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The new BMW K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL, K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America.

The new K 1600 models: Six-cylinder fascination for dynamic and luxurious riding, touring and cruising.

K 1600 GTL
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K 1600 GTL Exclusive
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K 1600 GT
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K 1600 B
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K 1600 Grand America
 

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The new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America

  • New 6-cylinder BMW motorcycle models.
  • 1,649 cc inline-6 delivers 160 hp and 133 lb-ft of torque
  • MSRP starting at $22,545 for K 1600 B
  • Market launch in February 2022.

 

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 28, 2021…BMW Motorrad USA is proud to announce, the new 2022 BMW K 1600 models – the K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL, K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America.

The new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America.

MSRP pricing begins at $22,545 for the K 1600 B, $23,895 for the K 1600 GT, $26,895 for the K 1600 GTL and $27,745 for the K 1600 Grand America. Pricing does not include $645 destination.

The Grand America model is an optional package for the 2022 BMW K 1600 B.

Six-cylinder in-line engines have been in integral part of BMW’s motorcycle line-up since the introduction of the original K 1600 in 2010, The BMW K 1600 represents the ultimate interpretation of high-performance, luxurious touring and cruising. The K 1600 GT represents the agile, dynamic variant of the six-cylinder lineup, while the K 1600 GTL with its more comfortable ergonomics and standard top case focuses more on longer distance riding.

The K 1600 B provides low-slung “streamliner” bagger styling accompanied by its moto “The Spirit of the Open Road”. It represents elegance, power and luxury on two wheels to allows the rider to experience every road, every tour and every moment. Derived from the K 1600 B, the K 1600 Grand America combines the superior performance of the six-cylinder in-line engine with exclusive equipment features that make long-distance rides an experience that is as comfortable as it is exhilarating, for both rider and passenger.

Highlights of the new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America include:

 

  • Revised six-cylinder in-line engine meeting EU-5 regulations and new BMS-O engine control.
  • Two knock sensors and four lambda probes (previously two).
  • Power: 160 hp (unchanged) at 6,750 rpm (previously 7,750 rpm).
  • Torque: 133 lb-ft at 5,250 rpm (previously 129 lb-ft).
  • Improved acceleration across the entire speed range thanks to increased torque.
  • Knock sensors for optimized riding capability.
  • Engine drag torque control (MSR) - standard.
  • Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” electronic suspension with fully automatic load compensation - standard.
  • New full LED adaptive headlight - standard.
  • Connectivity: New full-color 10.25-inch TFT multifunctional instrument cluster with numerous features such as easy-to-use telephone with extended smartphone connection - standard.
  • 4 programmable “favorite” buttons - standard.
  • New optional audio system 2.0.
  • One standard color, one style variant and one Option 719 variant each.
  • Option 719 “Midnight” for K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America: Paintwork in meteoric dust II metallic with “Galaxy” theme applied by water transfer printing method.
  • Extended range of optional equipment and original BMW Motorrad accessories.

 

Six-cylinder in-line engine with new engine control, knock sensor system, revised emissions and engine drag torque control.

 

The new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America.

 The heart of the new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America is the narrowest six-cylinder in-line engine in motorcycle series production, with a width of only 21.9-inches and a weight of 226 lbs. Its displacement remains unchanged at 1,649 cc. In the new six-cylinder models, this engine delivers absolutely superior touring characteristics and riding capability combined with the highest levels of performance.

For use in the new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America, the six-cylinder engine has been adapted to current EU-5 regulations. From a technical point of view, the use of the BMS engine control, two knock sensors and two additional lambda probes represents the centerpiece of the updates. The two knock sensors are on the rear side of the cylinder bank at cylinders 2 and 5, which enables optimized ignition timing. They also allow the use of fuel of varied quality which is particularly beneficial when travelling in remote corners of our planet.

