That said the gt and gtl are more than just 6 cylinder motorcycles they are next generation touring machines with the soul of a sportbike.
Bmw 6 cylinder motorcycle engine.
For now the k1600 remains a tour de force in the touring bike.
The new engine is narrow 220 inches and compact rivaling most in line 4 cylinder engines in terms of width.
Bmw claims that the engine which at 560 mm 22 in wide is just 67 mm 26 in wider than the k1300 engine is the narrowest in line six cylinder engine ever produced.
Prototype v16 engines have been made however they.
If the rune is an impractical crazy take on the six cylinder theme the most modern bike on this list bmws k1600 is the most useable.
List of motorcycles by type of engine is a list of motorcycles by the type of motorcycle engine used by the vehicle such as by the number of cylinders or configuration.
Maybe one day bmw will fit the engine to a cbx or z1300 style naked and give more motorcyclists an opportunity to sample one of bikings all time great powerplants.
Ever since bmw motorrad presented the concept study concept 6 in autumn 2009 the new 6 cylinder in line engine installed in it has caught the imagination of many motorcycle fans.
Cylinder bore is 720 mm 283 in and the distance between cylinder centres 77 mm 30 in.
Yet until now this was only the case for cars.
For over seven decades now 6 cylinder in line engines have stood for fascinating engine technology in automobiles at bmw more than with any other brand.
With the bmw automotive heritage of in line 6 engines this is a natural choice for the 2 wheeled bmw crowd.
If anything its just a shame that big touring bikes are a real niche sector because the k1600 engine is epic.
First up and most substantial is the 6 cylinder 1649cc powerplant.
With the bmw k 1600 gt and the bmw k 1600 gtl two highly distinctive touring motorcycles are fired by a six cylinder petrol engine for the first time.
The six cylinder motorcycle never seems to lose its attraction regardless of who.
The camshafts are hollow with cam lobes pressed on which saves around 2 lb 091.
A transverse engine is an engine mounted in a vehicle so that the engines crankshaft axis is perpendicular to the direction of travel.
Like the benelli its an inline across the frame six cylinder but at 1649cc its a lot bigger.
The more common inline four and v8 layouts are also produced by bmw and at times the company has produced inline three v10 and v12 engines.
In a longitudinal engine configuration the engines crankshaft axis is parallel with the.