BMW runs a tight ship but it appears photos of the upcoming K1600GTL have been leaked ahead of it’s debut at INTERMOT. The Hell for Leather website got their hands on this low-resolution montage of images of BMW’s next luxury tourer. In it you can see the shape of one of the K1600 series bikes along with some of the features we discussed a couple of months ago. BMW released the specs along with artist’s rendering a couple of months ago to stir up interest ahead of the bike’s launch. You can read and see more about it in our K1600GT news posts.
The K1600 series will comprise two models the K1600GT and K1600GTL, which will share most components. Both are powered by a 1649cc transversely-mounted six-cylinder in-line engine which will produce 160 bhp (118 kW) at approx. 7500 rpm and approximately 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at around 5000 rpm. BMW claims 70 percent torque will be available from just 1500 rpm. They both feature ABS, DTC, ESA II, E-Gas (ride-by-wire), electric windscreen, upright ergonomics, xenon (HID) headlight, heated grips and seat, cruise control and on-board computer. A unique feature is the optional Adaptive Headlight to follow the road while leaned over in a turn.
We’ll be posting the complete set of photos, features and specs when the new bikes are introduce at INTERMOT (October 6-10, 2010). We’ll also have the entire analysis of the bike and its technology in the Winter 2010 BMW Motorcycle Magazine.