2022 BMW K 1600 GTL | Road Test Review full details

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It has been forty years since BMW presented the K 100, its most memorable bike controlled by a fluid cooled in-line 4-chamber motor. Known as the “Flying Brick,” the 987cc Four was laid on its side, with the chamber head on the left and the driving rod on the right. In 1988, the K 100 turned into the primary bike furnished with automated stopping devices.

2022 BMW K 1600 GTL Road Test Review
The K 1600’s six chambers are inclined forward 55 degrees, yet Kevin Duke got them almost vertical at the bicycle’s send off in South Africa. Photograph civility BMW Motorrad.
The impeccably adjusted, extraordinarily smooth in-line Six was – yet is – one of the most mind-blowing motors at any point stuffed into a creation cruiser. Gentle and genuine at cruising speeds, a hard bit of the right hold delivers a cry like a long-followed feline got under a rocker. Creating 160 hp and 129 lb-ft of force at the wrench, the motor supplies stump-pulling snort at any rpm in any stuff. At the K 1600 GT/GTL world press send off in South Africa, my associate Kevin Duke – at the time Editor-in-Chief at Motorcycle.com; presently EIC at American Rider – exhibited the Six’s huge force by pulling a noteworthy wheelie on the almost 800-lb GTL.

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With highlights, for example, choke by-wire, ride modes, lean-point versatile footing control, electronically flexible suspension, and an industry-first cornering front light, also class-driving solace, wind assurance, and capacity limit, the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL were weighty machines in their particular sections.

22022 BMW K 1600 GTLRoad Test Review

The K 1600 GTL was Rider’s 2012 Motorcycle of the Year. The K 1600 GTL was the consistent decision for Rider’s 2012 Motorcycle of the Year grant. “The K 1600 stage seems OK stopped under the GTL extravagance sightseer’s standard gear,” we said. “Stacked against its luxo rivalry [i.e., the Honda Gold Wing], the GTL offers less weight, more power and burden limit, and, if the proprietor of one needs all the more a game visiting experience, the top trunk is effectively taken out (and it fits and is presented as an embellishment for the GT). Solace is equivalent to or better than anything in the extravagance visiting class, and the GTL steers, stops, and handles like it weighs even not exactly its 776 pounds prepared to-ride.”

2022 BMW K 1600 GTL | Road Test Review full details

On the whole, I’ve most likely logged 15,000 miles on different K 1600 models. I went to the K 1600 GT/GTL send off in South Africa in 2011, and in the years that followed, I led correlation trial of the K 1600 GTL versus the Honda Gold Wing, the K 1600 GT versus the Kawasaki Concours 14, and others. In 2014, I tried the brief super premium K 1600 GTL Exclusive. After three years, I traveled to North Carolina for the send off of the K 1600 B and afterward rode one 3,500 miles through 14 states returning to California. What’s more, in 2018, my better half, Carrie, and I got a K 1600 Grand America from BMW’s base camp in New Jersey and endured seven days riding it through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont while heading to and from the Americade rally.

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Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) “Future” has improved damping alignment and presently gives programmed load evening out.
For 2022, BMW has given the K 1600 stage its most broad update yet, turning over with the motor, which currently meets Euro 5 guidelines and makes a guaranteed 160 hp at 6,750 rpm (1,000 rpm sooner than previously) and 133 lb-ft of force (up from 129) at 5,250 rpm. All models get another 6-pivot IMU that illuminates the majority of the electronic rider helps, and standard gear presently incorporates motor drag force control, Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) “Future” with programmed load evening out, a 10.25-inch TFT variety show with coordinated route (by means of the BMW Motorrad Connected application) and Bluetooth network, BMW’s Audio System 2.0 (on the GTL and Grand America), and a few new solace and helpful highlights.

