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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