BMW is gearing up to disturb the sleep of bike touring fans all around the world. The new BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive which is the successor of the current BMW K 1600 GTL reaches the touring bikes industry without compromising on the power, beauty and efficiency and moreover on the luxury of the Beamer. The GTL Exclusive is literally a luxury touring bike. The basic three requirements of any vehicle is power, safety and riding convenience.
Power : The new bike produces a power of 160 horsepower from a 6-cylinder engine. (Remember that the Royal Enfield 350 Bullet produces up to 18 Horsepower and Innova Van 102 horsepower). The bike promises 750 revolutions per minute (RPM). A higher torque of 175 newton metre provides a high power riding experience even on a lower speed. 70% of the engine’s power can be enjoyed at just 1500 RPM.
Safety : Dynamic Traction Control gives the bike maximum control while accelerating.
BMW Motorrad ABS helps in brake-stopping the bike without skidding no matter how fast it was moving. Other conveniences include Tyre Pressure Monitor.
Riding : The 1600 GTL has three different riding models that help in driving the bike in any climate and conditions. The rider can choose between Rain, Road and Dynamic. Special features of the Exclusive model include keyless operation, central locking, anti-theft system, electronic suspension that make adjustments depending on weight, shining Chromium instrumental panel, rear seat made of fine leather along with arm rest and seat belt, film antenna for the radio that is embedded in the topcase lid and is a world-first.
The new Hill Start Control feature initiated for BMW touring bikes is used for the first time in the GTL. It takes all the hard work out of pulling away uphill, even when carrying a passenger and luggage. The bike’s design and engine cover make the name ‘Exclusive’ aptly for the bike. From the convenience of the rear seat to the aluminum mould of the fuel tank to the chromium plating of the exhaust pipe, the model maintains its exclusivity. Other features include a design that is not affected by extreme climates, navigation device, controllable interface that control satellite radio MP3 as well as LED daytime running light, Xeon lens type headlight and LED auxiliary headlights.
The bike’s attractive painting is something that has to be shown due importance. There are four coats of metallic mineral white glossy paint. Magnesium metallic finishing and glacier metallic radiator grill makes the bike irresistible.