Amazing Touring Luxury
Extravagant two-up facilities incorporate wide, steady seats with backrests, huge stools, amazing breeze assurance, and 155 liters of capacity.
In June, I got a K 1600 GTL with just 55 miles on its odometer in Riverside, California. The standard GTL ($26,895) has a Black Storm Metallic paint conspire. Our test bicycle had the $795 Exclusive Style Package, which incorporates Gravity Blue Metallic paint, dark tank trim, chrome slipstream redirectors, and chrome saddlebag trim. It was likewise outfitted with the $1,850 Premium Package, which adds Keyless Ride, a focal locking framework, a bi-directional quickshifter, LED helper lights, and motor insurance bars, as well as floor lighting ($100). Our GTL’s as-tried value comes to $29,640, and the objective charge adds another $795.

Standard hardware on all K 1600 models, two slipstream diverters (the right one displayed in its sent position) direct air into the cockpit when wanted.
My most memorable assignment was to download the BMW Motorrad Connected application and use it to coordinate my iPhone to the bicycle. Supplanting the scramble support that held a BMW Navigator GPS unit (a $900 choice) is another cooled cell phone charging compartment. The windscreen should be raised to get to the top-stacking compartment, and squeezing a button close to the TFT show opens it. The compartment top is gotten by two hooks, and squeezing the button commonly delivered the left lock yet not the right one. The button and locks were obstinate through our test, and my iPhone 12 Pro with its thin Otterbox case was a tight fit, making it in some cases hard to get both hooks to get when I pushed down on the spring-stacked compartment cover.

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Most cell phones fit in the air-molded charging compartment, yet some are a tight fit.
To utilize the application’s turn-by-turn route, I needed to set the application’s area access on my iPhone to “consistently” and change the telephone’s showcase auto-lock (rest mode) to “never,” the two of which speed up battery channel. As opposed to leave my telephone in my pocket, I utilized BMW’s uniquely calculated connector link ($30) to charge my telephone while the compartment’s A/C kept it cool. At the point when the start is switched off, the windscreen consequently brings down to keep somebody with tacky fingers from opening the nonlocking telephone compartment. To eliminate your telephone when you get off the bicycle, you should make sure to do as such prior to closing off the power.

However much I value not spending another $900 on BMW’s Navigator GPS, the cell phone arrangement doesn’t function as well as it ought to. With training, the means included become simpler, however the application’s client experience should be streamlined, and the cell phone compartment is too fiddly. On a $30,000 cruiser, I would rather not battle with the cell phone compartment or the windscreen each time I put my telephone in or take it out. I likewise shouldn’t need to eliminate the defensive case so my telephone fits better. Also, on the off chance that I had the taller, more extensive Max form of the iPhone? Disregard it. It wouldn’t fit.

When I got the guides for Southern California downloaded to the application, the application matched to the bicycle, my telephone’s settings focused, and my street number punched into the application, the on-screen route worked perfectly and gave clear steering to my 125-mile ride home to Ventura.

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The enormous 10.25 TFT show plainly shows route and other data.
The gigantic 10.25-inch TFT show, which originally showed up on the R 1250 RT and is likewise on the R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental, has fresh designs that are huge and simple to peruse. The screen is huge enough that the route can be on the left and vehicle data on the right. BMW’s Multi-Controller wheel, which appeared on the K 1600 GT and GTL 10 years prior and has since moved to other premium BMW models, stays one of the simplest menu route gadgets accessible.

New on all K 1600 models are four configurable Favorites buttons, which are situated reachable on the fairing to one side of the gas tank. Each button can be customized to give speedy admittance to 18 distinct capabilities, including everything from the grasp and seat warmers to telephone contacts and call history. Exploring to a portion of these capabilities through the menus can make various strides, so easy route buttons are helpful. Be that as it may, the buttons are not illuminated, nor are any of the buttons on the handlebar switchgear, making them hard to use around evening time. On a leader extravagance professional bicycle, the little subtleties matter.


Out and about, the K 1600 GTL is on top of the world. The rider sits profoundly into the 29.5-inch nonadjustable seat, which has fold over lumbar help. Those with long legs will need the discretionary high seat that is 2 inches taller. The traveler sits on a wide, rich seat with huge get handles and a very much cushioned bended backrest incorporated into the storage compartment. Both the rider and traveler roost their boots on wide, elastic covered footstools.

