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K 1600 GT

Wanderlust on two wheels.

Being on the move, gaining impressions, experiencing a great deal, relaxed and yet dynamic riding pleasure: this is what the world looks like from the saddle of the new K 1600 GT. Because it offers you even more dynamics and even more touring comfort: its 6-cylinder in-line engine is already considered an icon with its power delivery and running smoothness. Added to this are the absolute long-distance suitability with wind and weather protection and equipment which makes you want to mount the machine right away. With the K 1600 GT, you not only see a great deal, you yourself are also a great sight to behold. Indeed, you leave quite an impression regardless of whether you are at a standstill or on the move.

Dynamics for the eye as well: the design.

Dynamics and comfort, these characteristics of the K 1600 GT are also reflected in the design: The Duolever front suspension, the xenon headlight with Adaptive Headlights, the powerful 6-cylinder engine and the frame make the high-quality overall image really stand out. The front and side view are athletically and sharply depicted and ensure a sporty, streamlined appearance. The 6-in-2 muffler reflects the potential of the 6-cylinder engine both visually and acoustically. The remarkable appearance of the K 1600 GT is supported by the high-quality paint finish: from exclusively discreet to sportily dynamic. You decide what suits you.

First-class six-pack: the technology.

Technically at the highest level, the equipment fitted as standard on the K 1600 GT leaves nothing more to wish for: ABS Pro, which ensures safe braking even when leaning, the innovative xenon headlight and the multi-controller are just a few of the extras fitted. New to standard production: the dynamic ESA. The chassis recognises and controls the damping action and the angular rate sensor and control units in milliseconds. In doing so, it ensures the best damper settings in every driving situation. Even when leaning, a damping comfort which was not imaginable until now and a resulting constantly stable riding behaviour is achieved.

Legendary: the six-cylinder in-line engine. It makes every ride into pure enjoyment: with its unmatched running smoothness and power delivery, it reliably ensures the desired dynamics. Its 118 kW/160 hp and maximum torque of 175 Nm develop an incomparable and effortless thrust. In doing so, the smallest movement of the hand gives the K 1600 GT a good dose of controllability on tours: responding behaviour and handling from a thoroughbred.

Do you want some more? The optional equipment.

The numerous special accessories such as adaptive headlight, keyless ride or central locking at the touch of a button ensure even more comfort, safety and in turn a relaxed ride. BMW Motorrad is the first motorcycle manufacturer to offer the optional „intelligent emergency call“ ex works, an additional plus in terms of safety. Thanks to the reverse assistant, manoeuvring and getting out of parking spaces is effortless even on steep terrain. The shift assistant Pro ensures even more comfortable and dynamic up- and down-shifting.

With the optional topcase, tank bag and touring cases to complement the generous standard stowage, there are several storing possibilities for everything you want to take with you. Regardless of whether it be on a long journey, a short trip or your daily route through town. The K 1600 GT keeps its promise when it comes to its sporty appearance and high-quality equipment: this is where dynamics and comfort complement each other to ensure pure riding pleasure.

Type Oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 72 mm x 67,5 mm
Capacity 1.649 cc
Rated output 118 kW (160 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 175 Nm at 5,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12,2 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 5.7 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator 700 W
Battery 12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, Anti-Hopping
Gearbox 6-speed, helical, gearbox
Drive shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Paralever
Suspension travel front / rear 115 mm /135 mm
Wheelbase 1,618 mm
Castor 106.4 mm
Steering head angle 62.2°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3,50 x 17″
Rim, rear 6.00 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,324 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 1,000 mm
Height 1,440 mm
Seat height 810/830 mm (low seat*: 800/780 mm) *OE
Inner leg curve 1,830/1,870 mm (low seat*: 1,775/1,810 mm) *OE
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 334 kg
Permitted total weight 540 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 206 kg
Usable tank volume 26.5 l
Reserve 4,0 l

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume, (with panniers)


HP Sports silencer

The ultimate in craftsmanship: dual slip-on silencer with intricately tapered titanium jacket, stainless steel connecting pipes and internal design and carbon end cap. Impressive, deep sound from three exhaust tailpipes on each side means that the K 1600 GT is also pleasing on the ear.

