BMW K 1600 GTL E Luxury: history, specs, pictures

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BMW K 1600 GTL E Luxury
Production 2012
Class Touring
liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line six cylinders, DOHC
Bore / Stroke 78.7mm x 78.7mm
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Horsepower 159.05 HP (118.6 KW) @ 7500RPM
Torque 129.08 ft/lbs (175.0 Nm) @ 5000RPM
Fuel System EFI
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed, manual

Final Drive: shaft

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: Duolever
Rear: Paralever
Brakes Front: dual disc, EVO, ABS
Rear: single disc, EVO, ABS
Front Tire 120/70-ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55-ZR17
Wheelbase 66.1 inches (1679 mm)
Length 97.99 inches (2489 mm)
Width 39.41 inches (1001 mm)
Seat Height 29.49 inches (749 mm)
Weight 321.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 1.85 Gallon (7.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The BMW K 1600 GTL E Luxury was a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line six cylinders, DOHC Touring motorcycle produced by BMW in 2012. Max torque was 129.08 ft/lbs (175.0 Nm) @ 5000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 159.05 HP (118.6 KW) @ 7500 RPM.


A 78.7mm bore x 78.7mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1649.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 6-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.


It came with a 120/70-ZR17 front tire and a 180/55-ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc, EVO, ABS in the front and a single disc, EVO, ABS in the rear. The front suspension was a Duolever while the rear was equipped with a Paralever. The K 1600 GTL E Luxury was fitted with a 1.85 Gallon (7.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 66.1 inches (1679 mm) long.

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL E Luxury[edit]

The 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL E Luxury comes with an adaptive headlight, Dynamic Traction Control, Tyre Pressure Control as an addition to the base K 1600 GTL, which make for a more safe, luxurious and, at the same time, more desirable machine, among Beemer fans and not only. This muscular touring machine also boasts the Duolever/Paralever front/rear suspension package, as well as a slipper cluch and the EVO braking system with ABS, which make for one of the most safe, as well as comfortable touring machines available on the market.

At its heart lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 1649cc, in-line six cylinder powerhouse mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce an impressive 160 horsepower and 175 Nm of torque.