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The BMW K 1600 GTL.

Luxury travel. First-class arrival.

Ride on and glide towards the horizon in style and elegance on this luxurious high-performance touring bike. The new BMW K 1600 GTL is the pinnacle of high quality and sheer comfort. The standard model comes with the legendary six-cylinder in-line engine, and now includes the latest generation of Dynamic ESA and ABS Pro. The new redesigned panels reinforce its elegant appearance. Stay calm and collected in any weather condition and at any distance. Enjoy effortless steering on all your trips, whether you’re on your own or with a passenger. Travelling with the K 1600 GTL is a unique experience – stylish, powerful, luxurious – the first class awaits you on two wheels.

The design of the K 1600 GTL

Choose your style.

With the various color options or the exclusive Elegance style, you can design your K 1600 GTL to suit your desires.

Ebony Metallic

The paint finish in Ebony Metallic underlines the elegant gene of the K 1600 GTL with timeless luxury.

Light White

The high-quality paint finish on the K 1600 GTL basic model gives it a trendy image and perfectly highlights the proportions.

Thunder Grey Metallic

The K 1600 GTL has a discreet, timeless and elegant presence in Thunder Grey Metallic.

Opt. 719 Blue Planet Metallic

Option 719 Blue Planet Metallic Spezial color combines the latest paint technology with affectionate handicraft.

Opt. 719 Sparkling Storm Metallic

The Option 719 Sparkling Storm Metallic Spezial color features subtle detail.

The design: perfection.

The K 1600 GTL design has received a first-class upgrade. The newly designed side panels, radiator grilles, tank trim and storage compartment make it look even more elegant. Enhancing details like the footrests has helped put the final touches on its exquisite look. Distinctive elements such as Duolever front wheel suspension, the highly visible straight-six engine, the innovative Xenon headlight and the chassis remain pioneers of style. Together with the redesigned front section, including mirror and windscreen, a uniquely elegant and dynamic line management has been achieved. The three premium paint finishes add character that’s exclusive to your bike.

This luxurious, comprehensive package does not only boast a first-class design, it is also an enticingly engaging ride for the roads ahead.

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6-cylinder in-line engine

cc capacity
in seat height
lb-ft max. torque at 5,250 rpm
gallons of storage space
Liquid cooled, 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication

Superior 6-cylinder engine.

Superior 6-cylinder engine.

The legendary six-cylinder in-line, first class engine offers an unparalleled smooth ride and the most outstanding riding performance in the luxury tour sector. Its 160 hp (118 kW) output and maximum torque of 129 lb-ft at 5,250 rpm supplies the perfect dynamic thrust. This machine is also capable of achieving 70% of torque at 1,500 rpm.

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Experience the sound of the K 1600 GTL

K 1600 GTL highlights

Striking headlamps with Adaptive Headlight.
Pioneering: 6-cylinder in-line engine
Refined tank trim.
Second storage compartment as standard.
Efficient deflector.
Electrically adjustable windshield.
Keyless Ride.
High-quality chrome parts.

A new dimension.

A new dimension.

The standard equipped Dynamic ESA adds a new dimension to your riding experience. Within milliseconds, the highly-sensitive module detects riding conditions and regulates the damper in the suspension. This guarantees the ideal damper settings in any riding situation. Even at an incline, levels of damping comfort that were previously unimaginable have now been achieved, resulting in an extremely steady ride.

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Have a seat and relax.

Have a seat and relax.

The K 1600 GTL also offers unprecedented comfort. Its enticing features include an enormous amount of space and excellent accessibility. Carefully thought-out and easily accessible storage space solutions focus on the comfort of the rider, making the K 1600 GTL an uncompromising choice in touring quality. Riding with a partner on a long journey is a true pleasure thanks to a variety of appealing features such as central locking, heated seats, an electrically adjustable windscreen and a range of seat heights. The multi-controller concept is essential, allowing riders to switch functions comfortably without removing their hands from the handlebars or their eyes from the road.

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  • Dynamic ESA: unevenness ironed flat.

    For the best road contact.

