A repeat client recently contacted us about upgrading the audio system on his new 2022 BMW K1600 GTL. We had recently upgraded the speakers and added an amplifier to his 2018 K1600, and he wanted to do the same thing to his new model.
In the previous bike, we'd upgraded the speakers to 5 1/4" with an amp in the bag. This go around, he preferred to keep the amp out of the bag, so we opted for the new Infinity Kappa Perfect water resistant amplifier under the left side fairing. Between the water resistant nature of the amplifier, and some in house custom lasered gaskets, the amp stays water tight. The amplifier is mounted right beside/above the ABS module with a custom bracket shown below.
All wiring to the amplifier is done via Motorrad Audio's custom plug and play harnessing, so no OEM wiring is cut of spliced into, keeping his OEM warranties intact.
Next stage was upgrading the small 3 1/2" OEM speakers. For this we added our Motorrad Audio 6 1/2" pods, loaded with Infinity Kappa Perfect 600x speakers. Made specifically for the motorcycle market, these speakers are LOUD and clean. They also are basically a perfect match for the Infinity Kappa Perfect amplifier.
The speaker pods install with a few small modifications behind the OEM grills. Structurally the bike is totally unaffected, and visually you'd never know anything was done.
The client was totally thrilled with the outcome, saying the output was much better than the previous installation we'd done for him. Louder with an overall better sound quality as well.
Interested in an upgrade like this? Our plug and play kit for the 6 1/2" and amplifier doesn't require installing the amp in the bag, so it's compatible with all model K1600's The K1600B Grand America GTL & GT. You can find this specific kit here.