While some of the most talked about bikes these days are the new middleweights, 650 to 850 cc, there’s no denying that nothing can replace the comfort and luxury of big grand touring motorcycles like the BMW K 1600. These machines are designed to offer unparalleled comfort for long hours on the road and highways, along with comfort options and utilities for those who love long rides.
For 2022, BMW has updated the K 1600 range with a revised engine and electronic package.
New Euro-5 compliant 6-cylinder engine
The K 1600 will be available in four variants: the K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL, K 1600 B, and K 1600 Grand America. All these will be powered by a Euro-5 compliant straight-six that produces 162 Ps of power and 180 Nm of torque.
From a technical point of view, the use of the BMS-O engine control, two knock sensors and two additional broadband lambda probes form the centrepiece. In addition to drastically improved emission values, there are also noticeable benefits relating to the power and torque of the six-cylinder engine.
Next-Gen Dynamic ESA
The BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) on the new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America enables even higher dimensions in terms of riding safety, performance and comfort, because damping is automatically adapted to the riding conditions and maneuvers, and there is also automatic riding position compensation in all load states.
Adaptive LED headlight
New for the 2022 model year, the K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America will be equipped with the swivelling “adaptive headlight” function. With it, the low-beam LED headlight is turned into the curve according to the heel angle. Curves are thus almost fully illuminated because the light is where the motorbike is moving.
In addition, by swivelling the entire headlight unit (±2°), the vehicle dynamic states (braking, accelerating) are automatically controlled and optimum illumination is ensured at all times. In addition, there are a number of new light functions such as the “welcome light”, which activates when the rider approaches.
10.25-inch TFT display
The new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America are equipped with a new 10.25 inch TFT colour display with integrated map navigation and connectivity as standard.
They offer excellent readability, clear menu navigation and a highly integrated operating concept. The new 10.25-inch colour display allows a navigation map to be displayed on the instrument cluster, meaning an additional display is not required.
The new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America are available in three attractive colour options each: a basic variant, a Style variant and Option 719. Option 719 “Midnight” is particularly noteworthy, which is only available for K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America.
The highlight of this equipment variant is the paintwork in Meteoric Dust II metallic with the “Galaxy” theme depicted using the water transfer printing method.
Contact BMW Motorrad PH for pricing and availability.