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8 | WheelsOfGrace.com | #62 There are four models in BMW's K 1600 lineup – the K 1600 GT sport- tourer, the K 1600 GTL luxury sport-tourer, the K 1600 B bagger, and the K 1600 Grand America. All are powered by a liquid-cooled, 1,649cc inline-Six that debuted on the 2012 BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL, which shared Rider's 2012 Motorcycle of the Year award. All four models have received updates for 2022, starting with revisions to the engine to meet Euro 5 regulations, including updated BMS engine control, two knock sensors, and two additional lambda probes. BMW says the six- cylinder engine still makes 160 peak horsepower, though it now arrives at 6,750 rpm, 1,000 rpm earlier than before. Peak torque has increased to 133 lb-ft, up from 129, at 5,250 rpm. The K 1600 lineup is powered by a 1,649cc inline-Six that makes 160 horsepower and 133 lb-ft of torque. Standard equipment on all K 1600 models now includes engine drag torque control (MSR), which compares the rotational speeds of the front and rear wheels in the same way as the standard Dynamic Traction Control and thus determines the slip or traction capacity at the rear wheel, with input on lean angle from the new 6-axis IMU. The level of intervention depends on riding mode (Dynamic, Road, or Rain). Also new on all K 1600 models is BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) "Next Generation," with revised calibration and new automatic load level compensation. The semi- active suspension adjusts damping based on conditions based on input from front and rear sensors and the new IMU. New welcome, good-bye, and follow me home lighting is standard on all 2022 BMW K 1600 models. Also new are "welcome," "good-bye", and "follow me home" light functions. When the ignition is switched on, a "welcome" light function is activated. The headlight and taillight remain on for a short time and then fade to the waiting state before the engine starts. After switching off the ignition, the front and rear lights are also automatically activated briefly for the "good- bye" function which illuminates the area around the motorcycle. After switching off the ignition, the "follow me home" function allows the rider to activate the lights by briefly pressing the high-beam headlight button to assist with maneuvering in parking spaces or opening the garage at home. A new full LED headlight consists of nine LEDs for the low-beam headlight and eight LEDs for the high-beam headlight. The standard "adaptive headlight" function features a low-beam LED headlight which turns into the curve according to the lean angle. The cornering function now operates through a range of ± 35 degrees (up from ± 24 degrees) for better illumination. It also adjusts up or down by 2 degrees during acceleration and braking. The K 1600s get a new high-definition 10.25-inch TFT color display. Like the R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental, the new K 1600 models features a 10.25-inch high-definition TFT color display with integrated map navigation (via the BMW Motorrad Connected app) and Bluetooth connectivity. For protection against the elements, the display is equipped with a hardened glass cover with an anti-reflective and fingerprint- resistant coating. Functions such as "My vehicle," "Navigation," "Radio," "Media," "Telephone," and "Settings" menus can be selected via displayed tiles, and features such as cruise control, riding modes, and audio are seamlessly integrated into the display. The Multi-controller wheel is used to manage some functions. Standard on the K 1600 GTL and K 1600 Grand America and optional on the K 1600 GT and K 1600 B is BMW's new Audio System 2.0, with antennas now integrated into the bodywork. Whereas the previous audio system was connected to the motorcycle as a primarily independent system, Audio System 2.0 is integrated into the electrical system. Menu control and setting options as well as the unique display screens are said to make the audio experience a seamless listening experience. The system offers more customization functions as well as SiriusXM satellite radio with 1-year subscription. Option 719 "Midnight" features the paint finish in Meteoric Dust II Metallic with a "Galaxy" theme. The new K 1600 GT, GTL, B, and Grand America are available in three color options each: a standard color, a style variant, and Option 719. Option 719 "Midnight" is particularly noteworthy, which is only available for K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America. The highlight of this variant is the paint finish in Meteoric Dust II Metallic with the "Galaxy" theme depicted using the water transfer printing method. MSRP pricing begins at $22,545 for the K 1600 B, $23,895 for the K 1600 GT, $26,895 for the K 1600 GTL, and $27,745 for the K 1600 Grand America. Visit bmwmotorcycles.com for more information. 2022 BMW K 1600 Lineup|First Look Review K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL, K 1600 B, and K 1600 Grand America get updates By Rider Magazine Staff

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