Updated BMW K1600 GTL

New colours, better wind protection and Euro4 compliance for BMW’s flagship tourer

Updated BMW K1600 GTL

HERE’S BMW’s 2017 K1600GTL, with updates including bigger wind deflectors and screen, new colours and engine upgrades to meet emission limits.

The flagship tourer comes in new white or grey colour schemes while a K1600GTL ‘Elegance’ edition is available in two shades of black.

The in-line-six engine still makes 160hp but now meets latest Euro4 emission limits, helped by new catalytic converters.

The updated model was unveiled at the Eicma motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, with price to be confirmed.

Here are the model highlights according to BMW:

‘An overview of the highlights of the new BMW K 1600 GT

  • Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
  • 6-cylinder in-line engine including new catalytic converters and adapted data status according to EU4 requirements, with an output of 118 kW (160 hp) at 7 750 rpm and a maximum torque of 175 Nm at 5 250 rpm.
  • Enhanced visual presence.
  • optimised wind and weather protection due to enlarged slipstream deflectors and windshield as well as side trim sections moved further to the rear.
  • Relaxed, upright seating posture with handlebars shifted further back (as compared to the K 1600 GT) and lower footrests.
  • Topcase as standard with integrated comfortable backrest.
  • Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA with automatic damping adaptation as standard.
  • Reverse assist for even simpler manoeuvrability as an ex works option.
  • Shift Assistant Pro for shifting up and down without clutch activation as an ex works option.
  • Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option for rapid assistance in an accident or emergency (currently only available in European markets with ConnectedDrive capability).
  • New attractive colour schemes:

- Lightwhite non-metallic

- Thundergrey metallic

- K 1600 GTL Elegance: Ebony metallic/Blackstorm metallic Media information Date 8 November 2016

  • Extensive standard equipment (ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control DTC, xenon headlamp, grip and seat heating, multi-controller, three riding modes, cruise control etc.).
  • Diverse range of well-established optional equipment items (adaptive turning light, daytime riding light, Keyless Ride, Hill Start Control, central locking, forged wheels etc.).
  • New and familiar Original BMW Motorrad Accessories, e.g. comfortable passenger footboards, additional brake light for topcase, HP sports silencer, chrome parts, crash bar etc.’