In addition to the two lambda sensors positioned at each of the junctions of three exhaust manifolds, two further lambda sensors are now located behind the two catalytic converters, which allows for an even more precise determination of the residual oxygen level in the exhaust gas and thus an even more precise mixture of air/fuel and ignition by the engine control.

In addition to drastically improved emission values, there are also noticeable benefits to the power and torque of the six-cylinder engine. The power output of 160 hp is now achieved at 6,750 rpm – 1,000 rpm sooner than before. Maximum torque increases from 129 lb-ft to 133 lb-ft at 5,250 rpm. This improves acceleration – especially in the riding-relevant range from 3,500 to 7,000 rpm.

The engine drag torque control (MSR) is also new. With MSR, undesirable riding conditions, which can develop when down-shifting for example, due to excessive rear-wheel slip can be avoided. In these cases, the engine drag torque control opens the throttle valves to level the drag torque and stabilize the motorbike.

From a technical point of view, engine drag torque control compares the rotational speeds of the front and rear wheels in the same way as the standard dynamic traction control (DTC) and thus determines the slip or traction capacity at the rear wheel. In addition, heel angle information from the new 6-axis sensor box is used.

The level of control depends on the riding mode: in “Rain” and “Road” riding modes, engine drag torque control ensures maximum riding stability. In “dynamic” riding mode, on the other hand, the control permits slightly more rear wheel slip.

Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” electronic suspension with fully automatic load compensation.

 

The BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) on the new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America enables higher levels of riding safety, performance and comfort, because damping is automatically adapted to the riding conditions and riding style. The system includes automatic load level compensation.  

The signals from the new 6-axis sensor box and the two sensors at the front and rear enable comprehensive data collection and thus sensitive adjustment of the K 1600 to the riding conditions. Riding conditions such as spring compression, acceleration and deceleration are also recorded and are used to adjust the damping forces on the rear suspension strut and the Duolever front suspension. This adjustment is made by electrically operated control valves within milliseconds. Even in an inclined position, optimum damping comfort and stability are achieved.

In the standard configuration for “Rain” and “Road” riding modes (for K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America: “Cruise” and “Road”) Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” is preset to the “Road” damping characteristics. By pressing a button on the handlebar, the rider can switch to the “Dynamic” damping characteristics and thus a firmer damping setting for these riding modes. In “Dynamic” riding mode, the firmer “Dynamic” damping option is preset, and it is possible to switch to the “Road” damping option by pressing a button.

New full LED adaptive headlight for exceptional illumination of the road.

BMW Motorrad has been a pioneer for decades in terms of motorcycle safety. Accordingly, the new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America provide LED lighting as standard. The new full LED headlight illuminates the road with a bright, clear light and consists of an LED module with a total of nine LEDs for the low-beam headlight and four more LED modules with two LEDs for the two high-beam headlight modules.

The standard turning “adaptive headlight” function features a low-beam LED headlight which turns into the curve according to the heel angle. Curves are thus almost fully illuminated because the light is where the K 1600 is heading. Due to the enhanced turning function of ± 35° (previously ± 24°) the horizon of the light remains constant and is adapted seamlessly to the leaning position. In addition, by turning the entire headlight unit up or down ±2° during acceleration and braking, optimum illumination is ensured at all times.

New “Welcome”, “Good-bye” and “Follow me home” light functions.

New light functions make the experience with the new six-cylinder K 1600 models even more comfortable and practical. For example, when the ignition is switched on, a welcome light function is activated. The headlight and rear light remain on for a short time and then fade to the waiting state before the engine starts. The transitions are dimmed in stages in the process.

After switching off the ignition, the front and rear lights are also automatically activated briefly for the “Good-bye” function which illuminates the area around the motorcycle.

Another new function is the “Follow me home” function which, after switching off the ignition, allows the rider to activate the lights by briefly pressing the high-beam headlight button. The ignition and other functions not used for orientation and light sources remain switched off. This light function provides optimum visibility at night, for example when maneuvering in parking spaces or opening the garage at home.

