All-new 160bhp tourers confirmed (you know, the ones we told you about weeks ago)
BMW has announced details of the company's forthcoming K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL touring motorcycles, which confirm an all-new 160bhp in-line six cylnder engine.
As expected, both bikes will feature the 102kg tranversely-mounted motor, which produces a claimed 129ft-lbs torque, with over 70% of maximum torque available from just 1,500 rpm.
Two weeks ago, Visordown brought spy shots of the new BMW 1600cc machine during the tourers test trials.
The new BMWs feature the first ever "Adaptive Headlight" for motorcycles is available as option ex works, in addition to the standard xenon (HID) headlight.
The main headlight fitted as standard consists of a centrally positioned, movable xenon projection module with reflector mirror. Level sensors at the front and rear axle provide data for permanent headlight levelling. Due to the pitch compensation, the headlight sheds light in the optimum pre-set area when the motorcycle is travelling straight ahead, regardless of riding and load conditions.
The six-cylinder machines will also feature DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), Duolever and Paralever suspension with BMW's Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA II.
Ride by wire throttle and adjustable bar-mounted power configurations also grace BMW's new tourers. A choice of three modes: "Rain", "Road" and "Dynamic" allow for differing power characteristics to suit varying surface conditions and riding styles.
There's a load of other bumph contained in the company's release, the highlights of which are:
• Integrated operating concept for the first time with Multi-Controller, TFT colour screen and menu guidance.• Audio system with preparation for navigation device and controllable interface for iPod, MP3, USB, Bluetooth and satellite radio (only USA and Canada) (standard in the K 1600 GTL).• Innovative design with outstanding wind and weather protection.• K 1600 GT with active riding ergonomics for proactive touring.• K 1600 GTL with very comfortable, relaxed ergonomics set-up for long trips with pillion passenger, as well as luxury touring features.• Extensive fittings and individually tailored accessories at the familiar high level of BMW Motorrad.
All we want to know is when is BMW going to release the BMW '6-pack' concept muscle bike we saw last year?
Posted: 02/07/2010 at 14:49
Posted: 02/07/2010 at 15:21
See you the BMW adaptive headlight video...
Posted: 02/07/2010 at 18:26
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