Recently German motorsports giant, BMW
, invited Motorcycle USA to Jay Leno’s Garage for a sneak peak at the all-new six-cylinder powered K1600 GTL which will be making its way to the U.S. as an early-release ’12 model this spring.
Like most of us, Leno has a passion for all things engine powered and has one of the largest collections of cars and motorcycles in the world. Words don’t even describe how grand his collection is. If it’s old, rare and expensive he probably has not one, but two machines—both in immaculate condition—it’s unbelievable.
Take a look at some of the photos from our evening with Jay then learn more about BMW’s latest sport-touring machine in the 2011 BMW K1600GT First Look
and BMW K1600GT Reveal at Jay Leno Garage
Jay Leno is an encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to cars and motorcycles. Here he shares a tale with actor Harrison Ford.
What you’re looking at is a steam engine built by The Washington Iron Works circa the late 1800s. And yes it is runs and is in perfect condition.
The BMW K1600 GTL makes use of a 1649cc Inline-Six that is only 21.9 inches wide.
Actor Harrison Ford checks out Jay’s steam engine powered car.
Here Jay talks about one of his many supercars. This one is his turbine-powered EcoJet supercar.
Another example of an Inline-Six engine as used in this mystery automobile inside Jay’s garage.
Leno said that he’s always been impressed by the high level of fit and finish afforded by BMW motorcycles.
The new BMW K1600 GTL uses adaptive headlight technology similar to what’s used on its automobiles in which pitch and yaw of the headlamp automatically adjusts during cornering.