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2012 BMW K 1600G TL E Luxury

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2012 BMW K 1600 GTL E Luxury

The revolutionary BMW K 1600 GTL and adds further ground breaking technology which has never been seen before on a motorcycle as standard. The addition of Dynamic Traction Control, Tyre Pressure Control and Adaptive headlight as standard, optimizes the safety, economy and quality of the ride and really sets you and your motorcycle apart from the crowd. And with all of these extras at an affordable price, why compromise and not maximize the capabilities of your new motorcycle?

When luxury is freed of all ballast, it moves to a new level. At the very top of this evolution is the new BMW 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 BMW 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 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL and provides the very highest level of active safety.

The BMW K 1600 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 Para lever that put’s the power of the engine onto the road, The optional ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) ensures that the BMW K 1600 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.

2012 BMW K 1600G TL E Luxury Specifications

Type Oil-/water cooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 72 mm x 67,5 mm
Capacity 1.649 cc
Rated output 160 hp (118 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12,2 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-X)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 51 mpg, at a constant 55 mph.
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded super.
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 580 W
Battery 12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath
Gearbox 6-speed, helical, gearbox
Drive Shaft
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminum, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Paralever
Suspension travel front / rear 4.9″/5.3″ (125mm /135 mm)
Wheelbase 66.7 inches (1,680 mm)
Castor 108.4 mm
Steering head angle 62.2°
Wheels Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front 3,50 x 17″
Rim, rear 6.00 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston caliper
ABS Series: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Dimensions / weights
Length 98.0″ (2,489mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 39.4″ (1,000 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 57.5″ (1,465 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 29.5″ (750 mm), (high seat bench: 30.7″ [780 mm])
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 767 lbs (348 kg)
Dry weight 2) 708 lbs (321 kg)
Permitted total weight 1,235 lbs (560 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 467 lbs (212 kg)
Usable tank volume 7 gallons
Reserve 1 gallon
” Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
” 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume, (GT without panniers)
” 2) Unladen weight without fluids (GT without panniers)


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