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2012 BMW K 1600 GT — Contact Dealer for Pricing

2012 BMW ›› Motorcycle / Scooter ›› Tour ›› K 1600 ››


2012 BMW K 1600 GT

Travel in big style.

That means combining dynamic performance and comfort - and transforming distance into free space. BMW Motorrad's vision was the essence of this philosophy - the pure sense of Gran Turismo. This vision has now taken shape in the new K 1600 GT.

The in-line 6-cylinder engines by BMW are legendary. A myth which has been realized once more in the K 1600 GT - but now more compactly than ever before. 1649 cc, 160 hp and a maximum torque of 129 ft-lb. Even the facts are impressive. But the riding experience is even more inspiring. The transversely installed power units delivers an extraordinary level of dynamic performance as well as refined running smoothness.

If the rider is in the mood for a show of sporty prowess, the engine willingly puts in a burst of speed even in the lower engine speed range, and it is in its element over high-speed stretches. Over 70% of the maximum torque is available from just 1500 rpm.

Gran Turismo.

This exceptional tourer makes light work of even the longest journeys, and everything about it, from the styling to the suspension, reflects its unique character. It is powered by the most compact in-line six-cylinder production motorcycle engine ever built, a 160-horsepower (118-kilowatt) unit that combines quick throttle responses with unrivalled refinement. With its innovative optional adaptive Headlight, the GT is an outstanding example of motorcycle design in every sense.


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2012 BMW K 1600 GT
Year 2012
Manufacturer BMW
Model Name K 1600
Trim Name GT
Generic Type (Primary) Touring
Engine Type Oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 67,5 mm
Cylinders-Displacement (cc) 1,649 cc
Engine Power 160 hp (118 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Engine Torque, Maximum 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm
Compression Ratio 12.2 : 1
Mixture Control Electronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-X)
Emissions Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Top Speed Over 125 mph
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 52 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel Type Unleaded super
Alternator three-phase alternator 580 W
Battery 12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath
Gears 6-speed, helical, gearbox
Drive System shaft
Frame Type Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front Suspension BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear Suspension BMW Motorrad Paralever
Wheels & Tires
Front Travel (in./cm.) 4.9" (125mm)
Rear Travel (in./cm.) 5.3" (135 mm)
Wheelbase 66.1 inches (1,680 mm)
Castor 108.4 mm
Steering 62.2°
Wheel Option Cast aluminium wheels
Front Wheel 3.50 x 17"
Rear Wheel 6.00 x 17"
Front Tire 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tire 190/55 ZR 17
Front braking system Dual disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear braking system Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston caliper
ABS Option Series: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Length 91.5" (2,324 mm)
Width 39.4" (1,000 mm)
Height 56.7" (1,440 mm)
Seat Height 31.9/32.7" (810/830 mm), (low seat bench: 30.7" [800/780 mm])
Curb Weight 703 lbs (319 kg)
Dry Weight 650 lbs (295 kg)
Weight, Maximum Capacity 1,191 lbs (540 kg)
Payload Capacity 461 lbs (209 kg)
Fuel Capacity 7 gallons
Fuel Reserve Approx. 1 gallon