Best Touring Bike: BMW K 1600 GTL

Best Touring Motorcycle: BMW K1600GTL

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The very existence of the luxury-touring motorcycle is owed to the great spaces in America and our desire to take not just everything we need but all the things we want on the road. BMW gave us a bike that does this in a most excellent manner but completely blew our minds by building it upon an ultra-high-performance German soul. The GTL goes (133 hp, 112 ft.-lb.), stops (amazing brakes) and steers (dead neutral, always) with supernatural ease. Fill the bags, add a passenger and the electronically adjustable suspension compensates beautifully, whether you choose Comfort, Normal or Sport mode. The GTL has changed our expectations for luxury touring and tops the class for the second year running.