BMW K 1600 (GT, GTL, B): review, history, specs

Class: tour
Production: January 2010+
Predecessor: BMW K1300GT

BMW K 1600 GT (1st generation), 2010-2016
BMW K 1600 GT (2nd generation), 2015+
BMW K 1600 GTL (1st generation), 2010-2016
BMW K 1600 GTL (2nd generation), 2015+
BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive, 2013-2016
BMW K 1600 B Bagger (2017+)
BMW K 1600 B Grand America*, 2018+

* Grand America Package:

• Topcase
• Audio System with preparation for GPS
• Footboards
• High Windscreen
• Reverse Gear
• Additional Speakers
• Engine protection bar

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeJanuary 2010 – September 2016Name: BMW K1600GT (1st generation)
Model code: K48
Parts Catalog Code: 0601
EuropeSeptember 2015+Name: BMW K1600GT (2nd generation)
Model code: K48
Parts Catalog Code: 0F01
EuropeJanuary 2010 – September 2016Name: BMW K1600GTL (1st generation)
Model code: K48
Parts Catalog Code: 0602
EuropeSeptember 2015+Name: BMW K1600GTL (2nd generation)
Model code: K48
Parts Catalog Code: 0F02
EuropeJune 2013 – August 2016Name: BMW K1600GTL Exclusive
Model code: K48
Parts Catalog Code: 0603
EuropeJanuary 2017+Name: BMW K1600B
Model code: K61
Parts Catalog Code: 0F51
USAFebruary 2010 – March 2016Name: BMW K1600GT (1st generation)
Model code: K48
Parts Catalog Code: 0611
USASeptember 2015+Name: BMW K1600GT (2nd generation)
Model code: K48
Parts Catalog Code: 0F11
USAJanuary 2010 – April 2016Name: BMW K1600GTL (1st generation)
Model code: K48
Parts Catalog Code: 0612
USAOctober 2015+Name: BMW K1600GTL (2nd generation)
Model code: K48
Parts Catalog Code: 0F12
USAJune 2013 – June 2016Name: BMW K1600GTL Exclusive
Model code: K48
Parts Catalog Code: 0613
USAJanuary 2017+Name: BMW K1600B
Model code: K61
Parts Catalog Code: 0F53

Electronic Aids BMW K1600 (basic & optional):

• Integral ABS-II
• Integral ABS (next gen.) – K1600GT/GTL (from 2nd generation), Exclusive, K1600B
• On-board computer
• ESA-II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
• TPC (Tyre Pressure Control)
• DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
• Cruise-control
• Heated grips (automatically controlled by the on-board computer)
• Seat heating
• Keyless Ride – K1600GT/GTL (from 2nd generation), Exclusive, K1600B
• Reverser – K1600GT/GTL (from 2nd generation), K1600B
• Hill Start Control – K1600GT/GTL (from 2nd generation), Exclusive, K1600B
• Shift Assist – K1600GT/GTL (from 2nd generation), K1600B
• Dynamic-ESA – K1600GTL (from 2nd generation), K1600B
• E-Gas
• Adaptive Headlight

Specifications


BMW K1600: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2324 mm / 91,5 in – K1600GT
2489 mm / 98,0 in – K1600GTL
2490 mm / 98,0 in – K1600GTL Exclusive
2470 mm / 97,2 in – K1600B
Overall width1000 mm / 39,4 in
Overall height1440 mm / 56,7 in – K1600GT
1465 mm / 57,7 in – K1600GTL (1st generation)
1475 mm / 58,1 in – K1600GTL (2nd generation)
1300 mm / 51,2 in – K1600B
Seat height810/830 mm (31,9/32,7 in) – K1600GT
750 mm / 29,5 in – K1600GTL
780 mm / 30,7 in – K1600GTL Exclusive, K1600B
Wheelbase1618 mm / 63,7 in
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight319 kg / 703 lbs – K1600GT (1st generation)
334 kg / 736 lbs – K1600GT (2nd generation)
348 kg / 767 lbs – K1600GTL (1st generation)
350 kg / 772 lbs – K1600GTL (2nd generation)
360 kg / 794 lbs – K1600GTL Exclusive
336 kg / 741 lbs – K1600B
FRAME
Frame (type)Aluminum bridge frame with load-bearing engine
Front suspension, travelBMW Duolever, 125 mm / 4,9 in
BMW Duolever, 115 mm / 4,5 in – K1600 (from 2nd generation)
Rear suspension, travelBMW EVO Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 135 mm / 5,3 in
Front tire size120/70 ZR17
Rear tire size190/55 ZR17
Front brakeDouble disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers (Integral ABS)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 320 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS)
Fuel capacity26,5 l / 7,0 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
24,0 l / 6,3 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l) – K1600GT (1st generation)
Fuel economy5,7 l / 100 km (41 mpg) – WMTC
ENGINE
Engine (type)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement6-cylinders in-line transverse
Bore & Stroke72,0 x 67,5 mm
Displacement1649 cm³ (100,6 cu in)
Compression ratio12.2:1
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power160,0 hp (118,0 kW) / 7750 rpm
Max. torque175,0 Nm (17,7 kg-m) / 5250 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)3,0 sec
Top speed243 km/h (151 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Bosch BMS-X
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchWet, multi-plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission6-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

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II
III
IV
V

VI


1.941; 2.230 – K1600 (from 2nd gen.)
1.429; 1.641 – K1600 (from 2nd gen.)
1.148; 1.319 – K1600 (from 2nd gen.)
0.958; 1.101 – K1600 (from 2nd gen.)
0.806; 0.926 – K1600 (from 2nd gen.)
0.686; 0.788 – K1600 (from 2nd gen.)
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemBMS-X
AlternatorThree-phase generator, 14V / 580W
Battery capacity12V-19Ah

Images


BMW K1600: images, gallery.

BMW K1600GT
BMW K1600GTL
BMW K1600GTL Exclusive
BMW K1600B Bagger
BMW K1600B Grand America

Videos


BMW K1600: video.

Manuals


BMW K1600: documentation.

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