News 2012 BMW K1600GT / GTL Prices Released

2012 BMW K1600GT / GTL Prices Released

BMW Motorcycles

When BMW announced it was building the most advanced six-cylinder touring motorcycle on the market, anticipation immediately began.

BMW fans, especially those in the touring segment, wanted every bit of information available regarding the 2012 BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL motorcycles.

The German manufacturer pleased these motorcyclists to some extent when it began trickling information in late 2010, but knowledge like feature packages and pricing were kept hush.

That was until Monday, when BMW Motorrad USA released the latest feature packages and pricing on the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL.

As for pricing on these motorcycles that will be available through authorized BMW Motorrad USA dealers this spring, the K1600GT will have a MSRP of $20,900, while the K1600GTL will have a MSRP of $23,200. (additional destination charge of $495 is not included in MSRP).

Following are some features that are built into each model. But first, some basic facts about these touring bikes.

The 2012 six-cylinder BMW K 1600 GT and GTL motorcycles will offer the most advanced technology available in the touring segment. Here are a few innovations built into the BMW motorcycles:

  • The world’s lightest and most compact six-cylinder engine on a production motorcycle. At 226 lbs (including clutch, gearbox and alternator) and less than 22 inches wide, the six-cylinder engine in the K 1600 models is comparable in size to four-cylinder power plants.
  • The world’s first Xenon adaptive headlight on a motorcycle. Innovative electronics automatically compensate for the lean angle around corners and ensure the beam of the headlight is always directed at the road ahead.
  • The world’s most advanced audio and communications system on a motorcycle. Bluetooth for wireless communication, Sirius satellite radio with a complimentary 12-month subscription, integration for iPod, USB stick and auxiliary input, AM/FM tuner, pre-wired for Navigator 4.
  • A multi-controller on the left-hand grip, which allows riders to operate the motorcycle’s systems and adjust its settings without taking their hands off the bars.

Here’s a list of features that both base models of the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL come equipped with:

  • Xenon headlight with dynamic leveling
  • Heated seat
  • Heated grips
  • Cruise control
  • Multifunction display, on-board computer and multi-controller
  • Integral ABS
  • Luggage rack
  • E-Gas throttle with three power modes
  • White LED turn signals
  • Power adjustable windshield

The Base Model K 1600 GTL also includes:

  • Bluetooth
  • Audio system with tuner, Sirius satellite radio with one-year complimentary subscription, iPod/USB integration, 3.5mm Aux input, GPS preparation
  • Top case in body color
  • Comfort backrest for top case
  • Third stop light for top case
  • Comfort windshield
  • Comfort footrests
  • Chrome body kit

The Standard Package – only offered on the K 1600 GT – will have a MSRP of $23,045 and will include:

  • Preparation for GPS
  • ESA II (Electronic suspension adjustment II)
  • Safety package (Xenon adaptive headlight, dynamic traction control, tire pressure monitor)

The Premium Package – available on both models – will be offered at an MSRP of $24,540 for the K 1600 GT and $25,845 for the K 1600 GTL.

Premium package equipment for the K 1600 GT includes:

  • Audio system with tuner, Sirius satellite radio with one-year complimentary subscription, iPod/USB integration, 3.5mm Aux input, GPS preparation
  • Safety package (Xenon adaptive headlight, dynamic traction control, tire pressure monitor)
  • GT Luxury Package – ESA II, power central locking system, anti-theft alarm

Premium package equipment for the K 1600 GTL includes:

  • Safety package (Xenon adaptive headlight, dynamic traction control, tire pressure monitor)
  • GTL Luxury Package – LED fog lights, ESA II, power central locking system, anti-theft alarm

Color options for the K 1600 GT are light grey metallic and vermillion red metallic. Color options for the K 1600 GTL are royal blue metallic and mineral silver metallic.

Pre-Sale Program to End Feb. 28

Due to extraordinary customer response, the K 1600 GT/GTL pre-sale program will end Feb. 28 to enable BMW Motorrad retailers to fulfill pre-orders in a timely manner.

Todd Anderesen (Marketing Manager, BMW Motorrad USA) says: "The positive response to our pre-sale program speaks volumes about the reputation of our dealers and the strong confidence consumers have in BMW’s technology and quality."

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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