2012 BMW K1600GT Special Edition

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2012 BMW K1600GT Special Edition
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2012 BMW K1600GT Special Edition Review

2012 BMW K1600GT Special Edition

Although the K 1600 GT already comes with a fantastic range of features as standard, the Special Edition takes the dynamic tourer from the exceptional to the revolutionary. The K 1600 GT SE features even more options as standard, including Dynamic Traction Control as seen on the ground-breaking S 1000 RR, Tyre Pressure Control to further enhance the sustainability of the motorcycle and the never seen before Adaptive headlight, which alongside the in-line six cylinder engine is what places the GT at the top of the motorcycle market for innovation and design.

Standard Factory Equipment:
Special Features
Tyre Pressure Control
Dynamic Traction Control
Adaptive Headlight
Preparation for Audio system GPS Device + Bluetooth + Radio software

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.

While the bike’s power reserves are huge, its dimensions are reduced. Weighing just under 227 lbs and with a width of 21.8″ – never was a large-volume in-line 6-cylinder so compact. For outstanding handling and increased banking freedom. And a whole new touring bike feel.

For better visibility going into bends, the GT presents a world premiere for motorcycles: the optionally available adaptive headlight. It not only increases the exclusivity but also the active safety of the machine. Vision fulfilled.
The K 1600 GT. UNSTOPPABLE TOUR.

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.

The brand new, six–cylinder engine is perfectly complimented by the ergonomics of the K 1600 GT. Designed to be the ultimate European–style performance touring bike, the key ‘triangle’ between footrests, seat and handlebars on the GT give the rider full control of the bike and still provide a high level of long–distance comfort. Both rider and pillion passenger are provided with ample legroom – but the seating position is gently canted toward the front wheel for a dynamic riding experience. The rider’s seat is height–adjustable allowing it to be adapted to individual needs. And with an amazing range of options fitted as standard to add to this, including LED indicators, xenon headlight, heated grips, heated seats, colour coded panniers and more, the K 1600 ‘Gran Turismo’ is the perfect blend of power, comfort and poise.





 

2012 BMW K1600GT Special Edition Model Features and Benefits:

Standard Factory Equipment:

Special Features
Tyre Pressure Control
Dynamic Traction Control
Adaptive Headlight
Preparation for Audio system GPS Device + Bluetooth + Radio software

Engine/Driveline
E-gas
Fuel grade 95 ROZ
Stainless Steel exhaust system
6 speed gearbox
Shaft drive
2 closed loop 3 way catalytic converter
Digital engine management (BMS-KP2)
4 valve cylinder head
6-cylinder inline engine, mounted across frame
Running Gear
Slipper clutch
Continuously adjustable rear rebound damping
Side stand with engine cut out
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Single disk rear brake
Twin disk front brake
BMW Motorrad duolever front suspension and paralever (EVO) rear suspension
BMW Motorrad integral ABS (partial)
Cast aluminium wheels

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

Equipment
Electrically adjustable windshield
Two section dual seat with variable height rider’s seat
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
Colour coded pannier cases
Centre stand
Luggage rack
Adjustable handbrake and clutch lever
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap, storage compartment, pannier case and dual seat locks
Storage compartment with toolkit under passenger seat

 

 

 


 

2012 BMW K1600GT Special Edition – 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
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 52 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 66.1 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 91.5″ (2,324 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 39.4″ (1,000 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 56.7″ (1,440 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 31.9/32.7″ (810/830 mm), (low seat bench: 30.7″ [800/780 mm])
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 703 lbs (319 kg)
Dry weight 2) 650 lbs (295 kg)
Permitted total weight 1,191 lbs (540 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 461 lbs (209 kg)
Usable tank volume 7 gallons
Reserve Approx. 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 K1600GT Special Edition – 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: 810/830 mm
Optional Seat Height: 780/800 mm
Dry Weight: 306 kg (675 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.7 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months



 

2012 BMW K1600GT Special Edition – UK Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: £16,660 GBP

Engine
Type Oil/water cooled 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 160 hp 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 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.5L
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.7L
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)
Electrical System
Alternator Three-phase alternator 580W
Battery 12V/19Ah, 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 degrees
Wheels Aluminium
Rim, Front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 6.00 x 17″
Tyre, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear 190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, diameter 320mm, 4-piston fixed callipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 320mm, double-piston calliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS (part-integral)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,324mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 1,000mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,440mm
Seat height, unladen weight 810/830mm (low seat bench: 800/780mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,830/1,870mm (low seat bench 1,775/1,810mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 319kg
Dry weight 295kg
Permitted total weight 540kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 209kg
Usable tank volume 24L
Reserve 4L


 

2012 BMW K1600GT Special Edition – 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: 810/830 mm
Optional Seat Height: 780/800 mm
Dry Weight: 306 kg (675 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.7 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months


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