The new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America.

The optional floor lighting not only increases attention - it can also be a practical aid, for example when parking the K 1600 in the dark using the side or center stand, for a better assessment of the condition of the ground. Anything that is dropped can also be quickly found.

 

New standard 10.25-inch TFT color display with integrated map navigation, easy-to-use route planning and comprehensive connectivity.

The new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America.

The new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America are equipped with a standard new 10.25-inch TFT color display with integrated map navigation and connectivity. Thanks to excellent readability, clear menu navigation and a highly integrated operating concept, means that the new K 1600 remains at the forefront of its motorcycle segment.  The new 10.25-inch color display allows a navigation map to be displayed on the instrument cluster, eliminating the need for a stand-alone navigation unit.

For protection against the elements, the display is equipped with a hardened and thus extremely tough glass cover. For optimum viewing, it is anti-reflective and protected against dirt by a fingerprint-resistant coating. The display features full HD resolution in 1920 x 720 pixels.

In the “full screen” view, the full capability of the display becomes visible. The alternative “split screen” view allows several functional areas to be shown simultaneously and clearly and controlled using the multi-controller. The speedometer and tachometer as well as the basic functions and the selection menu are displayed on the main “Pure Ride Screen”. Alternatively, the navigation map is displayed if navigation is active via the BMW Motorrad Connected app. Either the instrument cluster, the on-board computer, arrow navigation, a current phone call or radio / media are displayed on the additional split screen.

The “My vehicle”, “Navigation”, “Radio”, “Media”, “Telephone” and “Settings” menus can be selected via displayed tiles. Features such as cruise control, riding modes and audio / radio are seamlessly integrated into the display, making them easy to use.

The display has two radio antennas for connections such as to the helmet or smartphone. One antenna is available for Bluetooth and another one enables data exchange both via W-LAN and also Bluetooth.

Vehicle functions such as “Settings”, “Navigation” or “Communication” are controlled using the standard multi-controller. The “favorite button” was developed with the aim of simple and intuitive operation based on the rider’s needs. The unit of four buttons is located on the left side of the fairing panel below the handlebars and enables access to 18 functions such as “audio” or “heated grips” using two-stage buttons, making it easier to select and operate the functions. Two-stage buttons mean that when pressed gently, information is provided on what function is available at that button and what can be set. If the button is pressed beyond the resistance point, the function behind it becomes operable. The buttons can be configured individually and are not preset from the factory.

With the new 10.25-inch TFT color display, the new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America also provide an integrated platform for the use navigation through the BMW Motorrad Connected app with a fully interactive map view. The navigation map is mirrored on the display via WLAN and navigation options can be controlled using the multi-controller. The smartphone-based architecture means navigation is always on board, and changes to the route during a coffee break or sharing the route with friends becomes simple.

With the smartphone app, the rider also continuously receives the latest software for navigation. In addition, the app enables maximum flexibility during planning. This means planning can be carried out in the app itself and you can apply planned routes e.g. from base camp or download route suggestions from an internet portal.

The BMW Motorrad Connected app can be obtained free of charge from the Google and Apple app stores. It contains further attractive additional functions, such as recording driven routes or displaying riding statistics and information. Recorded routes can be shared directly with other bikers via the Rever Community.

Easy-to-use extended smartphone connection and use is also available. A smartphone can be safely accommodated in a splash-proof and electrically ventilated storage compartment above the TFT display, and its battery can be charged via a USB-C cable.

The smartphone is protected from unwanted removal by the windscreen that – like with the predecessor – automatically moves to the lower position after the ignition is switched off. The charging storage compartment cannot be locked. To remove it, it is sufficient to switch on the ignition and press the release button. The windscreen immediately raises, and the lid of the charging storage compartment opens in a cushioned manner as soon as the windscreen reaches the topmost position.

