BMW Motorrad Malaysia today unveiled two new touring motorcycles from the BMW K 1600 portfolio – the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL, presenting a powerfully dynamic and luxurious touring experience for BMW Motorrad customers as well as two-wheel enthusiasts in Malaysia.
Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “For over a decade now, we have presented our powerful and luxurious six-cylinder equipment at the highest level with the BMW K 1600 models. Now, while still remaining true to design, we are thrilled to present new exclusive features to the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL, that will not only enhance the touring experience but ultimately offer what tourers are built for: to enable new adventures in every horizon – through diverse cities, countries and landscapes, in the company of friends or to meet new people along the way.”
The BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL arrive with updated features that bring a refreshing take to the beloved design language, while retaining the luxurious riding experience that the motorcycles have to offer. Featuring the narrowest six-cylinder in-line engine in its series production, the new variants offer absolutely superior touring characteristics and riding capabilities combined with segment-leading performance.
The BMW K 1600 GT is a particularly agile and dynamic variant of the six-cylinder design, equipped with an upgraded fully-LED headlight that illuminates corners – perfect for breath-taking sunset rides, without compromising on safety or comfort. The BMW K 1600 GTL, on the other hand, is specifically engineered for exceptional shared riding experiences. The New BMW K 1600 GTL exemplifies this by offering performance touring with even more dynamism and superior comfort, designed to comfortably transport two people across roads and valleys with style.
Make Life a Ride with the BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL.
Designed as luxurious range-toppers in the touring segment, the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL arrive with unparalleled touring capabilities, presented in the form of two highly sophisticated motorcycles that are bursting with dynamics to leave a truly lasting impression.
The New BMW K 1600 GT arrives in two distinct colourways, namely the classic Black Storm Metallic and the Style Sport that features a striking combination of light white, racing blue metallic and racing red body colours and highlights. This includes the golden brake calliper at the front and the contrasting paintwork in light white on the front-wheel cover. The New K 1600 GTL, on the other hand, is available in Black Storm Metallic and Gravity Blue Metallic (Style Exclusive). Additionally, the new special edition Option 719 Meteoric Dust will also be made available for both the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL.
The new variants define their style with the Engine Protection Guard for the black six-cylinder in-line engine, low electrically adjustable windscreens and fully LED headlights that feature the Light Icon and Adaptive Cornering Lights, along with Daytime Riding Lights, LED Auxiliary Lights, Ground-Level Lighting as well as additional fog lights. The four configurable Favourites buttons also allow for easy access to vehicle functions, while the onboard computer and 10.25-inch coloured TFT display provide excellent connectivity as well as an integrated navigation system with the BMW Motorrad Connected application. Bluetooth function is also available for telephony and music playback, along with WiFi for navigation.
The oil/water cooled four-stroke in-line six-cylinder engine sits at the heart of the two new variants with two overhead camshafts placed above the drive shaft, bearing a capacity of 1,649 cc that is capable of 118 kw (160 hp) at 6,750 rpm. The maximum torque of 180 Nm at 5,250 rpm develops an incomparable and effortless push force, allowing the new variants to reach a maximum speed of 200km/h.
Fuel consumption for both variants are exemplary, measuring at 5.9 litres per 100km of travel. Revised according to EU-5 regulations, emission control is offered via a closed-loop three-way catalytic converter to output approximately 137g per kilometre of travel. The alternator is a 700W three phase-alternator (nominal power) paired with a maintenance-free 12 V/26 Ah battery.
Power is transmitted to the new variants via a multiple-disc clutch in oil bath with a six-speed helical-toothed transmission, allowing for dynamic bends and greater agility. The centrepiece of the suspension is the cast aluminium bridge-type frame. Front suspension is offered to the New BMW K 1600 GT via the BMW Motorrad Duolever on a central spring strut suspension, while rear suspension is offered via a cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever. The BMW K 1600 GTL is equipped with the BMW Motorrad Duolever at the front, paired with a central shock absorber with helical spring. At the rear, a central spring strut with coil spring equips the New BMW K 1600 GTL, featuring adjustable rebound stage damping and spring preload – making for optimum damping comfort and stable handling.
Apart from the BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro, the new variants also feature three riding modes namely the Rain, Road and Dynamic modes – specially curated to offer the best riding experience through diverse weather conditions and locations. Owners will also be able to enjoy riding assistance features such as the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Engine Brake Control (MSR), Hill Start Control Pro, as well as the Dynamic ESA Next Generation (with Automatic Load Levelling) which ensures optimum handling and riding dynamics. Riders can also make use of the Reverse Assistant that equip the new variants as standard, for effortless manoeuvring.
Riders will be able to enjoy maximum comfort with the heating feature for both the grips and seats, adjustable handbrake and clutch levers, as well as Cruise Control. Convenience is offered via the standard addition of the case holder, integral pannier cases in body colour, tyre pressure control as well as the smartphone tray with USB port.
Exclusive to the New BMW K 1600 GTL is the Audio System 2.0 – complete with radio functions, equalizer sound profiles, and front speakers integrated into the fairing, along with the variant-exclusive top case which offers generous storage space, perfect for shared riding experiences. Previously optional equipment now made standard for the two new variants include Keyless Ride, central locking system, Gear Shift Assist Pro and the anti-theft alarm.
With the Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL start from RM 2,128.00 and RM 2,238.00 per month respectively (based on the Balloon Financing estimates of an 80% loan on a 4-year tenure). Owners can also enjoy additional benefits with the Industry-Leading Premium Engine Oil Inclusive, Service Inclusive and Warranty Extension Programmes by BMW Motorrad Malaysia. For more information on the programmes, visit this link.
The retail pricing (on the road, with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s All-New 3-Year Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance Programmes, without insurance) for the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL are:
The New BMW K 1600 GT RM 174,500.00
The New BMW K 1600 GTL RM 183,500.00
For more information on the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL, customers can visit their preferred authorised BMW Motorrad dealer or visit this link.
This article is written by BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd