For those who prefer their Beemers in a two-wheeled frame than a four-framed body, you’ll be pleased to know that the new BMW K 1600 GT is available locally. Built from the ground up to be the ultimate tourer, the new motorcycle continues the BMW Motorrad DNA of Making Life a Ride.
Mr. Han Sang Yun, Managing Director & CEO of BMW Group Malaysia had this to say about the BMW K 1600 GT, “Six-cylinder in-line engines have been an integral part of the history and brand identity of the BMW brand for over 100 years since the invention of the BMW IIIa airplane engine. BMW Motorrad have succeeded in skilfully transferring this tradition to the premium motorcycle industry with the BMW K 1600 GT having the lightest and most compact six-cylinder in-line engine for motorcycles with a capacity of over 1,000 cubic centimetres.”
Now, let’s talk features.
At the motorcycle’s heart roars the most compact six-cylinder in-line engine in motorcycle series production to date, featuring a maximum output of 118 kW (160 hp) at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 175 Nm at 5,250 rpm – the highest in its class. At 102.6kg, the six-cylinder engine of the premium motorcycle also retains its position as the lightest series-production six-cylinder engine for motorcycles over 1,000 cc.
Small but powerful, indeed.
Of course, you get to control all that power within, thanks to various maneuvering and riding niceties, including Reverse Assist, and the three riding modes – “Rain”, “Road” and “Dynamic”. To maximise safety, each mode is individually coupled with the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), allowing for increased precision in traction control.
To start your new ride in style, riders can start the BMW K 1600 GT with an ignition button or via a transponder as backup. Through the transponder, the motorcycle can be started or unlocked without the need of placing a key in the ignition for comfort access.
The recommended retail price of the New BMW K 1600 GT (without on-the-road expenses and inclusive of GST) is RM 159,900.00. Colours include Black Storm Metallic, Mars Red Metallic and Lupine Blue Metallic.