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Wind insurance is top notch. The enormous fairing pokes a gigantic hole in the breeze, and the streamlined windscreen easily aspects the air. With the screen in the most reduced position, wind current hit me at cap level and helped the ventilation of my Schuberth C5 secluded head protector, yet it caused some pounding for Carrie when she rode as a traveler. Raising the windscreen 5 crawls to full level, I needed to glance through the screen, yet it made a peaceful air pocket of air for the two of us. On one or the other side of the bicycle, between the upper fairing and side boards, are two slipstream redirectors. In their ordinary shut position, they assist with pushing air out around the rider. When opened, they direct outside air into the cockpit.

The GTL’s electric windscreen can be changed north of a 5-inch range (shown completely raised).
Estimating in excess of 8 feet from nose to tail and weighing 802 lb with its 7-gallon tank full, the Premium-prepared GTL is a long, weighty machine. You unquestionably feel that weight while taking it off the sidestand or pushing it around the carport, however it’s less clear out and about. The cumbersome bicycle will in general fall into turns and has surprisingly light guiding regardless of its size. Incidentally it has a dubious, somewhat separated feel while cornering, which is in all probability because of its eccentric Hossack-style Duolever front end.

The GTL has lighter guiding than one expects for a 802-lb bike, however input from the Duolever front end is somewhat ambiguous. The GTL has three ride modes – Dynamic, Road, and Rain – that change choke reaction, motor drag-force control, Dynamic Traction Control, and Dynamic ESA, with input from the new 6-pivot IMU. BMW has been refining its set-up of gadgets for a really long time, and their joining and responsiveness are great. Every one of the pieces of information zooming around behind the scenes never interrupt the riding experience. The association between the right hold and the back tire is immediate, and the snarl from the 6-into-2 exhaust with howitzer-sized jars takes advantage of the mind’s pleasure place.

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For slowing down, gigantic 320mm plates – two in front and one in back – are snatched by a couple of gorilla-grasp 4-cylinder front calipers and a supporting 2-cylinder back caliper. It’s difficult to accept such a major bicycle can stop so quick and with such a lot of feel at the front switch – and with scarcely any fork jump thanks to the Duolever plan. The GTL is furnished with BMW’s Partial Integral ABS, so the hand switch applies the brakes to the two wheels, while the foot switch applies slowing down just to the back tire.
After a progression of daylong performance and two-up test rides, I was tingling to put a few miles on the GTL, so with picture taker Kevin Wing straddling our Yamaha Tracer 9 GT long haul test bicycle, we left Ventura mid one morning and headed up the coast. Subsequent to halting in San Luis Obispo for gas and espresso, we rode up Highway 1 to Big Sur, showing up with perfect timing for lunch. We had tri-tip tacos on the back deck of Fernwood Bar and Grill in the shade of transcending redwoods.

Mark Twain once said, “The coldest winter I at any point spent was a late spring in San Francisco.” The Pacific Ocean is the world’s biggest haze machine. Despite the fact that it was late July, for the past two hours we had ridden through thick, cool mist and unpredictable breeze blasts, so I kept the hold and seat radiators wrenched up to ward off the chill. Our arrangement was for late-light photography on the Monterey Peninsula, however the marine layer had the coast totally socked in. All things considered, we proceeded with north on Highway 1 to Santa Cruz, got over the beach front reach to San Jose, and afterward advanced toward San Francisco. Subsequent to crossing the fogbound Golden Gate Bridge, we moved into the mountains of Marin County until we were out of the pea soup.

Our photograph shoot went on until after the sun went down, so it was dull when we rode along a progression of tight, twisty streets through a thick woods en route to the town of Mill Valley. Like all K 1600s, the GTL has another front lamp exhibit that incorporates a couple of position lights comprised of six LEDs, four high bars comprised of eight LEDs, and a focal low bar comprised of nine LEDs. Every one of the lights are splendid, and, informed by the IMU, the low bar skillfully moves left and directly through a 35-degree bend in view of lean point to straightforwardly light into corners.