Inside the storage compartment the smartphone is firmly held via a flexible bracket. A charging current of up to 1,500 mA at 5 V (equivalent to a charging capacity of 7.5 W) can be transferred, which also enables quick charging, depending on the type of smartphone. This means there is always sufficient energy during active navigation, for example. Ventilation by an electric fan reduces the heat generated when operating the smartphone and a seal on the storage compartment cover provides reliable protection against splashing water.

Audio system 2.0 – a new digital sound dimension.

With standard audio system 2.0, the new K 1600 GTL and Grand America provide an intensive sound experience. The audio system is available as optional for the K 1600 GT and K 1600 B. A striking feature of the new audio system 2.0 is that the antennas for radio reception are now integrated into the bodywork.

Whereas the previous audio system was connected to the motorcycle as a primarily independent system, the new audio system 2.0 is integrated into the electrical system. Menu control and setting options as well as the unique display screens make the audio experience a seamless listening experience.

The highlights of the new audio system include:

  • Studio profile: optimized for listening experience without helmet audio.
  • Bass-boost, treble-boost, voice and balanced profiles: optimized for maximum listening experience with in-helmet audio.
  • Highly flexible sound architecture (treble/bass) with a wide range, even at high speeds.
  • Standard SiriusXM satellite radio with 1-year subscription.

Colors, exclusive styles and Option 719 variants.

The new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America are available in three attractive color options each: a standard color, a style variant and with Option 719. Option 719 “Midnight” is particularly noteworthy, which is only available for K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America. The highlight of this variant is the paint finish in meteoric dust II metallic with the “Galaxy” theme depicted using the water transfer printing method. This is a method with which objects can be fully or partially coated with a pattern or graphic.

 

The new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America.]

Backing films, which are activated in a water bath, are used as the medium for the later pattern or graphic. The object to be coated is pressed on to the film in the water bath and immersed. During this process, the pattern or graphic on the backing film is transferred to the object. Finally, a coat of two-component clear is applied for sealing. As this is done by hand only, each Option 719 “Midnight” is truly unique.

  K 1600 GT: Standard

 

  • Black storm metallic body color.
  • Frame in black.
  • Engine in black.
  • Seat in black.
  • Front fender in black storm metallic.
  • Radiator cowls in night black matt.
  • Tank center cover in black storm metallic.
  • Slipstream deflector trim in black storm metallic.
  • Front brake calipers in black.

 

K 1600 GT: Sport style

 

  • Light white/racing blue metallic/racing red body color.
  • Frame in black.
  • Engine in black.
  • Seat in black with grey piping and decorative stitching.
  • Front part of the front fender in light white.
  • Radiator cowls in night black matt.
  • Tank center cover in black storm metallic.
  • Slipstream deflector trim in black storm metallic.
  • Gold-anodized front brake calipers.

   The new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America.

 

K 1600 GT: Option 719

 

  • Mineral White metallic body color with lines.
  • Frame in black.
  • Engine in black.
  • Seat in black. (Optional Option 719 seat with diamond top-stitching in saddle brown and cloud print)
  • Front part of the front fender in mineral white metallic.
  • Radiator cowls in night black matt.
  • Tank center cover in mineral white metallic.
  • Chrome slipstream deflector trim.
  • Front brake calipers in black.
  • Optional Option 719 classic forged rims.

 

K 1600 GTL: Standard

 

  • Black Storm metallic body color.
  • Frame in monolith metallic matt.
  • Engine in platinum.
  • Seat in black.
  • Front fender in black storm metallic
  • Engine spoiler in monolith metallic matt.
  • Tank center cover in black storm metallic.
  • Slipstream deflector trim in black storm metallic.

   The new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America.

K 1600 GTL: Exclusive style.  

 

  • Gravity Blue metallic body color.
  • Frame in monolith metallic matt.
  • Engine in platinum.
  • Seat in black.
  • Front fender in gravity blue metallic, rear part in monolith metallic matt.
  • Engine spoiler in monolith metallic matt.
  • Tank center cover in black storm metallic.
  • Chrome slipstream deflector trim.
  • Chrome strips on cases.

