BMW K 1600 GT and GTL review

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BMW K1600 GT

BMW K 1600 GT and GTL review

BMW K 1600 GT top box option.

Mark Hinchliffe tests and reviews the BMW K 1600 GT and

Nothing has ever come to matching the Honda Gold luxury tourer for agility, and features. Until now.

new six-cylinder 1600 GTL has more and torque, more features, weight, better economy and a price tag. This is the weight title fight of and the two opponents each pack a but the new BMW’s six-cylinder engine is the with fly-me-to-the-moon grunt.

The K comes in GT form with a seat and more aggressive and the GTL with a lower seat, fog and top box. BMW Motorrad Australia manager Miles Davis the company has a strong reputation for models. But this is a clean with no existing platforms, he

The tourers arrive at $34,990 for the GT and for the GTL with the lot. The GT is about more than the Honda Kawasaki GTR1400 and Yamaha A, but has a lot more kit.

The GTL is $1000 than the standard Gold and $7000 less than the comparative luxury model, Honda is doing deals to stock. It is also $2000 than the Harley-Davidson Electra but has a lot more kit.

The heart of the BMW is the compact in-line six-cylinder which is only 62mm than the K1300 engine. It is a with 170Nm of torque and 70 per of that from just plus 118kW of top-end, power.

There are three management modes for rain power and torque curve, traction control), road power and torque) and dynamic power and torque, more throttle, later traction

Technology abounds with Duolever/Paralever suspension, fly-by-wire traction control, electric iPod/iPhone connectivity, adaptive headlights, central locking, seat, satnav (optional) and It even has a slipper clutch, usually only found in

These are the first bikes car technology such as central locking for the five luggage daytime running light rings from BMW cars, headlights and an infotainment controller BMW’s iDrive system.

The not only swivel side to but up and down with the bike’s angle to cleverly illuminate the of a corner.

It is difficult to make a tourer look good all those panniers, top boxes and barn-door fairings. But the BMW is sleek all angles, except the rear the lack of bodywork on the panniers it look unfinished.

The aggressive panel angles the S 1000 RR superbike making it neat and racy even there is 115 litres of storage (46L top box and 33L each pannier).

The Wing luxury model may an airbag, but the K1600 is a tour de of primary safety technology as ABS, traction control, pressure control monitor, suspension adjustment, adaptive and rider modes.

The bikes launched on the twisty Tweed and Coast hinterland roads, in places by January floods; a test that proved suspension up to the task with a ride and unshakeable handling.

The GTL has a riding position with bars, a lower seat and a bigger pillion seat, it’s not as roomy as the Gold pillion perch. It comes a top box standard and a massive electronically windscreen that almost out the world. This alone entice Wing riders who to stop to adjust their

There are also some GTL badges and wide comfort The GT has a higher seat and slightly lean to the bars with a lower but just as effective A top box and low seat are options.

While it have a reverse gear, it is up to lighter than the Wing so it is to manoeuvre with your in carparks. Ninety minutes of riding convinced me to never again in the dark without lights. They are a must for

Audio systems on bikes are against wind noise. the massive windscreen, the BMW’s system doesn’t have power or clarity to drown out the road and engine noise. are strong and safe with the ABS in frequently.

The smooth and powerful engine is the winner with instant smooth and linear delivery, and a grainy character compared the Gold Wing’s velvety but soulless flat six mill.

bike — in GT and GTL form is the best tourer I have Compared with the Gold the GTL has better power, torque, style, economy, range, handling, weight, connectivity, safety features, satnav and features.

However, the Gold has reverse gear and better seat, audio system and the best satnav antiglare I have seen. The luxury has an airbag.

BMW K1600 GT

BMW K 1600 GT and GTL

Prices: $34,990 (GT), (GTL)

Warranty: 2-year, km

Service: 1000/10,000km/12mths

Engine: water-cooled, in-line, 1649cc six

6-speed, shaft drive

4.5L/100km at 90km/h (GT), 4.6 26.5-litre tank; 95 RON

Suspension: front, Paralever rear, suspension adjustment

Dimensions: (L), 1000mm (W), (H) 815-835mm (GT seat), 800-780mm (GT option) 750-780mm (GTL 1680mm (WB)

Tyres: ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17

Brakes: 320mm ABS

Dry weight: 321kg (GT), (GTL)

Colours: red and white/grey silver and blue (GTL)


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