Technical Data



Oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder 




Bore / stroke

72 mm x 67.5 mm


1,649 cc

Rated output

118 kW (160 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque

175 Nm at 5,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.2 : 1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

162 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC

5.7 l

Fuel type

Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system


700 W


12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission


Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath


6-speed constant mesh transmission, helical, gearbox 


Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes


Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension

BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension

BMW Motorrad Paralever

Suspension travel, front / rear

115 mm /125 mm


1,618 mm


106.4 mm

Steering head angle



Cast aluminium wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 17"

Rim, rear

6.00 x 17"

Tyre, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tyre, rear

190/55 ZR 17

Brake, front

Dual disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston caliper


BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height

750 mm (Seat high* 780 mm, seat extra high* 810 mm ) *OE

Inner leg curve

1.720 mm (seat high*: 1.770 mm, seat extra high* 1.820 mm) *OE

Usable tank volume

26.5 l


4.0 l


2.560 mm

Height (excl. mirrors)

1.440 mm

Width (incl. mirrors)

1.000 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)

364 kg

Permitted total weight

560 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

196 kg

1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume

Standard Equipment

  • Wind shield high, perfect wind protection
  • Engine Guard
  • Foot board
  • Audiosystem with navigation preparation
  • HSC Pro (Hill start Control)
  • Topcase including backrest
  • Reversing Aid
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Optional Equipment

  • Floor lighting
  • BMW Motorrad Navigator
  • Seat high
  • Seat extra high
  • Intelligent emergency call
  • Forged handlebar
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More Individuality

Special equipment and accessories.

With the wide range of special equipment and Original BMW Motorrad accessories, you can adapt the K 1600 Grand America to perfectly suit your individual preferences.

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