  • Dual slip-on silencer for throaty sound and sporty looks
  • Intricately tapered titanium jacket
  • Stainless steel connecting pipes and internal design
  • 3 exhaust tailpipes on each side, jacketed with carbon end cap
  • Low weight: approximately 8.1 kg (approximately 4.3 kg lighter than the standard component)
  • Power and torque at the levels of the standard configuration
  • Logo with clearly visible HP inscription lasered on side face
  • Exhausted emission standard: EU 4


Liner for touring case

The sturdy liners make it easier to insert and remove items and they are also water-repellent. The practical interior compartments provide fixed storage for laundry, while small parts can be stored in the outer pockets. With carry handles and removable shoulder strap.

  • Functional liners made of high-quality polyester weave
  • Highly water-repellent
  • Perfect shaped fit for full utilisation of the available stowage capacity
  • Practical interior compartments with storage net to divide up the space and bungee-cord spider in the lid
  • Zippered outer pockets for small parts
  • Strong base and reinforced sides, so sturdy and able to retain shape
  • All-round zip fasteners for optimum accessibility
  • Removable shoulder strap with adjustable padding, carry handle
  • Colour: black

Impact protection for touring cases

Made of strong plastic, protects the cases at the side, bottom and front.

  • Protects the side and front side of the case against scratches and damage to the surfaces
  • 2 strong plastic moulded impact protectors for each side
  • Colour: black

Protective film for touring cases

Self-adhesive, protects the top and side of the cases against light scratches.

  • Protects the paint finish of the cases at top and sides, for example to prevent the scuffing caused by boot heels
  • 2 self-adhesive films per side
  • Colour: Transparent


The waterproof topcase with integrated backrest pad for the passenger has an interior light, is lined with velour carpet, and opens as if by itself. It provides approx. 49 l storage space. It can comfortably house two helmets, for example. Available in all current vehicle colours.

  • Waterproof topcase in standard vehicle colours
  • Large stowage compartment (approx. 49 l), will also take 2 helmets
  • Comfortable interior equipment with interior light and carpet
  • Backrest as standard, so high level of comfort for passenger
  • 2 gas-filled shock absorbers for support when opening the lid
  • Optional: liner, storage compartment for topcase, additional brake light

Liner for topcase

The practical, high-quality liner is water-repellent and makes full use of the topcase volume. Simultaneous use of the storage compartment for the topcase possible, subject to some restrictions.

  • Functional liners made of high-quality polyester weave
  • Highly water-repellent
  • Perfect shaped fit for full utilisation of the available stowage capacity
  • Strong base and reinforced sides, so sturdy and able to retain shape
  • 2 outer pockets with zip fasteners for small parts
  • 2-way zip fastener round 3 sides for optimal accessibility
  • Removable shoulder strap with adjustable padding, 2 carry handles (stowable at side)
  • Colour: black

Storage compartment for topcase

The practical solution for documents, writing instruments or netbook: secured in the topcase lid with 4 snap fasteners, this practical document case helps keep things organised and enables quick access to important items.

  • Pouch for documents and writing instruments, for example
  • Secured in the topcase lid with 4 snap fasteners
  • All-round zip fastener
  • Practical interior compartments with DIN A4 document pouch, 2 compartments for small parts and pen holders
  • 2 robust carry handles
  • Dimensions: 37x22x4 cm
  • Outer material: high-quality polyester weave
  • Colour: black

Second brake light for topcase

The LED additional brake light in white clear-glass look increases passive safety and blends perfectly with the existing topcase lid embellisher.

  • LED additional brake light for touring topcase
  • 16 LEDs, white clear-glass look with chrome-plated bezel
  • For more safety in traffic
  • Length of strip light: approx. 30 cm

Tank bag

The waterproof main compartment of the tank bag can be extended from 10 l to 12 l and has a small view pocket with removable panel. Small parts can be safely stowed in 2 outer and one inner pocket. With carry handle and removable shoulder strap.

  • Highly functional tank bag
  • Capacity: approx.10 l, extendible to 12 l
  • Waterproof main compartment with welded liner, with sports bag type closure
  • Small view pocket with removable panel
  • 2 water-repellent outer pockets and 1 inner pocket for small parts
  • Adjustable shoulder strap, removable
  • Carry handle on front
  • Outer material of high-quality polyester weave
  • Precisely fitted EVA base with anti-slip coating
  • Colour: black
  • Optional: Vario insert for tank bag

Vario insert for tank bag

With the practical Vario insert, choose for yourself how you want to divide up the interior space of the tank bag, making sure everything stays where you want it, even when riding along winding roads.

