BMW K1600GT Overview

Impressive is a word which springs to mind when talking about the K1600GT bike from BMW.  This is a truly spectacular bike which has been designed to be fast touring bike. It has three riding modes: Rain, Road and Dynamic and the fuel-injection system and impressive i-drive technology allow you to fluidly change mode with ease.  There is even additional technology you can purchase with the bike which will change the riding mode automatically.

There is no getting away from the fact that the K1600GT is a big bike but thanks to the 1600 six-cylinder inline engine you simply don’t notice that weight at all.  This is a bike which is steeped in power and is one of the smoothest rides you will ever have the luxury of experiencing.  The noise from the motor alone would be enough to sway even the most die-hard of bikers and that’s before you try it out on the open road.  Even then, the K1600GT is a bike which is equally at home in the city as it is on the motorway, and works well as an all-rounder with the occasional touring trip.

The K1600GT is not a cheap bike; prices start at just under £15,000 for a standard model but with even the basic bikes coming with equipment such as central luggage locking, electronically adjustable screens, i-drive systems and TFT technology, these are some of the most sophisticated bikes on the market.  Add into that the fact that BMW’s in general holding their value well; this is more of an investment than anything else.

BMW K1600GT Spec

Seat height820mm
Weight319kg
EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, 4v
Capacity1649cc
Average fuel consumption35mpg
Top speed148mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:ColinReview Date: May 2017
Comfort
The seats are a little hard... We had to have ours made softer
Ride Quality
Perfect
Build Quality & Reliability
Very well put together
Engine Rating
Fast. Torquey and very smooth
Brake Rating
Excellent
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Pros CommentsComfort. Protection and specifications. Brilliant bike, we thoroughly enjoyed every second.
Cons CommentsSeat comfort

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