Founded out of Germany in the 1920s, BMW over the ages has established itself as the premier manufacturer of high-performance luxury machines with timeless aesthetic appeal. They once again prove themselves worthy of this distinction with their latest showcase offering- the 2016 BMW K1600GTL Exclusive Edition.
Engine and Transmission
Featuring a silken-soft yet satisfyingly brawny 6-cylinder, in-line, 1,649cc displacement, 160-horsepower engine, the GTL Exclusive beautifully merges superlative power with inimitable refinement, just as BMW fans have come to expect.
An output of 118 kW at 7,750rpm with a maximum torque of 175 Nm (129 lb-ft) at 5,250rpm, with three riding modes; Rain, Road and Dynamic, mean the GTL Exclusive is born ready for whatever challenges lie out there.
Chassis and Additional Features
What put the GTL Exclusive in a class of its very own, however, are the class-beating specifications and features that come as standard with this exemplary model; central locking with an anti-theft alarm system; ESA II electronic suspension adjustment for optimum spring/damper setup in all conditions; Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) to boost acceleration safety as well as the innovative Hill Start Control feature to make uphill starts a piece of cake.
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS systems, top-case lid embedded radio antenna, heated pillion seating further stud this impressive banner of a machine.
Also listed as standard on the GTL Exclusive are LED auxiliary headlights, an adaptive xenon headlight, Tire Pressure Monitor, engine protection bar, floor lighting, as well as a first for BMW motorcycles; key-less ignition.
The GTL Exclusive’s aesthetics match up to the stratospheric package standards, from the aluminum-molded fuel tank, the chromium-plated exhaust, all the way through to the redesigned instrumentation. A four-coat bodywork paint finish in Mineral White Metallic high gloss combines with understated chrome surfaces to stunning effect, coordinating flawlessly with the seat cushion, backrest and pillion armrest upholstery.
BMW K1600GTL Basic and Motor Specifications:
Engine: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine with Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) and Dry Sump lubrication
Bore x stroke: 72mm x 67.5mm
Compression Ratio: 12.2:1
Transmission: Hydraulically operated multi-plate wet-clutch
Gearbox: Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Maximum Torque: 129 pounds per foot at 5,250rpm
Maximum Speed: Over 125mph
Seat Height: 29.5 Inches (750mm)
Wheelbase: 63.7 Inches (1,618mm)
Fuel Delivery: Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Tank Capacity: 7.0 gallons
Reserve Tank: 1 gallon
Unloaded wet weight: 794 lbs
Permitted total weight: 1,235 lbs
Fuel Consumption: 51 miles per gallon at 55 mph
The unmatched 2016 BMW K1600GTL Exclusive will bear a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $30395 USD with the final sale price dependent upon options input and dealer factorizations.