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2012 BMW K 1600 GTL | Quick Look

2012 BMW Motorcycle

Going up against the granddaddy of luxury tourers, the Honda Gold Wing (which happens to be taking a break from production this year), the new inline-six 2011 BMW K 1600 GTL promises to make a big splash in the class.

Delivering more relaxed ergonomics and more creature comforts than the GT edition, the GTL weighs a bit more, is slightly slower in acceleration and gets about one fewer mile out of a gallon of fuel.

But, it offers a standard top case, audio system, chrome mufflers, and all the electronic wizardry of the GT.

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL | Quick Stats

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-6
  • BORE x STROKE: 72mm x 67.5mm
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 63.7 inches
  • RAKE: 27.8 degrees
  • COMP. RATIO: 12.2:1
  • CURB WEIGHT: 767 pounds
  • PRICE: $23,200

For a look into the 2011/2012 motorcycle lineup, check out Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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