In a bid to comply with Euro 5 restrictions, BMW resolved to launch a new inline 6-cylinder touring BMW series. The released BMW models include the BMW K1600GTL, K1600 GT, and K 1600 B. All of these new releases boast of added driver and passenger safety, more torque, additional comfort features, and a wide array of exciting motorcycle accessories for all BMW lovers. In this guide, we will focus on the 2022 BMW K 1600 GT reviewing its main features, price, and color options.
2022 BMW K 1600 GT specs
- Wheel: Cast aluminum
- Rear tire: 190/55 x 17
- Front tires: 120/70 x 17
- Rear suspension: Travel; 4.9 inches; Semi-active BMW Motorrad Paralever
- Rear brake: 320mm disc with dual-piston floating calipers
- Front brake: 320mm floating disc with a 4-piston fixed caliper
- Front suspension: Travel; 4.5 inches; Non-adjustable BMW Motorrad Duolever with central spring struts
- Frame: Die-cast aluminum with extruded aluminum subframe
- Model: Inline six-cylinder
- Bore x Stroke: 72 x 67.5mm
- Maximum torque: 132 ft-lbs @ 6750 rpm
- Maximum speed: 125 mph or more
- Displacement: 1649cc
- Maximum output: 160 hp @ 6750 rpm
- Size and capacity
- Estimated fuel consumption: 40 mpg
- Fuel capacity: 7.0 gallons
- Seat height: 31.9 inches
- Curb weight: 756 lbs.
- Wheelbase: 63.7 inches
BMW 2022 Lineup Updates
The BMW 2022 K 1600 GTL is a true reflection of the particularly dynamic and agile BMW 2022 lineup. It delivers an all-around pleasurable riding experience thanks to its standard topcase and extremely comfortable ergonomics. As part of BMW’s efforts to comply with Euro 5 regulations, the company also fitted this model with modern and sleek features. This includes a powerful 6-cylinder engine that provides a 160 peak horsepower. Additionally, all K 1600 GT models now come installed with an engine drag torque control (MSR). The MSR works similarly to the standard Dynamic Traction Control. It compares the speed of the rear and front wheels to determine the traction or slip capacity of both wheels. The BMW 2022 K 1600 models also come with a BMW Motorrad Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) "NextGen," with modern automatic load level compensation and revised calibration. The main role of this is to adjust the damping based on the input conditions from the rear and front sensors. The result? The smoothest ride possible.
The 2022 BMW K1600 GT comes with a 9-full LED low-beam headlight and 8 LEDs for the high-beam headlight. The standard “adaptive headlight” function consists of a low-beam LED headlight that turns into a curve of angles ranging between 24 degrees to 35 degrees for improved illumination. Moreover, the K 1600 models feature a 10.25” high-definition TFT color display with Bluetooth connectivity and integrated map navigation. The navigation works with the BMW Motorrad Connected app, which according to BMW, makes navigation all the more easier. There is also a hardened glass cover on the front display with a fingerprint and anti-reflective–resistant coating for enhanced protection. Accessories such as Navigation, Media, Settings, Radio, Telephone, and My Vehicle menus are neatly presented on the display.
When the ignition of the K 1600 model is switched on, a “welcome” light is displayed. The taillight and headlight then remain on for a short period of time and then gradually fade as they wait for the engine to start. Once the ignition is switched off, the rear and front lights automatically activate a “good-bye” light function. Moreover, the “follow me home” light function is automatically activated when the ignition is switched off. These features allow the rider to easily activate the light functions by simply pressing the high-beam headlight button. This is especially important when opening the garage or maneuvering in tight parking spaces as it could improve rider safety, as did BMW's laser headlights.
BMW’s new 2.0 Audio System features integrated antennas into its bodywork. However, it is only standard on the K 1600 Grand America and K 1600 GTL models and optional for the K 1600 B and K 1600 GT. Unlike the previous BMW audio system that was installed on the motorcycle as a primarily independent system, the recent 2.0 version comes fully integrated into the electrical system. Moreover, this new 2.0 Audio System comes with a unique display screen and sleek Menu control options for a seamless listening audio experience. The system also has a 1-year subscription to the SiriusXM satellite radio.
Operability and Comfort
The K 1600 GT is strategically engineered to improve the rider's operability and comfort during their riding experience. Thanks to its full-LED headlight, you can now enjoy your rides in dark places with more dynamic operability than before. Furthermore, its 2.0 optional Audio System features excellent signal quality and sound performance, providing you with the perfect sound quality. The 2022 BMW K 1600 GT also comes with an adaptive headlight that improves your riding visibility and pleasure.
Customization and Add-Ons
The K1600 GT models have original BMW Motorrad accessories and extensive equipment options that allow you to customize the bike according to your desired riding preferences. BMW also offers its users a comfort package offering Shift Assist Pro. This feature allows you to quickly shift gear without having to handle the clutch. The company also offers a tour package providing visual and audible highlights, a 2.0 audio system, and an additional LED headlight.
The 2022 BMW k 1600 GT, B, GTL, and Grand America models are all available in three primary colors. They each feature a sleek variant, a standard color, and a distinctive Option 719, which is only available for K 1600 Grand America and K 1600 B. One notable feature of the Option 719 variant is its paint finish displayed in a Meteoric Dust II Metallic with the theme “Galaxy” printed via the water transfer printing method.
Warranty and Price
All-new BMW motorcycles offer a 36,000-mile warranty for a maximum of 3 years. Meanwhile, the average price for a new 2022 BMW K 1600 GT is approximately $23,895.
After its official launch back in 2011, the K 1600 models have made a name in the motorcycle industry with their impressive 160hp super-smooth performance and sleek high-tech design. The 2020 BMW K 1600 GT continues in these steps, boasting of a six-cylinder engine, an updated ESA suspension, and a 2.0 Audio System fully integrated into the motorcycle's electrical system. It also has an all-new 10.25" TFT front dash fitted with an anti-reflective and fingerprint-resistant glass cover coating.
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