BMW K 1600 B – The way is the goal

BMW K 1600 B – The way is the goal

If you are looking for the “embodiment of elegance, power and luxury on two wheels” (sic! BMW), you will definitely find what you are looking for in the K 1600 B. Because the 2.47 meter long, 344 kg heavy Bagger style machine and Its large glass, large trunks and powerful exterior are a feast for the eyes and a powerful look.

Processing is also effective; the price alone – including extras around 39,000 euros – makes you swallow hard.

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BMW K 1600 B

Price: from € 30,750 plus taxes and fees; Test motorcycle price € 38,951 including, among other things, special equipment Grand America € 4011 and comfort package € 1328 Tax: € 472.30 annually Warranty: 2 years without mileage limit Service: according to service manual or computer on board.

Technical specifications:
Engine: liquid-cooled four-stroke in-line engine with direct injection, 1649 cm³, 118 kW/160 hp at 6750 rpm, maximum torque 180 Nm at 5250 rpm Transmission: six-speed: Speed Cardan speed: 162 km/h Chassis: main frame: die frame, rear frame: aluminum, steering angle 62.2°, front Duolever, single-sided aluminum rear swingarm, front/rear spring travel 115/125 mm, front disc brake 320 mm front , rear 320 mm single disc brake

Important data:
Control systems: ABS Seat height: 750 mm Overall length: 2470 mm Wheel base: 1618 mm Dead weight: 344 kg Gross weight: 560 kg Tank volume: 26.5 liters Front tires: 120/70 ZR17 07 58W 58W Rear ZR17 58W 58W Rear

But there is a good touring machine with a lot of equipment, from LED lights, cruise control, radio, footboards, keyless transport, smart emergency phone and a 10.25-inch digital screen, which can also be found in BMW’s series 5.

The modified, Euro-5 compliant engine is also a real pleasure, revving almost seamlessly with a displacement of 1.6 liters and a strong roar.

The unit can be easily shifted through the local area in sixth gear and revved up happily. The measured output of the inline six cylinder is still 160 horses; this is now already reached at a speed of 6750 revolutions.

In addition, technical innovations ensure an increase in maximum torque from 175 to 180 Newton meters. He is also thirsty: nothing goes below six liters. Since the 26.5 liter tank is perfect.

In any case, the BMW is gentle on the driver and passengers, has a soft cushion and provides a comfortable seat. However, the seating position is more suitable for tall people.

1600 B is not very flexible and can change. But that’s not his claim either: he’s completely committed to relaxed cruising.


The journey is the reward: this saying applies perfectly to the BMW K 1600 B.