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BMW Group Malaysia introduced two new Motorrad models today – the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL. These two touring bikes feature the most compact inline six cylinder engines for serial production motorcycles to date.

The engine in question is a 1,649 cc inline six pushing 160 hp at 7,750 rpm and 175 Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm, with 70% of the latter available from 1,500 rpm. The four-stroke unit has two overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. Top speed is “over 200 km/h”. At a constant speed of 90 km/h, fuel consumption is rated at 4.5 litres per 100 km; at 120 km/h it’s 5.7 litres per 100 km.

Weighing in at only 102.6 kg, the engine by far the lightest serially produced inline six over 1,000 cc in the bike world. The K 1600 GT weighs in at 319 kg and the GTL at 348 kg.

The rider has Rain, Road and Dynamic modes to choose from. There’s also the unique Electronic Suspension Adjustment II system, which allows the rider to adapt not only the rebound damping properties of the front and rear spring struts, but also the spring rest of the rear spring strut and spring rate, and thus the “hardness” of the bike’s overall suspension.

These two tourers are very well equipped. Cruise control, adaptive xenon headlamps (with angel eyes!), an on-board computer and a 5.7-inch TFT colour display are among the kit supplied. The latter displays the BMW Motorrad Navigator IV system if one opts for it.

The GTL variant has different seating and ergonomics from the GT. Its single-section, dual level seat together with the rider footrests are positioned further forward and lower, and the handlebars reach further backwards for a more relaxed riding posture.

The GT is priced at RM158k and the GTL RM168k OTR excluding insurance. Gallery after the jump.

BMW K 1600 GT
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BMW K 1600 GTL
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