BMW has announced pricing and product highlights for its much-anticipated K 1600 B, “the BMW bagger developed specifically with American riders and great open American roads in mind.” The 2018 Model Year BMW K 1600 B will have an MSR price of $19,995.00 (plus a $495.00 destination fee).
Largely based on the technology used in the BMW six-cylinder tourer K 1600 GT and GTL, the K 1600 B features a spectacular backward sloping linear design with a specifically engineered rear section to reflect the characteristics of a grand American tourer. This not only makes the Bagger appear low-lying and slender; but also, thanks to the new rear frame, significantly reduces the height of the passenger seat.
As with the K 1600 GT/GTL, the Bagger’s 1,649 cc in-line six-cylinder engine produces 160 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. The bike comes standard with three riding modes (Rain, Road, and Dynamic), Dynamic Traction Control, cornering-optimized integral ABS Pro, heated seats and hand grips, power adjustable windshield, cruise control, multifunction display with on-board computer, and Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (D-ESAR) with “Road” and “Cruise” damping modes. Gear Shift Assist Pro, Reverse Assist, Hill Start Control, adaptive headlight, floorboards and more, are all available as options.
K 1600 B with option packages include:
•Safety package: Adaptive headlight, tire pressure monitor (TPM), and Hill Start Control
•Comfort package: Gear Shift Assist Pro, central locking system, anti-theft alarm, Keyless Ride, and LED auxiliary lights
•Touring Package: Reverse assist, GPS preparation, and audio system with radio, Sirius XM, and Bluetooth.