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BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive Named Best Luxury Touring Motorcycle By Ultimate MotorCycling Editor Don Williams

  • 04.09.2014
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Editor’s Choice Award Brings BMW Motorrad USA’s “Best Bike” Tally to 17...But Who’s Counting?


Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 4, 2014…On the heels of announcing 16 Best Bike Awards for 2014, BMW Motorrad USA received another coveted accolade from the motorcycle press.  In his annual pick of the Top 10 Motorcycles for 2014, Ultimate MotorCycling Editor Don Williams named the BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive “Best Luxury Touring” motorcycle. 


“The BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive defines luxury,” writes Williams. “Effortless to ride, despite its 794-pound claimed curb weight, the Exclusive has the six-cylinder power and the handling to take you and passenger comfortably across the country without a second thought.  A long list of electronics look after you, allowing the rider to concentrate on the road and sights. Almost infinitely adjustable, you can personalize the ride exactly to your liking and the prevailing conditions. Practical features such as Hill Start Control and the adaptive xenon headlight push this bike over the top, along with the four layers of metallic high-gloss paint, and just the right amount of chrome. Spectacular.”


To date, BMW Motorrad USA has earned 17 Best Bike Awards for 2014.  In addition to the Editor’s Choice award from Ultimate MotorCycling, BMW motorcycles garnered six “Best Of” awards from Motorcycle.com for the second year in a row, four “Best Of” awards from Motorcyclist, three of the top ten spots in Cycle World’s “Ten Best Bikes for 2014,” and Rider’s 2014 People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year award for the BMW R 1200 RT.  MSN Autos also chose the BMW R nineT and BMW S 1000 R as two of “The Best Bikes for the 2014 Riding Season.”


BMW Motorrad USA 2014 Awards


Cycle World                       

3 of the “10 Best Bikes for 2014”

BMW R 1200 RT                              Best Sport Touring Bike

BMW S 1000 R                                Best Standard Bike

BMW K 1600 GTL                           Best Touring Bike (4th year in a row)”  




6 “Best of” Awards

(2nd yr in a row won 6 “Best of” Awards)

BMW R 1200 RT                              Best Sport-Touring Motorcycle

BMW R nineT                                    Best Standard Motorcycle

BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive           Best Touring Motorcycle (2nd year in a row)

BMW C 650 GT                                Best Scooter (2nd year in a row)

BMW Hill Start Control                     Best New Motorcycle Technology for 2014

(also won in 2013 for Dynamic Damping Control)

BMW R 1200 GS                              Best On-Off-Road/Adventure Motorcycle (tied)

(in 2013 won Motorcycle of the Year and Best Off-Road/Adv Motorcycle)




4 “Best of” Awards

BMW S 1000 RR                              Best Sportbike - Alternative Take

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure                        Best Adventure Bike

BMW R 1200 RT                              Best Touring Bike

BMW S 1000 R                                Best Naked Bike




Top 10 Motorcycles of 2014 | Editor’s Choice

BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive                       Best Luxury Touring Motorcycle




2014 People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year Award

BMW R 1200 RT                 



MSN Autos                        

Best New Motorcycles of the 2014 Riding Season

BMW R nineT

BMW S 1000 R



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 the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 120 MINI passenger car dealers, and 35 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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