INTERMOT 2010: BMW K1600GT / GTL Unveiled

Six-cylinder tourers debut in Cologne

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Oct. 05, 2010
BMW officially presented its six-cylinder K1600GT and K1600GTL at the 2010 INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany.

Motorcycle.com had a sneak peak at the 2011 BMW K1600GT sport tourer and K1600GTL luxury tourer back in July but BMW has finally revealed the two bikes to the public.

The K1600GT and GTL are based around a new inline six engine with a claimed power output of 160hp and 129 ft-lb. of torque. According to BMW, the engines 226 pound weight makes it the lightest serially produced inline six engine over 1000cc. That helps the K1600GT claim a weight of 703 pounds (without panniers) while the K1600GTL comes in at a heftier 767 pounds (with panniers and topcase).

The BMW K1600GTL was finally unveiled to the public at INTERMOT.

BMW equipped the K1600 models with its E-Gas three-mode ride-by-wire system, offering Rain, Road and Dynamic settings. Both models are also available with dynamic traction control and electronic suspension adjustment.

According to BMW, the K1600GT weighs in at 703 pounds (not including the bags).

For more pictures, visit our BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL gallery. For more information, read more about the BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL U.S launch report and dont forget to check out the rest of our INTERMOT 2010 coverage.

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