BMW Announces Pricing for new K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL

BMW Motorrad has announced U.S. retail pricing for two more new models, the 2017 K 1600 GT and the 2018 K 1600 GTL.

2017 BMW K 1600 GT in Mars Red Metallic.
2017 BMW K 1600 GT in Mars Red Metallic.

The 2017 K 1600 GT will carry an MSRP of $22,595, an increase of $600 over last year. However, the new model now comes standard with Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (D-ESA), previously a $950 option. ESA II is no longer available.

The K 1600 GT also includes the following changes:

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  • More dynamic trim panel design.
  • Two new powerful horns.
  • New side-panel insert that highlights BMW roundel.
  • New tank trim.
  • Redesigned foot protection and additional storage compartment.
  • Enlarged transmission cover visually lowers the appearance.
  • New pair of hexagonal mufflers, each with dark end caps and three exhaust pipes.
  • New instrument dials with “GT” inscription.

A new Style 1 (Sport) Package is now available, with a new color, Lupin Blue Metallic/Black Storm Metallic, gold colored calipers, a sport windshield, a pro seat, graphic decals, a gray matte frame and a black engine area. MSRP is $500.

The price of the Comfort and Premium Packages has decreased by $450 each (MSRP of $1,410 and $3,550, respectively), and both packages now include Gear Shift Assist Pro and D-ESA. Reverse Assist is also now an option ($950 MSRP).

Light White and Cosmic Blue Metallic/Black Storm Metallic have been replaced by two new colors, Mars Red Metallic ($150 MSRP) and Lupin Blue Metallic/Black Storm Metallic (only available with Sport Package: $500 MSRP).

2018 BMW K 1600 GTL in Ebony Metallic.
2018 BMW K 1600 GTL in Ebony Metallic.

The 2018 K 1600 GTL will carry an MSRP of $25,595, an increase of $1,200. The new model now comes with D-ESA and Reverse Assist as standard, a $1,900 value.

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The K 1600 GTL also includes the following changes:

  • Top case w/ power outlet.
  • USB/iPod input in side case.
  • Improved front speakers: enhanced sound quality.
  • Restyled, larger mirrors; better view.
  • Multi-colored tank trim and new chrome name badge.
  • Restyled front side panels, radiator cowl, and wind flaps, with additional front wind deflectors.
  • Additional storage compartment (removable for more leg room).
  • Side cases w/ luggage nets.
  • Redesigned footrests + rear footrests now fold straight up (room for accessory floorboards).
  • Restyled chrome mufflers and chrome manifold.

A new Style 2 (Elegance) Package is available with a new color, Ebony Metallic, a Platinum-colored engine, embroidered seat-back, chrome accents on the front wheel cover and top case, and a slipstream deflector. MSRP is $650.

Like the GT, the Comfort and Premium Packages have both dropped in price by $450, to $1,415 and $2,150 respectively, with Gear Shift Assist Pro and D-ESA both being standard.

Interestingly, BMW is also now offering tubular handlebars as a free-of-charge factory option.

All existing colors have been replaced by Light White ($0), Thunder Gray Metallic ($150) and NC9 Ebony Metallic (only available with Style 2 Package, $650 MSRP).

The 2017 K 1600 GT is currently available in dealerships, while the GTL is expected to start arriving this month.

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