BMW Motorrad USA announced pricing and packages for new K1600B, the BMW bagger developed specifically with American riders and great open American roads in mind. The 2018 year model will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $19,995 (plus a $495 destination fee).
Largely based on the six-cylinder K1600GT and GTL tourer, the K1600B features a sloping rear 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, reduces the height of the passenger seat.
As with the 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. Available as options are Gear Shift Assist Pro, Reverse Assist, Hill Start Control, adaptive headlight, floorboards and more.
Like other BMW motorcycle models, buyers can enhance the K1600B with option packages that 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.