BMW Motorrad will be unveiling the all-new K1600B, a bagger based on the BMW K 1600 GTL. The new BMW K 1600 B will join BMW Motorrad India's touring range, which currently offers the BMW K1600GTL and the BMW R 1200 RT. The K 1600 B gets a new rear section for a lower, stretched-out look and a shorter, electrically adjustable windscreen. The fairing and wind deflectors on the bike's front end are also updated. True to its bagger credentials, the K1600B has 37-litre storage capacity in the bike's panniers, with the right bag housing a USB and audio input.
The BMW K 1600 B is powered by an in-line six, 1649 cc engine which makes 160 bhp at 7750 rpm and 175 Nm of peak torque at 5250 rpm. The bike comes with three riding modes - Dynamic, Road and Rain, which adjust ABS, throttle response and traction control settings according to each individual setting. Dynamic offers the most aggressive throttle response and least intervention from ABS and traction control, while Rain provides the most relaxed throttle response, along with the most intrusive ABS and TC.
The BMW K 1600 B gets BMW's proprietary Duolever and Paralever suspension, and equipped with dual floating 320 mm front discs with four-piston calipers at the front, braking is more than adequate, complemented by a single 320 mm disc at the rear. The instrument console includes a standard 5.7-inch full colour TFT display, although navigation, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity may be offered as optional extras. So far, it's not clear if BMW will announce prices for the K 1600 B as well, but expected pricing should be in the region of ₹ 30 lakh (ex-showroom).