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If you want to park your riding pants in the saddle of the 2012 BMW K 1600 GT or the K 1600 GTL, get ready to hand over a stack of shiny pennies. BMW has officially released pricing on both bikes, and the K 1600 GT will set you back a lofty yet reasonable $20,900 without the $495 destination charge.

Sounds like a hefty chunk of change, no? It is, no doubt, but it's also just $200 more than the base price for the K1200 LT that it's replacing. Delving a little deeper in BMW's model range, the K 1300 GT goes for $19,150 or $22,595 with the optional Premium Package.

For that 20K-plus stack of cash, you're rewarded with niceties such as a dynamic-leveling xenon headlight, a heated seat and grips, ABS and a power-adjustable windshield among other tricks. Of course, all of that kit is strapped onto the company's 160 horsepower, 1,649 cc engine. The mill is good for 129 pound-feet of torque, all of which is available from just 1,500 rpm.

Opting for the K 1600 GTL will add on even fancier gadgetry like Bluetooth, satellite radio and iPod integration in addition to body-color top cases. If you like the sound of that dance, get ready to tap your toes to the sound of $23,200 plus destination.

Want one? We'd get your BMW dealer on speed dial pronto – BMW has also announced that it'll stop taking preorders for the new K-series hotness at the end of February due to unexpectedly high demand. Hit the jump for the press release.


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BMW Motorrad USA Announces Pricing for 2012 Model Year K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL

Presale Program to Close Early Due to Extraordinary Customer Response

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 14, 2011...BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing for the highly anticipated 2012 model year K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL tourers. The K 1600 GT will have a base Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $20,900; while the K 1600 GTL will have a base MSRP of $23,200. (Additional destination charge of $495 is not included in MSRP). Both new models will be available for purchase through authorized BMW Motorrad USA dealers this Spring.

Both Base models 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.

New Benchmarks for Grand Touring Motorcycles

The 2012 BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL have set a new benchmark for grand touring motorcycles by offering the world's most advanced technology available on two wheels. These innovations include:

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.

Pre-Sale Program to End February 28

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

"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," commented Todd Andersen, Marketing Manager, BMW Motorrad USA.

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