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2012 BMW K1600GT - GTL Technology Photo Gallery
The 2012 BMW K1600GT & GTL are powered by the same 1649cc Inline Six-Cylinder engine.
Take a look inside some of the key technological pieces of the BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL. Check out the 6-cylinder engine, Adaptive headlights and more. Read more in our
2012 BMW K1600GT First Ride
2012 BMW K1600GTL First Ride
A look at the heart of the 2012 BMW K1600GT & GTL. With this compact design, BMW was able to create a 6-cylinder engine that was barely wider than the K1300GT Inline Four-cylinder engine.
This cutaway of the 2012 BMW K1600GT & GTL engine shows the complex valve train but also the transmission. Check out the 90-degree gears that power the Paralever shaft drive unit.
The 2012 BMW K1600GT & GTL both utilize BMWs Paralever shaft drive.
From this angle you can see the relationship of the Fuel-Injection and Intake, Combustion Champer and exhaust of the 2012 BMW K1600GT & GTL engine.
The chain-driven DOHC layout of the 2012 BMW K1600GT & GTL engine really spins with the bike making peak horsepower at just under 8000 rpm.
With 24 valves and 6 cylinders the 2012 BMW K1600GT & GTL engine is a clean running unit but it will require some time to maintain once the valve adjustments come due.
With 6 intake ports to deal with, there were plenty of options for getting fuel into the engine but BMW finally settled on a single throttle body feeding all six intakes - 2012 BMW K1600GT - GTL Technology
Believe it or not the 2012 BMW K1600GT & GTL Six-Cylinder engine is only 22-inches wide.
The 2012 BMW K1600GT and GTL engine cases are light. In fact the entire engine weighs in at 226 lbs.
The cylinders of the 2012 BMW K1600GT and GTL engines are very close together. In fact a mere 5mm lies between the middle four. The latest advancements in metalurgy and teh casting process allowed for this extremely close tolerance.
The 2012 BMW K1600GT & GTL engine features a Bore x Stroke of 72mm x 67.5mm for an oversquare layout that helps keep the engine compact.
A look inside the Inline Six-Cylinder engine shows a intricte layout, firing order and is a testament to modern engine technology.
Both the 2012 BMW K1600GT and GTL utilize Weighted Clutch which reduces the amount of effort it takes to pull in the clutch lever. The result is a lighter pull but it gives us a weird pulsation at slow speeds.
Here is a transparent view of the 2012 BMW K1600GTL with the Duolever front end and Paralever swingarm visible.
The 2012 BMW K1600GT and GTL are based around the same frame and chassis. Twin aluminum bridges cradle around teh engine.
BMW is one of the first motorcycle manufacturers to include ABS as standard equipment. Both the 2012 BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL incorporate this safety technology.
At the heart of the Adaptive Headlight Technology incorportaed into the 2012 BMW K1600GT and GTL is this projector & reflector unit.
As the motorcycle leans into a turn the Adaptive Headlight aims the beam in the direction that the motorcycle is travelling.
2012 BMW K1600GT - GTL Adaptive Headlight Technology
2012 BMW K1600GT - GTL Adaptive Headlight Technology.
The 2012 BMW K1600GT & GTL are the first motorcycles to feature Adaptive Headlight Technology.
An early sketch of the 2012 BMW K1600GT & GTL Adaptive Headlight Technology reveals just how close they came to capturing the designer's vision.
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