BMW’s K series of touring bikes is regarded as among the best in its class. The K 1600, the most recent iteration of the heavyweight tourer, boasts one of the narrowest inline-six cylinder engines in production, and provides the K 1600 a surprisingly agile platform despite its long-distance capabilities.
With that said, BMW has just announced the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL models in Malaysia for the 2023 model year, providing fans with a unique and powerful touring experience. The two models are great for riders who appreciate comfort and practicality, since they have remarkable style, exceptional performance, innovative technology, and long-distance capabilities.
The BMW K 1600 GT is a high-performance touring motorbike with an assortment of touring-specific features. Its adaptive headlamps, which employ sensors that adjust the angle of the beam based on the bike's lean angle, speed, and other data, are one of its notable features. The K 1600 GT also has an electronically adjustable windshield that can be raised or lowered at the push of a button to accommodate the rider's height and riding preferences. The bike also has built-in luggage compartments that provide plenty of storage room for all of your touring gear and essentials.
On the performance side of the equation, the K 1600 GT and GTL are powered by a massive 1,648cc, oil and water-cooled, inline-six cylinder engine. The engine churns out 160 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque, making for quite the confidence-inspiring ride at high speeds. Surely, this level of performance will prove to be perfect for Malaysia’s expressways, allowing touring enthusiasts to cruise in style and comfort.
The BMW K 1600 GT has a remarkable range of high-tech innovations that enhance the rider's experience, in addition to its impressive touring-focused equipment. The bike has four programmable buttons that provide quick access to features, allowing users to modify settings and controls without taking their hands off the handlebars. The onboard computer and 10.25-inch color TFT display provide exceptional connectivity and visibility, allowing riders to remain up to date on critical information such as speed, fuel level, and travel distance.
The K 1600 GT also has Bluetooth capabilities, allowing users to link their smartphone to the bike for notifications and music streaming. Finally, the bike has WiFi connectivity, which allows users to easily access and update the GPS system. This keeps the bike up to date with the most recent maps and routes, making it easier to find your way on long-haul tours to new and exciting locations.
The 2023 BMW K 1600 GT is available in two color options: traditional Black Storm Metallic and Style Sport, which has a dynamic blend of light white, racing blue metallic, and racing red body colors and accents. In contrast, the New K 1600 GTL is offered in Black Storm Metallic and Gravity Blue Metallic (Style Exclusive). In addition, the new Option 719 Meteoric Dust will be offered for both the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL. The prices for the two variants are RM174,500 ($39,320) and RM183,500 ($41,348 USD), respectively.