BMW has launched a website with information on the new K1600GT and K1600GTL tourers.
The 1,649 cc inline six-cylinder engine claims 160 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque, with 70 percent of that torque available from 1,500 rpm. Uniquely and for a narrow design, the gearbox has three stacked transmission shafts, and it mates to the engine via a power-assisted 10-plate clutch.
Both machines will feature true traction control, with sensors at both wheels and a bank angle sensor that measures lean. The system will be tied into the ESA settings, offering various levels of intervention.
For the first time on a motorcycle, the K1600s will have adaptive xenon headlights, so their beams will follow the road around bends.
It is not yet known which features will be available as standard or as options, nor has an official release date been revealed. Sadly, there are no pictures of the new K1600GT or GTL on the website, but it provides one hell of a teaser.
See it all here.