BMW K 1600 B – Available in South Africa4 min read

BMW K 1600 B - Available South Africa

The new BMW K 1600 B: emotion and fascination with 6 cylinders in the exclusive Bagger style.

A new chapter for BMW Motorrad

The presentation of the “Concept 101” concept study as part of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in spring 2015 was an impressive new chapter for BMW Motorrad in the history of BMW Motorrad Concept Bikes. This BMW Motorrad interpretation of motorcycling on endless highways, the dream  of freedom and independence and the embodiment of “Grand American Touring” now becomes reality in form of a series version of the new K 1600 B bagger.

As a high-performance, highly emotional  and exclusive motorcycle, the new K 1600 B with the familiar 6-cylinder in-line engine  and supreme 118  kW (160 hp) output,  like the “Concept 101” study that preceded it, already embodies the motto  of the “Spirit of the Open  Road”.

It is synonymous with elegance, power and luxury on two wheels and transforms every road, every tour and every moment into a particularly intense experience.

The characteristic streamlining with a low rear section and masculine colour scheme make for relaxed dynamic elegance.

In design terms,  the new all-black (Blackstorm metallic / black for chassis parts and drivetrain) K 1600 B takes  the form of a bagger, an exclusive custom bike type that is particularly popular in the USA.

The characteristic properties of the bagger are its drop-shaped silhouette, whose highest point is the front fairing, the stretched drop-like silhouette in a “streamlining” style and the deep-set side cases with integrated US American style rear lights. New fully chrome- plated silencers run parallel to the road and are an organic fit for the visual appeal  of the bagger.

Largely based on the technology used in the BMW 6-cylinder tourer

K 1600 GT, the new K 1600 B implements its spectacular backward  sloping linear design with a completely reconstructed rear section. This not only makes the bagger look particularly low-lying and slender, but also, thanks  to the new rear frame, significantly reduces the height of the passenger seat.

Side cases with newly designed compartments and folding rear mudguard for easy dismantling of the wheel.

A re-design of the compartments in the side cases with slimmer covers  and deeper body allows for particularly comfortable and effective loading of luggage. The rear mudguard has been designed to fold upward to make it easier to remove  the rear wheel.

High visual impact and effective wind and weather protection.

The fairing of the new K 1600 B with its closely tailored dynamic windscreen makes the motorcycle look particularly powerful and impressive. For especially effective wind and weather protection, the side sections of the wind deflectors are stretched further back.

Wind deflectors protect the rider’s hands.  The two mirrors also match  the design concept, ensuring a particularly good view of the following traffic thanks  to the large mirror surfaces with an aspherical element.

Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA  with automatic damping adaptation as standard.

With the electronically controlled Dynamic ESA chassis and its “Road” and “Cruise” modes, the new K 1600 B combines riding comfort, stability and dynamic performance ensuring an incomparable riding experience.

In the standard “Road” setting, damping adaptation is fully automated, offering the very highest level of comfort and ultimate traction on virtually all surfaces. In contrast, the new K 1600 B offers very gentle damping in “Cruise” damping mode,  ensuing a very high level of comfort at low speeds.

New reverse assist feature for comfortable manoeuvring and Shift Assistant Pro for shifting up and down without activating the clutch.

The new K 1600 B is particularly easy to manoeuvre thanks  to the reverse assist feature. This is activated conveniently at the press of a button  on the left-hand handlebar panel. Pressing the starter  button initiates movement. The Shift Assistant Pro allows the rider to shift up and down without activating the clutch in a large number of cases.

Comfortable foot rests for a “feet forward” position and optional exclusive forged wheels for individualisation.

A wide range  of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories and options  available ex works means that nothing is left to be desired in terms  of the individualisation of the new K 1600 B. This includes the provision of comfortable foot rests for the passenger, while these elements can also be fitted to offer the rider a particularly relaxed “feet forward” position.

Redesigned forged wheels with eleven  double  spokes each  further enhance the exclusivity of the new K 1600 B.

BMW K 1600 B - Available South Africa

An overview of highlights of the new BMW K 1600 B:

  • 6-cylinder in-line engine  according to EU4 regulations with an output  of 118  kW at 7 750  rpm and a maximum torque  of 175  Nm at 5 250  rpm.
  • Bagger design with eye-catching stretched streamline-style silhouette and low rear section.
  • Low rear frame for reduced vehicle height, dropped passenger seat height (- 7 cm) and typical bagger look.
  • Fixed side cases with a new compartment design, rear central cover and integrated light units in US-American styling.
  • Chrome-plated parallel silencers with ribbed end caps.
  • Folding rear mudguard for easy wheel removal.
  • Effective wind and weather protection with wind deflectors stretched further back.
  • Typical short bagger-style electrically adjustable windscreen.
  • Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA with automatic damping adaptation and “Road” and “Cruise” damping modes as standard.
  • Reverse assist for even simpler manoeuvrability as standard.
  • Shift Assistant Pro for shifting up and down without clutch comes standard.
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