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BMW K 1600 GT Price in India

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BMW K 1600 GT Overview

Luxury tourers appeal to a very niche market segment in the motorcycle market. These are the full blown fat boys with all the bells and whistles, stereo systems, heated grips, reverse gears et al. BMW are globally well known for their prowess in building rugged, reliable and contemporary motorcycles as they are for building quality for wheelers. For years the marque has been establishing several noteworthy benchmarks and has come to be known as one of the most advanced bike manufacturers in the world. We can't forget that it was BMW indeed who put the first ABS system on a motorcycle and since then it has been emulated by other manufacturers throughout the world.

BMW has also played an active role in developing luxury sport touring machines and the BMW K1600 GT (Gran Turismo) is one such machine that enjoys place of pride as the flagship model in the BMW range. When we talk about sport touring, we imagine a motorcycle adept at chewing up long distances without straining the rider or the engine too much. The BMW K1600 GT does that and much more and it does that the BMW way, in typical understated style and performance.

BMW K 1600 GT Engine & Transmission

Sport Touring bikes require torquey engines that carry the bike along on the torque wave thus ensuring that the engine is unstressed but at the same time ensuring that there is enough power available on tap should the rider choose to hustle the bike. The inline 6 cylinder engine on the K1600 S GT features an oil/ water cooled, DOHC, electronic fuel injected unit with dry sump lubrication displacing 1649 cc with a bore X stroke ratio of 72 X 67.5 mm and a compression ratio of 12.2:1. Featuring 4 valves per cylinder this unit manages to churn out 158 hp peak power@ 7,750 rpm and 175 NM of peak torque @ 5,000 rpm. Featuring hollow cams and the cam lobes have been pressed on to reduce weight & inertial.

Mighty impressive features & figures indeed but wait we are forgetting about the equally capable electronic fuel injection alongwith the digital engine management. This engine unit is further given potency by the 6 speed constant mesh transmission and the multiplate hydraulic wet clutch unit in oil bath which helps get the power to the wheels via Cardan shaft drive instead of chain drive.

BMW K 1600 GT Mileage

The BMW K 1600 GT has optimised combustion for better fuel economy and a 24 ltr fuel tank that helps the bike to return approximately 15-17 kmpl in the city with highway use seeing economy go up to 20 kmpl.

BMW K 1600 GT Performance and Handling

The K1600 GT is a particular favourite amongst tourers since the bike is highly customisable for long distance highway touring. The engine coupled with the brilliantly rigid bridge type frame (it uses the engine as a stressed member) ensure that the bike is very relaxed even at triple digit highway speeds. Another memorable BMW legacy is the Duolever and Paralever suspension setup. Featuring a central spring strut at the front and a rear Paralever setup, the suspension gives K1600 GT much needed agility through tight curvy corners as well as long highway sweepers. However throw a set of technical corners at it and all that 332 kgs of kerb weight becomes very apparent with the rider having to struggle to heft the bike through switchbacks.

The bike is ably supported by its lightweight cast aluminium wheels that have 120/70 tyres up front on a 3,50 X 17" rim and 190/55 tyres at the rear on a 6.00 X 17" rim. The bike does provide ABS as standard and the good part is that it can be switched off as and when wanted. Braking duties up front are taken care of by 320 mm twin discs with fixed four piston callipers. The rear brake features a 320 mm single rotor twin piston calliper setup. The brakes do an excellent job of throwing the anchors as and when required.