum torque of 175 Nm. Even the facts are impressive. But the riding experience is even more inspiring. The transversely installed power units delivers an extraordinary level of dynamic performance as well as refined running smoothness. If the rider is in the mood for a show of sporty prowess, the engine willingly puts in a burst of speed even in the lower engine speed range, and it is in its element over high-speed stretches. Over 70% of the maximum torque is available from just 1500 rpm.

While the bike’s power reserves are huge, its dimensions are reduced. Weighing just under 103 kg and with a width of 555 mm – never was a large-volume in-line 6-cylinder so compact. For outstanding handling and increased banking freedom.

For better visibility going into bends, the GT presents the optionally available adaptive headlight. It not only increases the exclusivity but also the active safety of the machine. Vision fulfilled.

The K 1600 GT. UNSTOPPABLE TOUR.

Engine

Type Oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 72 mm x 67,5 mm
Capacity 1.649 cc
Rated output 118 kw at 7.750 rpm
Max. torque 175 Nm at 5.250 rpm
Compression ratio 12,2 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-X)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.5 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.7 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system

Alternator three-phase alternator 580 W
Battery 12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath
Gearbox 6-speed, helical, gearbox
Drive Cardan shaft

Chassis / brakes

Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Paralever
Suspension travel front / rear 125mm /135 mm
Wheelbase 1,680 mm
Castor 108.4 mm
Steering head angle 62.2°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3,50 x 17″
Rim, rear 6.00 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, 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 Standard

Dimensions / weights

Length 2,324 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 1,000 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,440 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 810/830 mm (with motorcycles accessories or –equipment variable heights available between 750 mm and 780/800 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1830/1870 mm (with motorcycles accessories or –equipment variable heights available between 1720 mm and 1775/1810 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 332 kg
Dry weight 2) 306 kg
Permitted total weight 540 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 208 kg
Usable tank volume 24 l
Reserve 4,0 l
  • Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
  • 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume, (with panniers)
  • 2) Unladen weight without fluids (GT without panniers)

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