K 1600 GT
from R 283 990*
* Prices are Inclusive of 14% VAT. All prices, availability and specification are subject to change without notice by BMW Motorrad South Africa.
The BMW K 1600 GT.
Being on the move, gaining impressions, experiencing a great deal, relaxed and yet dynamic riding pleasure: this is what the world looks like from the saddle of the new BMW K 1600 GT. Because it offers you even more superiority and dynamics with even more touring comfort: its 6-cylinder in-line engine is already considered an icon with its power delivery and running smoothness. Added to this are the absolute long-distance suitability with wind and weather protection and equipment which makes you want to mount the machine right away. And innovative highlights like the intelligent emergency call ECALL perfectly round off the overall package. As well-equipped as you are with the K 1600 GT, you not only see a great deal, you yourself are also a great sight to behold. Indeed, you leave quite an impression regardless of whether you are at a standstill or on the move.
The Design of the K 1600 GT
Choose your style.
Three different versions support both the dynamic gene as well as the comfortable side of the K 1600 GT. This way, proportions and emotions are expressed perfectly.
Dynamics for the eye as well.
6-cylinder in-line engine
Legendary: the six-cylinder in-line engine. With this, every ride is a pleasure. With its unmatched running smoothness and power delivery, it reliably ensures the desired dynamics. Its 118 kW (160 HP) and maximum torque of 175 Nm develop an incomparable and effortless push force. In doing so, 70% of the torque is already available at 1,500 rpm. Meaning the smallest movement of the hand gives the K 1600 GT a good dose of controllability on tours: response characteristics and handling from a thoroughbred.
Experience the sound of the K 1600 GT
The highlights of the K 1600 GT
Extensive standard equipment.
Extensive standard equipment.
Technically at the highest level, the equipment fitted as standard on the K 1600 GT leaves nothing more to wish for: ABS Pro, which ensures safe braking even when leaning, the innovative xenon headlight and the multi-controller are just a few of the extras fitted. New to standard production: the dynamic ESA. The chassis recognises and controls the damping action and the angular rate sensor and control units in milliseconds. In doing so, it ensures the best damper settings in every driving situation. Even when leaning, a damping comfort which was not even imaginable until now is achieved and as a result a constantly stable riding behaviour is achieved.
Do you want some more?
Do you want some more?
The numerous optional accessories such as adaptive headlight, keyless ride or central locking ensure even more comfort, safety and in turn a relaxed ride at the touch of a button. BMW Motorrad is the first motorcycle manufacturer to offer the optional "intelligent emergency call" ex. works, an additional plus in terms of safety. Thanks to the torque control assist, manoeuvring and getting out of parking spaces is effortless even on steep terrain. The shift assistant pro ensures even more comfortable and dynamic up- and down-shifting.
"Intelligent emergency call": the quick response in case of an accident and in emergency situations thanks to the ECALL system from BMW Motorrad.The good feeling is always along for the ride.
BMW Motorrad is the first manufacturer to provide the "intelligent emergency call" ex works: a system fitted firmly on the handlebar, which in case of emergency can independently and automatically trigger the rescue chain and in so doing facilitate faster aid from the emergency services.
The "intelligent emergency call" automatically becomes active following a light to heavy accident. But the rider can also manually trigger an emergency call at the push of a button, if for instance he/she has observed an accident. After activating the system, either automatically or manually, the GPS data of the location and the direction of travel of the motorcycle is sent via mobile phone connection to a BMW call centre. From here, the rescue chain is activated. For fast, precise help. And a great feeling on every tour.
Reverse assistant: effortlessly manoeuvring and getting out of parking spaces.Simply reverse.
Steep paths and narrow space conditions at popular look-out points or parking spots are no issue with the convenient torque control assist (TCA). Leaving you with only a smile for parking and manoeuvring. Activate the reverse assist by putting the bike into neutral and activating the assist function using the button on the left handlebar. As soon as the R is shown on the display and started by pressing it, you can glide out of your parking space with ease and get going on to your next destination with ample momentum.
