Tour Tug-of-War

Ever planned a multi-day road trip, and that’s too on a bike? If yes, then a touring bike is all you need which can not only carry you comfortably but also your luggage and can make you relax with songs on a long journey. Touring bikes are like big bad boys in motorbikes, they are big, heavy, can ride out miles with smoothness and comfort. Here we are going to talk about two major touring category bikes, BMW’s K 1600 Grand America and Honda’s Gold Wing.

Honda Gold Wing

Specification   BMW K 1600 Grand America     Honda Gold Wing
Engine Type 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder 6-cylinder 4-stroke
Valve Train Oil/watercooled dual overhead camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder Liquid cooled single overhead Unicam with 4-valves per cylinder
160 hp @ 7750 rpm 98 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 143.87 Nm @ 4200 rpm 146.99 Nm @ 1250 rpm
Engine cc 1649 cc straight six 1833 cc flat six
Rake 30.50 25.50
Trail 11 cm 10.6 cm
Wheelbase 161.79 cm 169 cm
367 kg (wet) 380 kg (wet)
Seat Height 78 cm 74.42 cm
26.5 liters 21.5 liters
16.50 kmpl 16.93 kmpl
Range 439 km 360.5 km
Warranty 24 months, unlimited miles 36 moths, unlimited miles
Clutch Multiple disc clutch in oil bath Multiplate wet transmission
Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh transmission, helical, gearbox 7-speed automatic DTC
BMW K1600 Grand America


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