BMW K 1600 GTL — CARmag.co.za

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BMW K1600 GTL

BMW K 1600 GTL

You have to part a number of car-related luxuries if you to undertake a road trip on a rather than in a four-wheeled BMW’s new über tourer, the K GTL, aims to ease the from one to the other. It’s a balance, but the Bavarian bike it perfectly.

The BMW’s three compartments are large enough for a away and the top box can easily hold a helmet. Furthermore, the pillion has the seat in the house thanks to a squishy pew and a wide, high

A stand-out feature is the standard-fit sat/nav at the top of the instrument panel. this is another screen displays trip-computer information, range, settings for the ESA (electronic adjustment) system, tyre-pressure audio system and much

To navigate between these the rider uses a controller sited on the left handlebar operates in a similar manner to the iDrive system in its passenger With some practice, it simple to control this tourer’s various settings, while riding.

The position of the windscreen can be electrically to match the rider’s height. The it’s set into the wind the clearer the rider and pillion can the BMW’s powerful audio which is equipped with and USB ports. Cruise control is standard.

On the road

Swing leg over the equally comfortable seat and straighten the bike, and immediately notice how much and nimbler it feels compared its main rival, Honda’s heavier Goldwing.

On the open, flowing roads of the and with the ESA system set to comfort the GTL proved absorbent but never Changing these settings to or sport sees the suspension up for improved control.

I rarely the need to rev the six-cylinder engine 4 000 r/min (after all, 70 per of the maximum torque is available at 1 500 In fact, you can pin the throttle in any gear as low as 1 000 r/min and the GTL accelerates in a controlled, fashion. However, should you to use the entire rev band, the engine in perfect pitch.

Take its size and mass account, and this 1600 nimbler and more manageable we expected. It doesn’t feature an reverse gear such as the Goldwing’s, though, so care to be taken when parking the

That said, it’s luxurious and advanced, and rides more control and compliance. During the spell that gripped the Cape in September, I wouldn’t been comfortable on any other With the heated seats and switched on and tunes streaming the powerful audio system, the from car to bike was easy.

Notebook comments:

BMW K1600 GTL

WL: A technological that makes touring so

NL: The most comfortable, capable and touring motorcycle I have across.

Fast facts

6-cyl, liquid-cooled, 4-…,

Displacement: 1 649 cm 3

Power (kW/r/min): 118/7 750

175/5 250


BMW K1600 GTL

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