While the BMW K1600 GT asks for RM174,500, the K1600 GTL is priced at RM183,500
BMW Motorrad Malaysia recently unveiled two new touring motorcycles from the BMW K1600 portfolio – the New BMW K1600 GT and BMW K1600 GTL.
Featuring the narrowest six-cylinder in-line engine in its series production, the BMW K 1600 GT comes with an upgraded LED headlight that illuminates corners, and arrives in two distinct colourways, namely the classic Black Storm Metallic and the Style Sport that features a striking combination of light white, racing blue metallic and racing red body colours and highlights. This includes the golden brake caliper at the front and the contrasting paintwork in light white on the front-wheel cover.
The New K 1600 GTL on the other hand, is available in Black Storm Metallic and Gravity Blue Metallic (Style Exclusive). Additionally, the new special edition Option 719 Meteoric Dust will also be made available for both the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL.
The new variants also come fitted with the Engine Protection Guard for the black six-cylinder in-line engine, low electrically adjustable windscreens and fully LED headlights that feature the Light Icon and Adaptive Cornering Lights, along with Daytime Riding Lights, LED Auxiliary Lights, Ground-Level Lighting as well as additional fog lights.
The four configurable Favourites buttons also allow for easy access to vehicle functions, while the onboard computer and 10.25-inch coloured TFT display provide excellent connectivity as well as an integrated navigation system with the BMW Motorrad Connected application. Bluetooth function is also available for telephony and music playback, along with WiFi for navigation.
The oil/water cooled four-stroke in-line six-cylinder engine sits at the heart of the two new variants with two overhead camshafts placed above the drive shaft, bearing a capacity of 1,649 cc that is capable of producing 160 hp and 180 Nm of torque, allowing the new variants to reach a maximum speed of 200km/h.
Fuel consumption for both variants are rated at 5.9 litres per 100km of travel. Power is transmitted to the new variants via a multiple-disc clutch in oil bath with a six-speed helical-toothed transmission, allowing for dynamic bends and greater agility. The centrepiece of the suspension is the cast aluminium bridge-type frame. Front suspension is offered to the New BMW K 1600 GT via the BMW Motorrad Duolever on a central spring strut suspension, while rear suspension is offered via a cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever.
The BMW K 1600 GTL is equipped with the BMW Motorrad Duolever at the front, paired with a central shock absorber with helical spring. At the rear, a central spring strut with coil spring equips the New BMW K 1600 GTL, featuring adjustable rebound stage damping and spring preload – making for optimum damping comfort and stable handling.
Apart from the BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro, the new variants also feature three riding modes namely the Rain, Road and Dynamic modes. Owners will also be able to enjoy riding assistance features such as the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Engine Brake Control (MSR), Hill Start Control Pro, as well as the Dynamic ESA Next Generation (with Automatic Load Levelling) which ensures optimum handling and riding dynamics.
Other key features include heated grips and seats, adjustable handbrake and clutch levers, as well as Cruise Control. Convenience is offered via the standard addition of the case holder, integral pannier cases in body colour, tyre pressure control as well as the smartphone tray with USB port.
Exclusive to the New BMW K 1600 GTL is the Audio System 2.0 – complete with radio functions, equalizer sound profiles, and front speakers integrated into the fairing, along with the variant-exclusive top case which offers generous storage space, perfect for shared riding experiences. Previously optional equipment now made standard for the two new variants include Keyless Ride, central locking system, Gear Shift Assist Pro and the anti-theft alarm.
With the Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL start from RM 2,128.00 and RM 2,238.00 per month respectively (based on the Balloon Financing estimates of an 80% loan on a 4-year tenure). Owners can also enjoy additional benefits with the Industry-Leading Premium Engine Oil Inclusive, Service Inclusive and Warranty Extension Programmes by BMW Motorrad Malaysia.
The retail pricing (on the road, with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s All-New 3-Year Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance Programmes, without insurance) for the New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL is RM174,500 and RM183,500 respectively.