Dynamic ESA: unevenness ironed flat.For the best road contact.
The standard Dynamic ESA once again significantly increases the first-class riding comfort of the K 1600 GT. It ensures ideal traction, safety and the highest level of comfort: spring travel sensors at the front and back record in particular the vertical movement of the wheel alignment. Based on the data, the dynamic ESA regulates the damping action depending on the driving conditions and riding manoeuvres automatically to match the determined circumstances. In doing so, it ensures significantly improved contact between road and tyre, even when in a lean. Enabling riding characteristics which are always stable and an added boost in comfort and safety – especially on those long tours.
The standard setting "Road" – takes you comfortably over all unevenness. With the "dynamic" setting, a generally firmer damping action is selected: for sporty dynamic riding.
Xenon headlight: puts everything into the right light.More light. More safety.
The standard xenon headlights are double as bright and consume 30% less power than conventional halogen headlamps. They ensure consistent illumination of the road surface - particularly at night and with poor visibility. At the same time, they make you easier to be seen as well. A cylindrical bulb shield on the reflector prevents the light bulb from dazzling other road users.
The light follows the wheel. Adaptive Headlight.
The adaptive headlight, which is available as an optional accessory, optimally illuminates the road when negotiating bends. A servo motor in the main headlight compensates for the motorcycle's banking angle when cornering, orienting the light at the optimum angle for the road. For the rider, this represents an enormous increase in active driving safety, particularly when taking corners at night.
Cases & storage compartments: more space for your luggage.Mount and enjoy in a relaxed manner.
Whether you are touring or simply going for your daily ride, the installed cases and storage compartments on the K 1600 GT provide sufficient space for everything you need to store. From the day-to-day essentials, equipment and clothing, and even holiday mementos.
The optional topcase impresses with its convenient interior and the interior lighting fitted as standard. Your passenger will love the small comfortable backrest. In the standard colours of the motorcycle, it is perfectly integrated into the dynamic look of the K 1600 GT. The optional storage compartment for the topcase lid provides space for all travel essentials, documents and paperwork.
The liners give you even more space and order for your touring case. With the carry handle and the – also removable – shoulder strap, it is the ideal companion for a cruise through town.
Keyless ride and central locking.Extraordinary features for increased comfort.
Keyless ride and central locking make your life easier and quickly become companions you won't want to do without.
The mechanical key will become superfluous and from now on you have your hands free – thanks to keyless ride. That awkward searching before the journey simply goes away and carrying your key in your jacket pocket is sufficient to unlock and start up your motorcycle.
The central locking ensures that the contents of the storage compartments and additional cases are protected from thieving fingers when you lock your bike – all this simply by pressing a button on the handlebars. Enabling you to set out on an excursion after dismounting even faster.
Clutchless shifting up and down thanks to pro shift assistant.Shift like in racing.
Almost a luxury – but particularly an expression of the dynamics of the K 1600 GT: the shift assistant was originally developed for racing. The pro shift assistant, which was adapted for use in the touring sector, allows you to shift gears without using the clutch in almost any load or engine speed range. During acceleration, the throttle grip remains open and ensures swift and relaxed shifting. When downshifting with closed throttle grip, the system automatically provides double-declutching and uses this to downshift perfectly.
This ensures that your clutch hand is relieved and remains relaxed even after long tours. In addition, shift time is reduced as compared to a gearshift using the clutch: for even more dynamics and comfort.
The view from behind the scenes
Crafting a feeling.
Striking characters work in the BMW Motorrad design team. Every designer has their own style and feels at home in their own biker scene. And each and every one of them adds their own inspiration and passion. These different forms are then combined in the design process: they are manifested in each new BMW Motorrad creation. Edgar Heinrich, head designer at BMW Motorrad, introduces the BMW Motorrad design team and the design process.