    The standard Dynamic ESA once again significantly increases the first-class riding comfort of the K 1600 GTL. It ensures the best traction, safety and the highest level of comfort: dynamic ESA controls the suspension depending on the driving condition and riding maneuvers by automatically adjusting to the detected conditions. In doing so, it ensures significantly improved contact between road and tire, even when in a lean. Enabling riding characteristics which are always stable and an added boost in comfort and safety – especially on those long tours.

    The standard setting "Road" – takes you comfortably over all unevenness. With the "dynamic" setting, a generally firmer damping action is selected: for sporty dynamic riding.

  • Reverse assistant: effortlessly maneuvering and getting out of parking spaces.

    Simply reverse. Steep paths and narrow space conditions at popular look-out points or parking spots are no issue with the convenient torque control assist (TCA). The ease of parking and maneuvering your bike will be sure to leave you smiling. Activate the reverse assist by putting the bike into neutral and activating the assist function using the button on the left handlebar. As soon as the R is shown on the display and started by pressing it, you can glide out of your parking space with ease and get going on to your next destination with ample momentum.

  • Xenon headlight: puts everything into the right light.

    More light. More safety.
    The standard xenon headlights are double as bright and consume 30% less power than conventional halogen headlamps. They ensure consistent illumination of the road surface - particularly at night and with poor visibility. At the same time, they make you easier to be seen as well. A cylindrical bulb shield on the reflector prevents the light bulb from dazzling other road users.

    The light follows the wheel. Adaptive Headlight.
    The adaptive headlight, which is available as an optional accessory, optimally illuminates the road when negotiating bends. A servo motor in the main headlight compensates for the motorcycle's banking angle when cornering, orienting the light at the optimum angle for the road. For the rider, this represents an enormous increase in active driving safety, particularly when taking corners at night.
  • Cases and storage compartments: more space for your luggage.

    Mount and enjoy in a relaxed manner.
    Whether you are touring or simply going for your daily ride, the installed cases and storage compartments on the K 1600 GTL provide sufficient space for everything you need to store. From the day-to-day essentials, equipment and clothing, and even holiday mementos.

    The optional topcase impresses with its convenient interior and the interior lighting fitted as standard. Your passenger will love the small comfortable backrest. The standard colors of the motorcycle are perfectly integrated into the elegant appearance of the K 1600 GTL. The optional storage compartment for the topcase lid provides space for all travel essentials, documents and paperwork.

    The liners give you even more space and order for your touring case. With the carry handle and the – also removable – shoulder strap, it is the ideal companion for a cruise through town.

  • Keyless ride and central locking.

    Extraordinary features for increased comfort.
    Keyless ride and central locking make your life easier and quickly become companions you won't want to do without.

    Thanks to Keyless Ride, the mechanical key becomes superfluous so you no longer have to spend time inconveniently looking for it before you set off. It is sufficient simply to carry your key in your jacket pocket in order to unlock and start up your motorcycle.

    The central locking ensures that the contents of the storage compartments and additional cases are protected when you lock your bike – all this simply by pressing a button on the handlebars. Enabling you to set out on an excursion after dismounting even faster.


  • Clutchless shifting thanks to Shift Assist Pro.

    Shift like in racing.
    This is luxury – above all a plus for easy handling: the Shift Assist Pro was originally developed for racing sport. Adapted for the touring sector, it allows you to shift gears without using the clutch in almost any load or rev range. During acceleration, the throttle grip remains open and ensures swift and relaxed shifting. When downshifting with closed throttle grip, the system automatically provides double-declutching and uses this to downshift perfectly.

    This ensures that your clutch hand is relieved and remains relaxed even after long tours. In addition, shift time is reduced as compared to a gearshift using the clutch: for even more dynamics and comfort.

BMW Motorrad Spezial

Bring your character onto the road.
No tinkering, no surprises, no compromises. With BMW Motorrad Spezial, you get a bike with your personal touches and the highest quality standards.

At BMW Motorrad Spezial, you will find particularly high-quality designer optional equipment such as the exclusive Option 719 milled parts set and Spezial colors or performance enhancing accessories from HP Parts.

The interplay between long-standing development skills from BMW Motorrad and the interaction of complex production processes connected with tradition-steeped craftsmanship facilitate a new level of significance and exclusivity.

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Accessories for the K 1600 GTL

Clothing suitable for touring