  • Flexible division of the space available inside the tank bag
  • Outer ring, width adjustable by Velcro fastener (LxH: approx. 100×13 cm)
  • 2 long and 2 short wall inserts, with Velcro fastener at both ends
  • Small zippered pocket attaches by Velcro, with BMW Motorrad logotype
  • Suitable for BMW Motorrad tank bags with overall capacity of 11 litres or more
  • Material: flexible ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), with self-attaching polyester covering
  • Colour: Grey


Forged wheels

The 9-spoke, high-tensile, aluminium alloy forged wheels catch the eye with their highly-polished, all-round milled finish. They give the motorcycle a soft, solid appearance.

  • Forged wheels made of high-tensile aluminium alloy, painted in Orbit Grey
  • Impressive appearance thanks to 9 outward-tapered spokes with highly-polished, all-round milled finish
  • Gives the motorcycle a soft, solid appearance
  • Rim dimensions: 3.5×17 inches front, 6.0×17 inches rear

Chrome sections – case strip/topcase lid embellisher/windscreen finisher

The choice is yours: with the high-quality and beautifully designed chrome sections, which can be combined in any way, you can give your K 1600 GT a distinctive and classy look.

  • High-quality and beautifully designed chrome sections to customise your motorcycle
  • Chrome-plated windscreen finisher, chrome-plated case strip and/or chrome-plated topcase lidembellisher

Floor lighting

When it is getting late: the floor lighting illuminates the surface with modern LED technology and makes it easier to park. If you want, also after the ignition key has been removed.

  • State-of-the-art LED technology for illuminating the ground underneath the motorcycle
  • In the dark it is much easier to find a place where the motorcycle will stand firmly when parked and it also makes it easier to operate the side stand or the centre stand
  • Better vision for mounting and dismounting
  • Switches on when the central locking or the ignition is actuated
  • Switches off automatically on pull away, when the ignition key is removed from the lock, or after a preset ON time


Windscreen, low

Gives the K 1600 GT a sporty look with good wind and weather protection.

  • Sporty look with good wind and weather protection
  • Lower (- approx. 70 mm) than standard windscreen but with same width
  • Scratchproof coating for unimpaired long-term transparency
  • General Operating Permit

One-piece seat

Makes you want to get straight on the motorcycle: the customised, wide seat with decorative stitching is very well padded and provides outstanding touring comfort for rider and passenger. Available in three seat heights. All retrofittable seats are heated.

  • One-piece seat, considerably wider and considerably more padded in the passenger area
  • More comfort for long distances for two
  • Available in three different seat heights: 750 mm, 780 mm, 810 mm
  • Seated-arc length: 1720 mm, 1770 mm, 1830 mm
  • Colour: black

Rider’s seat, height-adjustable

The lower rider’s seat makes it easier to mount and handle the motorcycle. Also available as an optional extra.

  • Easier for rider to put his/her feet on the ground, so motorcycle easier to balance when stopped
  • Adjustable seat height: 780/800 mm (standard: 810/830 mm)
  • Seated-arc length: 1775/1810 mm (standard: 1830/1870 mm)
  • Colour: black
  • Also available as optional extra

Shift assistant Pro

Use the shift assistant Pro to shift up and down comfortably without operating the clutch. Also available as an optional extra.

  • Permits upshifts and downshifts without declutching or closing the throttle in the load and rpm ranges generally relevant for riding situations
  • Also available as optional extra

Hill Start Control

Stop and drive off on hills with Hill Start Control – also no problem with passenger and fully loaded motorcycle. Also available as an optional extra.

  • Hill Start Control to prevent uncontrolled roll back on gradients
  • Enables the rider to hold the motorcycle effortlessly with the engine running on gradients
  • Makes hill starts easier
  • Particularly welcome feature for anyone who has ridden a big, heavily loaded touring machine
  • Activation by pulling firmly on the handbrake lever
  • Pulling the handbrake lever again deactivates the function, as does pulling away in first or second gear
  • Also available as optional extra


Navigator V

Where am I, where am I heading and what’s the best way there? Questions that come up on every trip and that are totally easy to answer: with the BMW Motorrad Navigator V. Easy to install, it is the ideal GPS navigation system. Convenient to operate even with gloved hands, it has stats to be proud of: 5″ screen, 8 GB flash memory, lifetime map update, wireless Bluetooth technology and optional smartphone link for real-time congestion information. Comes complete with carry pouch for off-vehicle transportation. In combination with the optional car kit, the BMW Motorrad Navigator V can also be used as an in-car hands-free system.

