BMW’s New K1600 Models Push The Motorcycle Technology Envelope

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BMW’s New K1600 Models The Motorcycle Technology Envelope

once defined a motorcycle as wheels, a motor and a little bit of Obviously, BMW didn’t get that since their latest and sport touring bikes are a testament to wretched excess. start with the motor, BMW adopted a “if four is good, six is philosophy.

The K1600GT Sport and the K1600GTL Luxury Tourer now with a 1,600cc inline six motor, which uses a bore and long … to a width of just 22 inches. The produces 160 horsepower (at 7,500 and 129 ft lb of torque (at 5,000 RPM), so riding, even with should be a non-issue.

The amount of technology on the new Ks is impressive and a bit frightening. On the motor side, the ECU has a position fuel map similar to Aprilia uses on the Dorsoduro and A rider can choose from which blends performance and economy; “Rain”, which power and delays throttle and “Dynamic”, which sacrifices economy for the best performance.

As you’d expect, the new Ks come with ABS and traction control is an option.


Like BMW’s the new K bikes offer adaptive which correct for both angle and cornering. An electronically suspension, like the one offered on GS series, is an available option. A color TFT display allows to monitor trip computer motorcycle setup data, and communications data and (presumably) data.

With so many menus to through, BMW has included a “Multi-Controller” to the iDrive found in their Call me paranoid, but I see this as a really bad idea: how many K will get written off because the was navigating a menu when he have been watching

Call me a Luddite, but all this just means there’s more to go wrong. When does, what are the chances be fixing it by the side of the road a roll of Gorilla tape and a “Slim to none” would be my and even my ’04 BMW K1200RS is unnecessarily in a lot of ways (like the servo linked ABS, for example).

Still, someone has to pioneer in technology, and BMW has been particularly at doing so on two wheels over the few years. These new K bikes for everyone, but I’m sure BMW will no problem in selling all they


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