2012 BMW K1600GTL E Luxury

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2012 BMW K1600GTL E Luxury Review

2012 BMW K1600GTL E Luxury

How is it possible to take the extreme comfort, smooth handling and the dynamic looks a step further than the prestigious K 1600 GTL? Enter the luxury edition.

The GTL E, takes the revolutionary 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, optimises 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 maximise the capabilities of your new motorcycle?

Standard Factory Equipment:
Special Features
Adaptive Headlight
Dynamic Traction Control
Tyre Pressure Control

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.

The BMW K 1600 GTL brings a new dimension to luxury touring – blending smooth power from the brand new six-cylinder engine with class-leading comfort the GTL is luxury. Rider and pillion passenger benefit from a relaxed, upright seating position, excellent wind protection and plenty of room for both riders and luggage, which makes long distances more enjoyable than ever. The ergonomic design is geared towards maximum comfort and features a single-section, dual-level seat unit, rider footrests which are further forward and lower, and handlebars which reach further back towards the rider. The standard top box featuring an integrated back rest rounds off the range of comfort features for the pillion passenger. The K 1600 GTL sets a new benchmark in luxury motorcycle touring.

 


 

2012 BMW K1600GTL E Luxury Model Features and Benefits:

Standard Factory Equipment:
Special Features

Adaptive Headlight
Dynamic Traction Control
Tyre Pressure Control

Engine/Driveline
E-gas
Fuel grade 95 RON
Stainless steel exhaust system
6 Speed gearbox
Shaft drive
2 Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter EU-4
Digital Engine Management
4 valve cylinder head
6-cylinder inline engine, mounted across the frame
Running Gear
Slipper clutch
BMW Motorrad integral ABS (Partial)
BMW Motorrad duolever front suspension and paralever (EVO) rear suspension
Twin disk front brake
Single disk rear brake
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Side stand with engine cut out
Continuously adjustable rear rebound damping
Braided brake hose
Braided clutch hose
Cast aluminium wheels

Electronics
Hazard warning flasher
LED indicators
LED tail light
Brake pad renewal indicator
Info flat screen (digital clock, gear indicator, fuel gauge, coolant temperature and cruising range indicator, total and 2 trip odometers, service intercal indicators), display on board computer:remaining distance, average consumption, date and oil level
Seat heating
Cruise control
Xenon headlight
Power socket
Power modes
Audiosystem with preparation for GPS
Heated grips
Electronic immobiliser

Equipment
Electrically adjustable windshield
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap, pannier case, storage compartment, top case and dual seat locks
Adjustable handbrake and clutch lever
Centre stand
Comfort footrests
Comfort windshield
One piece seat bench
Chrome body kit
Detachable colour coded topbox
Colour coded pannier cases
Integral ignition switch
Storage compartment with toolkit under seat

 

 


 

2012 BMW K1600GTL E Luxury – American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing

Engine
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)



 


 

2012 BMW K1600GTL E Luxury – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: In-line 6-cylinder, DOHC, 24 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 1649 cc
Output: 160 bhp at 7,750 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 750 mm
Optional Seat Height: 780 mm
Dry Weight: 321 kg (708 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 26.5 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.9 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months




 

2012 BMW K1600GTL E Luxury – UK Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: £17,945 GBP

Engine
Type Oil/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 72mm x 67.5mm
Capacity 1,649cc
Rated output 160hp at 7,750rpm
Max. torque 175 Nm at 5,250rpm
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 200km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.6L
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.9L
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane 95 (RON)
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 Cardan Shaft
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension
Suspension travel front / rear 125mm/135mm
Wheelbase 1,680mm
Castor 108.4mm
Steering head angle 62.2 degree
Wheels Aluminium
Rim, Front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 6.00 x 17″
Tyre, front 120/70 ZR17
Tyre, rear 190/55 ZR17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, diameter 320mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 320mm, double piston caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,489mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 1,000mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,465mm
Seat height, unladen weight 750mm (high seat bench: 780mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,720mm (high seat bench: 1,770mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 348kg
Dry weight 321kg
Permitted total weight 560kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 212kg
Usable tank volume 26.5L
Reserve 4L


 

2012 BMW K1600GTL E Luxury – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: In-line 6-cylinder, DOHC, 24 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 1649 cc
Output: 160 bhp at 7,750 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 750 mm
Optional Seat Height: 780 mm
Dry Weight: 321 kg (708 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 26.5 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.9 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months


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