Ride along as Automobile Magazine takes BMW’s six-cylinder motorcycle and a six-cylinder 7-Series from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to see if it’s safe to return to luxury and conspicuous consumption. Watch A.J. Mueller and his team capture the events on their cameras and see how the stunning photos that grace the pages of Automobile’s October 2011 issue were made.

Back in October 2010, after much anticipation and hype in the preceding weeks, BMW finally released official photos of their new flagship touring machines, the K1600 series bikes. The new touring bike features a supreme in-line 6-cylinder engine with a high level of pulling power, especially in the lower and medium engine speed range.

Engine output is 118 kW (160 bhp) at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque 175 Nm at 5,250 rpm. Over 70 per cent of the maximum torque is already available from 1,500 rpm.

The engine powering the BMW K1600GT is the lightest and most compact 6-cylinder in-line engine in serial motorcycle production over 1000 cc, weighing just 102.6 kg and measuring 555 mm in width.

Look on the newsstands for Automobile Mag and the entire story.