 

K 1600 GTL: Option 719.

 

  • Mineral White metallic body color with lines.
  • Frame in monolith metallic matt.
  • Engine in platinum.
  • Seat in black. (Optional Option 719 seat with diamond top-stitching in saddle brown and cloud print)
  • Front fender in mineral white metallic with chrome bar, rear part in monolith metallic matt.
  • Engine spoiler in monolith metallic matt.
  • Tank center cover in mineral white metallic.
  • Chrome slipstream deflector trim.
  • Chrome strips on cases.
  • Optional Option 719 classic forged rims.

 

K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America: Standard

 

  • Black Storm metallic body color.
  • Frame in black.
  • Engine in black.
  • Seat in black.
  • Front part of the front fender in black storm metallic.
  • Engine spoiler in night black matt.
  • Tank center cover in black storm metallic.
  • Slipstream deflector trim in black storm metallic.

 The new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America.

 

K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America: Exclusive style.

 

  • Manhattan metallic matt body color.
  • Frame in black.
  • Engine in black.
  • Seat in black.
  • Front part of the front fender in Manhattan white metallic.
  • Engine spoiler in night black matt.
  • Tank center cover in black storm metallic.
  • Slipstream deflector trim in black storm metallic.

The new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America.

  K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America: Option 719 “Midnight”.

 

  • Meteoric dust II metallic body color with water transfer printing method.
  • Frame in black.
  • Engine in black.
  • Option 719 seat in black with diamond top-stitching and model designation.
  • Front part of the front fender in meteoric dust II metallic.
  • Engine spoiler in night black matt.
  • Tank center cover in meteoric dust II metallic.
  • Slipstream deflector trim in meteoric dust II metallic.
  • “Midnight” badge.

 

  Standard equipment

 

The new 2022 K 1600 includes the following notable standard equipment:

  • Black Storm Metallic paint
  • 10.25-inch TFT screen with BMW Motorrad Connected app navigation
  • Audio System 2.0 with fairing speakers (K 1600 GTL)
  • Shaft-drive
  • Anti-hopping clutch
  • Reversing aid
  • Hill Start control pro
  • Dynamic Engine Brake control
  • Adjustable windscreen
  • Cast aluminum wheels
  • Duo-lever front suspension
  • Paralever rear suspension
  • Integral ABS with ABS Pro
  • Dynamic Traction control
  • Dynamic ESA
  • Steering stabilizer
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • 12v power socket
  • Cooled, mobile device charging compartment
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Heated grips and seat
  • Adaptive LED headlight, LED turn signals and rear light
  • Multi-controller
  • Programable function buttons
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • Ride modes
  • Luggage rack
  • Center stand
  • Comfort footrests
  • Integrated side cases in body color
  • Top case in body color (K 1600 GTL)

 

Optional equipment and original BMW Motorrad accessories.

 

K 1600 GT

 

Premium Package

  • Keyless Ride
  • Central Locking System
  • Gear Shift Assist Pro
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Audio System 2.0
  • LED fog lights
  • Engine protection bar

 

Stand-alone options

  • Style: Sport Light White / Racing Blue / Racing Red metallic
  • Option 719 Mineral White Metallic
  • Option 719 bench seat
  • Floor Lighting
  • Option 719 forged classic wheels
  • Low seat (30.7-inch / 31.5-inch seat height, -1.2-inches)

 

K 1600 GTL

 

Premium Package

  • Keyless Ride
  • Central Locking System
  • Gear Shift Assist Pro
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • LED fog lights
  • Engine Protection bar

 

Stand-alone options

  • Style: Exclusive Gravity Blue metallic
  • Option 719 Mineral White metallic
  • Option 719 bench seat
  • Floor Lighting
  • Option 719 forged classic wheels
  • High seat (31.5-inch seat height, +2.0-inches)

