2022 BMW K 1600 Lineup | First Look Review

BMW has updated its entire K 1600 lineup for 2022 (from left): K 1600 B, K 1600 GT, K 1600 Grand America, K 1600 GTL.

There are four models in BMW’s K 1600 lineup – the K 1600 GT sport-tourer, the K 1600 GTL luxury sport-tourer, the K 1600 B bagger, and the K 1600 Grand America. All are powered by a liquid-cooled, 1,649cc inline-Six that debuted on the 2012 BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL, which shared Rider’s 2012 Motorcycle of the Year award.

All four models have received updates for 2022, starting with revisions to the engine to meet Euro 5 regulations, including updated BMS engine control, two knock sensors, and two additional lambda probes. BMW says the six-cylinder engine still makes 160 peak horsepower, though it now arrives at 6,750 rpm, 1,000 rpm earlier than before. Peak torque has increased to 133 lb-ft, up from 129, at 5,250 rpm.

The K 1600 lineup is powered by a 1,649cc inline-Six that makes 160 horsepower and 133 lb-ft of torque.

Standard equipment on all K 1600 models now includes engine drag torque control (MSR), which compares the rotational speeds of the front and rear wheels in the same way as the standard Dynamic Traction Control and thus determines the slip or traction capacity at the rear wheel, with input on lean angle from the new 6-axis IMU. The level of intervention depends on riding mode (Dynamic, Road, or Rain).

Also new on all K 1600 models is BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) “Next Generation,” with revised calibration and new automatic load level compensation. The semi-active suspension adjusts damping based on conditions based on input from front and rear sensors and the new IMU.

New welcome, good-bye, and follow me home lighting is standard on all 2022 BMW K 1600 models.

Also new are “welcome,” “good-bye”, and “follow me home” light functions. When the ignition is switched on, a “welcome” light function is activated. The headlight and taillight remain on for a short time and then fade to the waiting state before the engine starts. After switching off the ignition, the front and rear lights are also automatically activated briefly for the “good-bye” function which illuminates the area around the motorcycle. After switching off the ignition, the “follow me home” function allows the rider to activate the lights by briefly pressing the high-beam headlight button to assist with maneuvering in parking spaces or opening the garage at home.

A new full LED headlight consists of nine LEDs for the low-beam headlight and eight LEDs for the high-beam headlight. The standard “adaptive headlight” function features a low-beam LED headlight which turns into the curve according to the lean angle. The cornering function now operates through a range of ± 35 degrees (up from ± 24 degrees) for better illumination. It also adjusts up or down by 2 degrees during acceleration and braking.

The K 1600s get a new high-definition 10.25-inch TFT color display.

Like the R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental, the new K 1600 models features a 10.25-inch high-definition TFT color display with integrated map navigation (via the BMW Motorrad Connected app) and Bluetooth connectivity. For protection against the elements, the display is equipped with a hardened glass cover with an anti-reflective and fingerprint-resistant coating. Functions such as “My vehicle,” “Navigation,” “Radio,” “Media,” “Telephone,” and “Settings” menus can be selected via displayed tiles, and features such as cruise control, riding modes, and audio are seamlessly integrated into the display. The Multi-controller wheel is used to manage some functions.

Standard on the K 1600 GTL and K 1600 Grand America and optional on the K 1600 GT and K 1600 B is BMW’s new Audio System 2.0, with antennas now integrated into the bodywork. Whereas the previous audio system was connected to the motorcycle as a primarily independent system, Audio System 2.0 is integrated into the electrical system. Menu control and setting options as well as the unique display screens are said to make the audio experience a seamless listening experience. The system offers more customization functions as well as SiriusXM satellite radio with 1-year subscription.

Option 719 “Midnight” features a the paint finish in Meteoric Dust II Metallic with a “Galaxy” theme.

The new K 1600 GT, GTL, B, and Grand America are available in three color options each: a standard color, a style variant, and Option 719. Option 719 “Midnight” is particularly noteworthy, which is only available for K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America. The highlight of this variant is the paint finish in Meteoric Dust II Metallic with the “Galaxy” theme depicted using the water transfer printing method.

MSRP pricing begins at $22,545 for the K 1600 B, $23,895 for the K 1600 GT,

$26,895 for the K 1600 GTL, and $27,745 for the K 1600 Grand America. Motorcycles will be in dealerships starting in February 2022.

Below is a summary of colors, details, standard equipment, options, and accessories for each model. For more information or to find a BMW dealer near you, visit bmwmotorcycles.com.

2022 BMW K 1600 GT: Standard

2022 BMW K 1600 GT in Black Storm Metallic

Black Storm Metallic body colorFrame in blackEngine in blackSeat in blackFront fender in Black Storm MetallicRadiator cowls in Night Black MatteTank center cover in Black Storm MetallicSlipstream deflector trim in Black Storm MetallicFront brake calipers in black

2022 BMW K 1600 GT: Sport style

2022 BMW K 1600 GT in Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red

Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red body colorFrame in blackEngine in blackSeat in black with gray piping and decorative stitchingFront part of the front fender in Light WhiteRadiator cowls in Night Black MatteTank center cover in Black Storm MetallicSlipstream deflector trim in Black Storm MetallicGold-anodized front brake calipers

