The BMW K1600GT will start at $20,900 when it goes on sale in the US this spring and the higher-spec BMW K1600GTL will be $23,200. To say that price is surprisingly low is an understatement. The outgoing BMW K1200LT, over a decade old, retailed for $21,520. The K1600 isn’t just an all-new motorcycle with a huge, 1,649cc inline-six, it also comes with an unprecedented level of features and promises superior handling and performance to the $22,899 Honda Goldwing.

The K1600s are surprisingly light for huge, full-dress tourers — 319kg/703lbs (wet) for the GT and 348kg/767lbs (wet) for the GTL. Both are substantially lighter than an 895lbs Goldwing.

319kg/703lbs (wet) for the GT and 348kg/767lbs (wet) for the GTL. Both are substantially lighter than an 895lbs Goldwing.

Those base prices include a bunch of the feature content which makes the K1600s so special:

Both models include:
Xenon headlight with dynamic leveling
Heated seat
Heated grips
Cruise control
Multifunction TFT display, on-board computer and multi-controller
Integral ABS
Luggage rack
E-Gas throttle with three power modes
White LED turn signals
Power adjustable windshield

While the GTL adds:
Bluetooth
Audio system with tuner, Sirius satellite radio with one-year complimentary subscription, iPod/USB integration, 3.5mm Aux input, GPS preparation
Top case in body color
Comfort backrest for top case
Third stop light for top case
Comfort windshield
Comfort footrests
Chrome body kit

Prices start going up as you add some of the fancier options though. Adding ESA II adjustable suspension, that fancy adaptive headlight that can see around corners and traction control to the GT will bring the price up to $23,045.

On top of that, a Premium Package will be offered for both models, bringing the GT up to $24,540 and the GTL to $25,845. It includes:

GT
Audio system with tuner, Sirius satellite radio with one-year complimentary subscription, iPod/USB integration, 3.5mm Aux input, GPS preparation
Safety package (Xenon adaptive headlight, dynamic traction control, tire pressure monitor)
GT Luxury Package – ESA II, power central locking system, anti-theft alarm

GTL
Safety package (Xenon adaptive headlight, dynamic traction control, tire pressure monitor)
GTL Luxury Package – LED fog lights, ESA II, power central locking system, anti-theft alarm

The GT will be available in silver or red, the GTL in blue or silver.

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