The big Bavarian Beemer, the 1600 GT, continues to evolve as the 6-cylinder equivalent of the Starship Enterprise. While power output is unchanged (160 hp), “the new K 1600 GT goes one step further. With the electronically controlled suspension Dynamic ESA as standard and its adjustment modes “Road” and “Dynamic”, both active riding experience and comfort have been significantly enhanced.
“In the standard setting “Road”, damping adaptation is now fully automated across the entire range, thereby offering the very highest level of comfort and traction over virtually all surfaces. This ensures the optimum damping force in all riding states and regardless of load. Depending on customer preference, the spring preload can be adapted to the load state at the press of a button and independently of the damping. Likewise at the press of a button – conveniently positioned on the handlebars, so it is even possible during travel – the rider can switch to the damping characteristics “Dynamic”, thereby selecting a tighter damping set-up overall.”
The Shift Assistant Pro available as an optional equipment item ex works allows the rider to shift up and down without activating the clutch, not only providing greater convenience but also additional dynamic performance.
The Big K also gets a new reverse assist, activated from the left handlebar with the press of a button. Reverse movement is activated by pressing the starter button. An Intelligent Emergency Call system is activated automatically if an accident occurs, sending the position data of the motorcycle to the BMW Call Center.
Wind and weather protection have been improved with new side trim and enlarged slipstream deflectors. Shift Assist Pro is also available for the K 1600 GT, allowing up and down shifting without activating the clutch or throttle.
Even more convenient manoeuvring is enabled in the new K 1600 GT by the reverse assist, which can be simply activated from the left-handlebar panel at the press of a button.
Three color variants: Mars Red metallic, Blackstorm metallic and Lupine Blue metallic / Blackstorm metallic.
6-cylinder in-line engine including new catalytic converters and adapted data status according to EU4 requirements, with an unchanged output of 118 kW (160 hp) at 7 750 rpm and a maximum torque of 175 Nm at 6 500 rpm.
Depending on customer preference, the spring preload can be adapted to the load state at the press of a button and independently of the damping.