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Having some time off in the shade of a redwood forest. The GTL’s removable, cover lined trunk obliges two caps and has a LED inside light.Additionally new this year are “welcome,” “farewell,” and “follow me home” light capabilities that enact the headlights, taillights, and helper lights while turning the start on and off. Our test bicycle likewise had discretionary floor lighting, which enacts a LED puddle light when the start is switched off.

When we looked into an inn, it was after 9 p.m. also, we had been out and about for 15 hours. Pressing and unloading the GTL is a breeze. Two little fairing pockets before the rider’s shins, two saddlebags, and a top trunk give 115 liters of all out stockpiling limit. Tapping a button on the Keyless Ride coxcomb remotely locks or opens all the stockpiling compartments and baggage (with the exception of the cell phone compartment). The saddlebags and trunks are removable, and the storage compartment has an inside light to assist with tracking down stuff in obscurity.

We were on the bicycles again at 6 a.m. for a morning shoot, and afterward we advanced south. Our expectations for shooting the GTL at a Marin Headlands neglect with the Golden Gate Bridge behind the scenes were frustrated by weighty haze. We separated through city traffic, traveled the road, and took Skyline Boulevard (State Route 35) along a high waterfront edge under a shelter of redwoods, halting for lunch at Alice’s Restaurant, a notable moto home base.

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2022 BMW K 1600 GTL Road Test Review

Kevin and I put in an additional 15-hour day of shooting and riding, logging 800 miles of our 2,000-mile test in only two days, a large number of them on probably the best bends in California. Hustling the large GTL through a tight arrangement of twisties takes some work, yet the prize is one of the most instinctively and aurally interesting corner exits one can expect – foam, wash, and rehash. At the point when the street fixes, it travels without a hitch and unobtrusively, similar to a Great White shark skimming through the profundities to save energy.

BMW’s K Series has made some amazing progress in forty years, and 10 years on, the K 1600 GTL keeps on dazzling.

2022 BMW K 1600 GTL Road Test Review
Could you ride 400 miles to watch a dusk? With a vista like this and a bicycle like the K 1600 GTL, we’d cheerfully rehash it.
2022 BMW K 1600 GTL Specs
Base Price: $26,895
Cost as Tested: $29,640 (Exclusive Style Package, Premium Package, floor lighting)
Guarantee: 3 yrs., 36,000 miles
Site: BMWMotorcycles.com

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Motor
Type: Liquid-cooled, cross over in-line Six, DOHC w/4 valves for every cyl.
Relocation: 1,649cc
Wear x Stroke out: 72.0 x 67.5mm
Pressure Ratio: 12.2:1
Valve Insp. Stretch: Varies, PC observed
Fuel Delivery: BMS-X EFI, 52mm choke valves x 6
Grease System: Dry sump, 4.75-qt. cap.
Transmission: 6-speed, powerfully incited wet grip w/quickshifter (as tried)
Last Drive: Shaft

Suspension
Outline: Cast-aluminum-amalgam twin-fight primary edge w/motor as pushed part and aluminum subframe; cast-aluminum Paralever single-sided swingarm
Wheelbase: 63.7 in.
Rake/Trail: 27.8 degrees/4.2 in.
Seat Height: 29.5 in.; discretionary high seat: 31.5 in.
Suspension, Front: BMW Duolever w/Dynamic ESA, 4.5-in. travel
Back: BMW Paralever w/single shock and Dynamic ESA, 5.3-in. travel
Brakes, Front: Dual drifting 320mm fixed circles w/4-cylinder calipers and ABS
Back: Single 320mm circle w/2-cylinder caliper and ABS
Wheels, Front: Cast, 3.50 x 17 in.
Back: Cast, 6.00 x 17 in.
Tires, Front: 120/70-ZR17
Back: 190/55-ZR17
Wet Weight: 802 lb (as tried)
Load Capacity: 432 lb (as tried)
GVWR: 1,234 lb

Execution
Drive: 160 hp @ 6,750 rpm (asserted, at the wrench)
Force: 133 lb-ft @ 5,250 rpm (asserted, at the wrench)
Fuel Capacity: 7.0 ladies.
Fuel Consumption: 39 mpg

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