 

K 1600 B

 

Bagger Package

  • Keyless Ride
  • Central Locking System
  • Gear Shift Assist Pro
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • LED fog lights
  • Engine Protection bar
  • Center stand

 

Grand America Package

  • Grand America styling
  • Top case in body color
  • Audio System 2.0  
  • Floorboards
  • High windshield
  • Keyless Ride
  • Central Locking System
  • Gear Shift Assist Pro
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • LED fog lights
  • Engine Protection bar
  • Center stand

 

Stand-alone options

  • Option 719 bench seat
  • Floor lighting
  • Forged handlebar
  • Option 719 forged classic wheels
  • High seat (31.5-inch seat height, +2.0-inches)

   

Engine output and torque.

   

Technical specifications.

 

Engine

 

K 1600 GT

K 1600 GTL

 

Capacity

cc/cu. in.

 

1,649 / 100.6

 

Bore x stroke

mm

 

72 x 67.5

 

Output

hp

 

160 @ 6,750 rpm

 

Torque

lb-ft.

 

133 @ 5,250 rpm

 

Type

 

 

Liquid-cooled, inline, six-cylinder engine

 

No. of cylinders

 

 

6

 

Compression / fuel

 

 

12.2:1 / premium unleaded

 

Valve / accelerator actuation

 

 

OHV / 4-valves per cyl.

 

Ø intake/exhaust

mm

 

29.0 / 24.8

 

Ø throttle valves

mm

 

52

 

Engine control

 

 

BMS-O

 

Emission control

 

 

EU-5, 2 controlled 3-way catalytic converters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical system

 

 

 

 

Alternator

W

 

700

 

Battery

V/Ah

 

12/16 maintenance-free

 

Headlight

 



                                                 

LED with turning feature

 

Starter

W

 

700

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power transmission – gearbox

 

Clutch

 

 

Multi-disk, oil-bath hydraulic clutch

 

Gearbox

 

 

Six-speed with helical gearing

 

Primary ratio

 

 

1.617

 

Transmission ratios I

 

 

2.230

 

                               II

 

 

1.641

 

                               III

 

 

1.319

 

                               IV

 

 

1.101

 

                               V

 

 

0.926

 

                               VI

 

 

0.788

 

Secondary drive

 

 

Cardan

 

Transmission ratio

 

 

2.75

 

Suspension

 

 

 

 

Frame design

 

 

Main frame: die-cast, Rear frame: aluminum, extruded sections

 

Front wheel suspension

 

 

Duolever, double trailing arm, central spring strut

 

Rear wheel control

 

 

Paralever cast aluminum single-sided swing arm, central spring strut

 

Spring travel, front / rear

in.

 

4.5 / 5.3

 

Wheel castor

in.

 

4.2

 

Wheelbase

in.

 

63.7

 

Steering rake

°

 

27.8

 

Brakes

front

 

Double disc brake Ø 320 mm

 

 

rear

 

Single-disc brake Ø 320 mm

 

ABS

 

 

BMW Motorrad Partial Integral ABS

 

Wheels

 

 

Light alloy cast wheels

 

front

 

3.5 x 17"

 

rear

 

6.0 x 17”

Tires

front

 

120/70 ZR 17   

 

rear

 

190/55 R17

 

 

 

 

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 

Total length K 1600 GT

in.

 

91.5

Total length K 1600 GTL

in.

 

98.0

Total width

in.

 

39.4

Height, K 1600 GT

in.

 

tbd

Height, K 1600 GTL

in.

 

tbd

Seat height K 1600 GT

in.

 

31.9 / 32.7

Seat height K 1600 GTL

in.

 

29.5

DIN curb weight K 1600 GT

lbs.

 

756

DIN curb weight K 1600 GTL

lbs.

 

789

Permitted total weight K 1600 GT

lbs.

 

1,190

Permit. total weight K 1600 GTL

lbs.