2022 BMW K 1600 GT: Option 719

2022 BMW K 1600 GT in Option 719
Mineral White Metallic

Mineral White Metallic body color with linesFrame in blackEngine in blackSeat in black (Optional Option 719 seat with diamond top-stitching in saddle brown and cloud print)Front part of the front fender in Mineral White MetallicRadiator cowls in Night Black MatteTank center cover in Mineral White MetallicChrome slipstream deflector trimFront brake calipers in blackOptional Option 719 classic forged rims

2022 BMW K 1600 GTL: Standard

2022 BMW K 1600 GTL in Black Storm Metallic

Black Storm Metallic body colorFrame in Monolith Metallic matteEngine in platinumSeat in blackFront fender in Black Storm MetallicEngine spoiler in Monolith Metallic matteTank center cover in Black Storm MetallicSlipstream deflector trim in Black Storm Metallic

2022 BMW K 1600 GTL: Exclusive style

2022 BMW K 1600 GTL in Gravity Blue Metallic

Gravity Blue Metallic body colorFrame in Monolith Metallic matteEngine in platinumSeat in blackFront fender in Gravity Blue Metallic, rear part in Monolith Metallic matteEngine spoiler in Monolith Metallic matteTank center cover in Black Storm MetallicChrome slipstream deflector trimChrome strips on cases

2022 BMW K 1600 GTL: Option 719

2022 BMW K 1600 GTL in Option 719
Mineral White Metallic

Mineral White Metallic body color with linesFrame in Monolith Metallic matteEngine in platinumSeat in black (Optional Option 719 seat with diamond top-stitching in saddle brown and cloud print)Front fender in Mineral White Metallic with chrome bar, rear part in Monolith Metallic MatteEngine spoiler in Monolith Metallic MatteTank center cover in Mineral White MetallicChrome slipstream deflector trimChrome strips on casesOptional Option 719 classic forged rims

2022 BMW K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America: Standard

2022 BMW K 1600 Grand America in Black Storm Metallic

Black Storm Metallic body colorFrame in blackEngine in blackSeat in blackFront part of the front fender in Black Storm MetallicEngine spoiler in Night Black MatteTank center cover in Black Storm MetallicSlipstream deflector trim in Black Storm Metallic

2022 BMW K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America: Exclusive style

2022 BMW K 1600 B in Manhattan Metallic Matte

Manhattan Metallic Matte body colorFrame in blackEngine in blackSeat in blackFront part of the front fender in Manhattan White MetallicEngine spoiler in Night Black MatteTank center cover in Black Storm MetallicSlipstream deflector trim in Black Storm Metallic

2022 BMW K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America: Option 719 “Midnight”

2022 BMW K 1600 Grand America in Option 719
“Midnight” Meteoric Dust II Metallic

Meteoric Dust II Metallic body color with water transfer printing methodFrame in blackEngine in blackOption 719 seat in black with diamond top-stitching and model designationFront part of the front fender in Meteoric Dust II MetallicEngine spoiler in Night Black MatteTank center cover in Meteoric Dust II MetallicSlipstream deflector trim in Meteoric Dust II Metallic“Midnight” badge

Standard Equipment on 2022 BMW K 1600 GT, GTL, B, and Grand America

Black Storm Metallic paint10.25-inch TFT screen with BMW Motorrad Connected app navigationAudio System 2.0 with fairing speakers (K 1600 GTL)Shaft driveSlipper clutchReversing aidHill Start Control ProDynamic Engine Brake ControlAdjustable windscreenCast aluminum wheelsDuolever front suspensionParalever rear suspensionIntegral ABS with ABS ProDynamic Traction ControlDynamic ESA “Next Generation”Steering stabilizerTire pressure monitor12v power socketCooled, mobile device charging compartmentElectronic immobilizerHeated grips and seatAdaptive LED headlight, LED turn signals and rear lightMulti-controllerProgramable function buttonsDynamic Cruise ControlRide modesLuggage rackCenterstandComfort footrestsIntegrated side cases in body colorTop case in body color (K 1600 GTL)

2022 BMW K 1600 GT: Optional equipment and accessories

Premium PackageKeyless RideCentral locking systemGear Shift Assist ProAnti-theft alarmAudio System 2.0LED fog lightsEngine protection bar

2022 BMW K 1600 GT: Stand-alone options

Style: Sport Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red metallicOption 719 Mineral White MetallicOption 719 bench seatFloor lightingOption 719 forged classic wheelsLow seat (30.7-inch / 31.5-inch seat height, -1.2 inches)2022 BMW K 1600 GTL: Optional equipment and accessoriesPremium PackageKeyless RideCentral locking systemGear Shift Assist ProAnti-theft alarmLED fog lightsEngine protection bar

2022 BMW K 1600 GTL: Stand-alone options

Style: Exclusive Gravity Blue MetallicOption 719 Mineral White MetallicOption 719 bench seatFloor lightingOption 719 forged classic wheelsHigh seat (31.5-inch seat height, +2.0 inches)

2022 BMW K 1600 B: Optional equipment and accessories

Bagger PackageKeyless RideCentral locking systemGear Shift Assist ProAnti-theft alarmLED fog lightsEngine protection barCenter standGrand America PackageGrand America stylingTop case in body colorAudio System 2.0FloorboardsHigh windshieldKeyless RideCentral locking systemGear Shift Assist ProAnti-theft alarmLED fog lightsEngine protection barCenterstand

2022 BMW K 1600 B: Stand-alone options

Option 719 bench seatFloor lightingForged handlebarOption 719 forged classic wheelsHigh seat (31.5-inch seat height, +2.0 inches)The post 2022 BMW K 1600 Lineup | First Look Review first appeared on Rider Magazine.

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