Gran Turismo. Travel in big style. That means combining dynamic performance and comfort – and transforming distance into free space. BMW Motorrad’s vision was the essence of this philosophy – the pure sense of Gran Turismo. When luxury is freed of all ballast, it moves to a new level. At the very top of this evolution is the new K 1600 GTL – a high-class touring bike sharing its roost at the peak of touring bikes with the Honda Goldwing and the Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide. With the most compact and efficient in-line 6-cylinder engine ever installed in a series production motorcycle, range topping electronics and by far the most gorgeous headlamps ever installed on a touring bike (and here I thought that we’d reached he epitome of gorgeousness with the “angry eyes” headlamps that Ducati is so partial to) you’re sure to turn some heads when you blast down the freeway on one.
The ergonomics of the K 1600 GTL are designed for long trips and leave nothing to be desired for either rider or pillion passenger in terms of comfort. The slim design in the area of the rider’s seat and the fact that the handlebars reach far back allows a relaxed seating position – for hours and over hundreds of miles. The pillion passenger enjoys a sizable seating area and a comfortable backrest. Available for the first time in a motorcycle: the adaptive headlight (special equipment feature) – a revolution which matches the visionary front section of the K 1600 GTL and provides the very highest level of active safety.
The GTL makes luxury light-footed. This is because its unique chassis provides excellent handling. With a totally direct ride feel due to the ground-breaking Duolever front suspension. At the rear, it is the Paralever that put’s the power of the engine onto the road, The optional ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) ensures that the GTL always glides completely smoothly since the systems allows the damping and suspension to be adapted according to situation and preference at the press of a button. Every detail is designed for maximum riding pleasure. A motorcycle for people who are looking for a new kind of supremacy.
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Two Gorgeous Tourers And Endless Tarmac…. Heaven!