 

1,234

Fuel tank capacity

gal.

 

7.0

 

 

 

 

Performance figures

 

 

 

0-62 mph K 1600 GT

sec.

 

3.6

0-62 mph K 1600 GTL

sec.

 

3.6

Top speed

mph

 

124

      

 

 

 

 

Engine

 

K 1600 B

K 1600 Grand America

Capacity

cc/cu. in.

 

1,649 / 100.6

Bore x stroke

mm

 

72 x 67.5

Output

hp

 

160 @ 6,750 rpm

Torque

lb-ft.

 

133 @ 5,250 rpm

Type

 

 

Liquid-cooled, inline, six-cylinder engine

No. of cylinders

 

 

6

Compression / fuel

 

 

12.2:1 / premium unleaded

Valve / accelerator actuation

 

 

OHV / 4-valves per cyl.

Ø intake/exhaust

mm

 

29.0 / 24.8

Ø throttle valves

mm

 

52

Engine control

 

 

BMS-O

Emission control

 

 

EU-5, 2 controlled 3-way catalytic converters

 

 

 

 

Electrical system

 

 

 

Alternator

W

 

700

Battery

V/Ah

 

12/16 maintenance-free

Headlight

 



                                                 

LED with turning feature

Starter

W

 

700

 

 

 

 

Power transmission – gearbox

Clutch

 

 

Multi-disk, oil-bath hydraulic clutch

Gearbox

 

 

Six-speed with helical gearing

Primary ratio

 

 

1.617

Transmission ratios I

 

 

2.230

                               II

 

 

1.641

                               III

 

 

1.319

                               IV

 

 

1.101

                               V

 

 

0.926

                               VI

 

 

0.788

Secondary drive

 

 

Cardan

Transmission ratio

 

 

2.75

     

 

 

 

 

 

Suspension

 

 

 

 

Frame design

 

 

Main frame: die-cast, Rear frame: aluminum, extruded sections

 

Front wheel suspension

 

 

Duolever, double trailing arm, central spring strut

 

Rear wheel control

 

 

Paralever cast aluminum single-sided swing arm, central spring strut

 

Spring travel, front / rear

in.

 

4.5 / 5.3

 

Wheel castor

in.

 

4.2

 

Wheelbase

in.

 

63.7

 

Steering rake

°

 

27.8

 

Brakes

front

 

Double disc brake Ø 320 mm

 

 

rear

 

Single-disc brake Ø 320 mm

 

ABS

 

 

BMW Motorrad Partial Integral ABS

 

Wheels

 

 

Light alloy cast wheels

 

front

 

3.5 x 17"

 

rear

 

6.0 x 17”

Tires

front

 

120/70 ZR 17   

 

rear

 

190/55 R17

 

 

 

 

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 

Total length K 1600 B

in.

 

97.2

Total length K 1600 Grand Amer.

in.

 

100.8

Total width

in.

 

39.4

Height, K 1600 B

in.

 

55.1

Height, K 1600 Grand Amer.

in.

 

55.9

Seat height K 1600 B

in.

 

29.5

Seat height K 1600 Grand Amer.

in.

 

29.5

DIN curb weight K 1600 B

lbs.

 

758

DIN curb weight K 1600 G.A.

lbs.

 

816

Permitted total weight K 1600 B

lbs.

 

1.234

Permit. total weight K 1600 G.A.

lbs.

 

1,234

Fuel tank capacity

gal.

 

7.0

 

 

 

 

Performance figures

 

 

 

0-62 mph K 1600 GT / G.A.

sec.

 

3.6

Top Speed, K 1600 B

mph

 

124 (111 with floorboards)

Top speed, K 1600 G.A.

mph

 

100

 

 

  BMW Group in America

 

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; technology offices in Silicon Valley and Chicago, and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group global center of competence for BMW X models and manufactures the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 350 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 144 BMW motorcycle retailers, 112 MINI passenger car dealers, and 38 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

 

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