  • Bluetooth-compatible GPS navigation device optimised for use on motorcycles
  • Large, bright 5″ display
  • Available either with map data for Europe or North America¹, or without preinstalled map data
  • Free lifelong map updates (only for the options with pre-installed map data)
  • Fully integrated mounting in the instrument panel of the K 1600 GT
  • Protected against theft by the lowered windscreen when at a standstill
  • Comfortable and safe operation using Multi-Controller on the left-hand side of the handlebars
  • Navigation commands can either be given over the speakers of the (optional) audio system or via a helmet with the BMW Motorrad communication system
  • MyMotorcycle pages as well as display of warning and status reports of the motorcycle
  • Optional Garmin smartphone line for congestion information in real time, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and more
  • Optional: in-car kit

¹ Available only in USA

The car holder for the GPS as shown in the picture is not part of the Navigator V, but can be purchased optionally as well.

Dual USB charger with cable for 12V power socket

Charge your smartphone and digital camera during the motorcycle tour – no problem with the dual USB charger. Thanks to the two USB ports, two devices can be charged at the same time using the motorcycle power socket.

  • Charger for simultaneous charging of 2 mobile end devices while riding, using the motorcycle’s 12V power socket
  • Compatible with, for example, smartphone, mobile phone, tablet, MP3 player, digital camera
  • 2 USB ports
  • Choice of 2 cable lengths: 60 or 120 cm

Audio system

Radio with dual tuner, traffic information channel, Bluetooth, interfaces for MP3 player, iPod (using adapter cable), USB and AUX input – can be conveniently operated, for example, using the Multi-Controller on the handlebars. Including preparation for navigation device.

  • Radio with dual tuner and 24 memory slots
  • Output of traffic information (traffic information channel)
  • Possibility of receiving Sirius XM satellite radio (USA and Canada only)
  • Connectivity for MP3 player or iPod/iPhone with use of playlists and folders
  • Operated using Multi-Controller and 4 control buttons on the operating unit (on left of motorcycle)
  • Audio playback via the on-board speakers or by Bluetooth over the helmet with BMW Motorrad communication system
  • Speed-dependent playback volume control
  • Radio station, track title, etc., shown on the multifunction display in the cockpit
  • Waterproof, lockable stowage compartment for audio devices (with audio interface) on the right-hand side of the motorcycle (if optional extra 0417 ‘Central locking’ is used, this stowage compartment is locked along with the other locks.)
  • Including preparation for navigation device for fully integrated mounting of the Navigator V


Crash bars

The two-piece, sturdy engine protection bar, made of matt blasted stainless steel, protects the engine housing against major damage and fits in perfectly with the classy overall design of the K 1600 GT.

  • 2-piece, sturdy engine protection bar made of electropolished stainless steel
  • Classy, matt blasted surface
  • Protects the engine housing against damage and minimises subsequent damage
  • Weight: approx. 1.9 kg (both sides incl. mounted parts)
  • Supplied complete with installation instructions

LED additional headlights

Increased safety in poor visibility conditions: see and be seen better with the LED additional headlights, including in fog, snow or rain. Also available as optional equipment.

  • Powerful LED auxiliary headlight in die-cast aluminium housing
  • More safety on the road: better vision and better visibility
  • LEDs are so long-lasting as to be virtually wear-free, so operation is fault-free and maintenance-free as well
  • Diameter approx. 70 mm, length approx. 110 mm
  • Also available as optional extra

Alarm system (without central locking system)

The system responds to changes of position and to vibration with a loud audible signal and flashing hazard warning lights. Also available as optional equipment with central locking system.

  • Alarm system without remote control
  • Acoustic and visual signals as alarm in the event of change of position or vibration
  • Locking the motorcycle activates the anti-theft alarm
  • Also available as optional equipment (ex works) with central locking system


Brake disc lock with anti-theft alarm

The brake disc lock from BMW Motorrad is the ideal theft-proofing for the road. With an integrated alarm system as well as a cotter pin and housing made of specially hardened steel, the lock provides reliable protection from theft and from manipulation of the lock. In addition, its small size allows it to be easily stored.

  • Brake disc lock for securing premium motorcycles
  • Secure and small, with integrated alarm system
  • SRA (Sécurité et Reparation Automobile) classified for the highest level of security
  • 13-mm cotter pin, housing and bearing parts of the locking mechanism made of special hardened steel
  • If the alarm system detects vibration or the smallest movements, an acoustic alarm is activated
  • Acoustic alarm of at least 100 dB for 15 seconds, then automatic reactivation
  • Special lock barrel provides the highest degree of protection from manipulation
  • External dimensions (lock): 115x67x42 mm
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