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2012 BMW K 1600 GTL — Contact Dealer for Pricing

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


2012 BMW K 1600 GTL

When luxury is freed of all ballast, it moves to a new level. At the very top of this evolution is the new K 1600 GTL – a high-class touring bike like none before it. With the most compact and efficient in-line 6-cylinder engine ever installed in a series production motorcycle.

The ergonomics of the K 1600 GTL are designed for long trips and leave nothing to be desired for either rider or pillion passenger in terms of comfort. The slim design in the area of the rider's seat and the fact that the handlebars reach far back allows a relaxed seating position - for hours and over hundreds of miles. The pillion passenger enjoys a sizable seating area and a comfortable backrest.

Available for the first time in a motorcycle: the adaptive headlight (special equipment feature) - a revolution which matches the visionary front section of the K 1600 GTL and provides the very highest level of active safety.

The GTL makes luxury light-footed. This is because its unique chassis provides excellent handling. With a totally direct ride feel due to the ground-breaking Duolever front suspension. At the rear, it is the Paralever that put's the power of the engine onto the road, The optional ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) ensures that the GTL always glides completely smoothly since the systems allows the damping and suspension to be adapted according to situation and preference at the press of a button.

Every detail is designed for maximum riding pleasure. A motorcycle for people who are looking for a new kind of supremacy. The K 1600 GTL. UNSTOPPABLE TOUR.

Welcome to luxury touring.

A combination of performance and comfort. The first motorcycle to feature an Adaptive Headlight as an option, for maximum active safety. 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. Every detail is designed for ultimate riding pleasure. The result is a bike that redefines luxury.


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2012 BMW K 1600 GTL
Year 2012
Manufacturer BMW
Model Name K 1600
Trim Name GTL
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 (200 km/h)
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 51 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 66.7 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 98.0" (2,489mm)
Width 39.4" (1,000 mm)
Height 57.5" (1,465 mm)
Seat Height 29.5" (750 mm), (high seat bench: 30.7" [780 mm])
Curb Weight 767 lbs (348 kg)
Dry Weight 708 lbs (321 kg)
Weight, Maximum Capacity 1,235 lbs (560 kg)
Payload Capacity 467 lbs (212 kg)
Fuel Capacity 7 gallons
Fuel Reserve 1 gallon