BMW Motorrad is set to launch its K 1600 and R 1250 RT touring motorcycles in India. The K 1600 range that's coming here is comprehensive and includes the BMW K 1600 GTL, K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America.
2022 BMW K 1600 range
Late last year, the K 1600 line-up got an updated engine, electronics, feature sets and colourways. The K 1600 GTL, for instance is powered by a 160hp, 1,649cc inline-six engine at 6,750rpm and 179Nm of peak torque at 5,250rpm, which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Courtesy of the update to the engine, power can now be found low in the rev range and the two additional knock sensors ensure that the engine keeps running smoothly even with lower octane fuel. This should be helpful considering the fact that 95+ octane fuel isn’t easily available in our country. The update also includes the addition of two new lambda sensors along with six exhaust manifold sensors, to monitor the performance of the combustion chambers.
The K 1600 range, globally, gets an extensive list of standard fitments, which includes a 10.25-Inch colour-TFT display, a full-LED headlight and adaptive cornering light, three Ride Modes and MSR (engine brake control).
In addition, there’s heated grips, heated seats, hill start control (HSC Pro), Tyre Pressure Monitor (TPM) and Audio system 2.0 with SAT-radio. It also gets dynamic ESA with automatic load-levelling as standard.
The GTL offers a standard top box and is designed for more pillion comfort when compared to the GT. The optional equipment list includes keyless ride, central locking system, gear shift assist pro, anti-theft alarm and LED-auxiliary headlamp, and engine protection guard.
The BMW K 1600 siblings are expected to be priced at around Rs 30 lakh-Rs 35 lakh mark.
BMW R 1250 RT
The 2022 R 1250 RT is powered by a 1254cc, Boxer engine that makes 134hp and 143Nm and comes paired to a six-speed transmission. The international bike gets features such as all-LED lights, 10.25-inch instrument cluster, three ride modes and more. Customers can also get optional extras such as radar based adaptive cruise control, electronic suspension and Dynamic ride mode.
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