By the BMW company is little more than a year presented a bagger bike but in the form of concept. It is now presented in a Los Angeles production model customized for US customers and US roads, so that the facts speak where the market tends for new K1600B.
The 2017 BMW K1600B Bagger comes with engine displacement of 1,632cc, in-line, six-cylinder, a fly-by-wire throttle, who makes a maximum power of 160 hp (118 kW) at 7750 rpm and maximum torque of 175 Nm (129 lb-ft) at 5250rpm.
Transformed frame is basically the K1600GT touring model, which contains the electronic suspension with Dynamic ESA Road and Cruise modes as standard, short bagger-style electrically adjustable windscreen, effective wind and weather protection with wind deflectors stretched further back, fixed side cases and integrated light units, chrome-plated silencers with parallel ribbed end caps, also folding rear mudguard for easy wheel removal.
Weight of the new K1600B is about 336 kg, so that the driver, a passenger and luggage, is over 500 kg load capacity. Optionally can be ordered reverse assist for simpler maneuverability, Intelligent Emergency Call function and Shift Assistant Pro for up and down shifts.
All in all, the new BMW K1600B bagger with a high-tech performance, drop-shaped silhouette, bodywork is finished in metallic paint Blackstorm, whose highest point is the front fairing, the stretched drop-like silhouette and a streamlining style and the deep-set side cases with integrated rear LED lights, can certainly compete with the US Harley-Davidson or even a Honda Gold Wing F6B. It remains to see what the response will have on the market and customers.