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BMW K 1600 GTL - 2012 Specifications and Reviews

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About the BMW K 1600 GTL

Powered by a Euro 3 compliant liquid cooled 1649.00cc in-line 6 cylinder engine, producing 160.5bhp

The 103kg engine is angled forwards for optimum weight distribution and a low centre of gravity.

Essentially the same bike as the 2011- 2016 K1600GT but with a some changes to make it more suitable for relaxed longer distance touring, especially when carrying a pillion. It includes a 49 litre top box, making the bike 16.5cm longer, this includes a more luxurious padding for the pillion. It also has a larger 26.5 litre tank, lower single piece seat, larger screen and more relaxed position with pegs further forwards and bars further back.

You also get Chrome silencers, sat nav prep as standard with auxiliary audio connector and wider footrests this makes it weigh in 29kg heavier.

For your storage needs there are colour coded panniers and a waterproof lockable glove box in the right fairing. When the satnav is fitted a cover pops down when parked to keep it secure.

There is also a 5.7" colour TFT screen in the centre of the clocks, connected to the multi controller on the left bar, which provides access to the range of options on the bike including the extensive multimedia capabilities. 

Optional extras include: banking-aware traction control, Electronic Suspension Adjustment II, adaptive headlight, heated grips, heated seat, side-mounted additional LED headlights, see me home lights with the optional central locking, computer, tyre pressure monitor, engine bars, cruise control and Akrapovic silencers.

in 2014 the K1600GTL Exclusive was introduced, which includes four coats of paint, the adaptive Xenon light, engine bars and ESA.

General information

Category:Touring
Year:2012
Model:BMW K 1600 GTL
   

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Emission details:Closed loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Greenhouse gases:106.7 CO
Fuel consumption:4.60 litres/100 km (21.7 km/l or 51.13 mpg)
Driveline:Cardan Shaft
Clutch:Multiple disc clutch in oil bath
Transmission type,final drive:Shaft drive (cardan)
Gearbox:6-speed
Cooling system:Liquid
Fuel control:DOHC
Fuel system:Injection. Electronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-X)
Valves per cylinder:4
Bore x stroke:72.0 x 67.5 mm (2.8 x 2.7 inches)
Compression:12.2:1
Torque:175.00 Nm (17.8 kgf-m or 129.1 ft.lbs) @ 5250
Power:160.00
Engine type:In-line six, four-stroke
Capacity:1649.00 ccm (100.62 cubic inches)

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

Wheels:Aluminium
Rear brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc. ABS
Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakes:Double disc. ABS
Rear tyre dimensions:190/55-ZR17
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-ZR17
Rear suspension travel:135 mm (5.3 inches)
Rear suspension:BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front suspension travel:125 mm (4.9 inches)
Front suspension:BMW Motorrad Duolever
Trail:108 mm (4.3 inches)
Rake (fork angle):27.8°
Frame type:Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine

Physical measures and capacities

Reserve fuel capacity:4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)
Fuel capacity:26.50 litres (7.00 gallons)
Wheelbase:1,680 mm (66.1 inches)
Overall width:1,000 mm (39.4 inches)
Overall length:2,489 mm (98.0 inches)
Overall height:1,465 mm (57.7 inches)
Alternate seat height:780 mm (30.7 inches) If adjustable, highest setting.
Seat height:750 mm (29.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Power/weight ratio:0.4984 HP/kg
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:348.0 kg (767.2 pounds)
Dry weight:321.0 kg (707.7 pounds)

Other specs

Comments:Blata is from the Czech Republic.
Light:12V 55W headlight
Wheelbase:1,345 mm (53.0 inches)
Rear tyre:130/70-17
Front tyre:100/80-17
Rear wheel travel:190 mm (7.5 inches)
Rear Suspension:Swingarm with Sachs shock absorber
Front wheel travel:170 mm (6.7 inches)
Front Suspension:Marzocchi hydraulic fork
Compression:10.5:1
Torque:10.60 Nm (1.1 kgf-m or 7.8 ft.lbs) @ 8500 Revolutions">RPM
Capacity:124.00 ccm (7.57 cubic inches)
Color options:Silver, blue
Electrical:12 V/19 Ah, maintenance free battery.
Starter:Electric

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