K 1600 B
*from R348 100.00
*Price inclusive of options.
* Prices are Inclusive of 15% VAT. All prices, availability and specification are subject to change without notice by BMW Motorrad South Africa.
The BMW K 1600 B.
You're hungry for asphalt. For every mile. For new horizons. Then the Bagger is the motorcycle for your journey. With 6 cylinders, an extraordinary running smoothness and its impressive power development, it leaves no doubts – the journey begins now. The bike and you become one with the road in the typical Bagger silhouette: the chopped windscreen and the striking rear ensure an unmistakeable appearance. Behind its good looks is a great deal of innovative technology and a high level of comfort. Because those riding a Bagger casually enjoy the wind on their face. Cruising is part of the standard equipment here. So get going and enjoy the wind on your face – with the K 1600 B.
The Design of the K 1600 B
Unmistakeably Bagger. Unmistakeably different.
6-cylinder in-line engine
No distance is too far.
No distance is too far.
The 6-cylinder in-line engine ensures the desired dynamics with its unmatched running smoothness and power development. On tour with your boys, you will enter every bend dynamically and with agility. Its maximum torque of 175 Nm and 118 kW (160 HP) develop an incomparable and effortless push force. And 70% of the torque is already achieved at 1500 rpm. This means even the smallest movement of your wrist makes you feel the K 1600 B's acceleration in an impressive way. After having arrived at your destination, the reverse assistant ensures effortless manoeuvring. By choosing Keyless Ride you add another technical highlight that perfectly rounds off the overall package.
EXPERIENCE THE SOUND OF THE K 1600 B
The Highlights of the K 1600 B
Endless riding pleasure.
Endless riding pleasure.
Whoever sits atop the Bagger will want to ride on. Thanks to the high level of comfort of this special bike, the riding time is unlimited. Because the standard dynamic ESA ensures optimum handling and riding dynamics. In addition, the "DYNAMIC" setting ensures soft damping comfort. The Bagger-typical footboards ensure relaxed posture and pure riding pleasure. With additional, more extensive optional accessories like the front speakers, Hill Start Control (HSC), pro shift assistant or additional storage compartments, you can improve the comfort in a fully customised way. With a relaxed posture and an unmistakeable presence, you are guaranteed to draw looks from your co-riders.
"Intelligent emergency call": the quick response in case of an accident and in emergency situations thanks to the ECALL system from BMW Motorrad.
The good feeling is always along for the ride.
BMW Motorrad is the first manufacturer to provide the "intelligent emergency call" ex works: a system fitted firmly on the handlebar, which in case of emergency can independently and automatically trigger the rescue chain and in so doing facilitate faster aid from the emergency services. The "intelligent emergency call" automatically becomes active following a light to heavy accident. But the rider can also manually trigger an emergency call at the push of a button, if for instance he/she has observed an accident. After activating the system, either automatically or manually, the GPS data of the location and the direction of travel of the motorcycle is sent via mobile phone connection to a BMW call centre. From here, the rescue chain is activated. For fast, precise help. And a great feeling on every tour.
Dynamic ESA: unevenness ironed flat.
For the best road contact.
The standard Dynamic ESA once again significantly increases the first-class riding comfort of the K 1600 GTL. It ensures the best traction, safety and the highest level of comfort: dynamic ESA controls the suspension depending on the driving condition and riding manoeuvres by automatically adjusting to the detected conditions. In doing so, it ensures significantly improved contact between road and tyre, even when in a lean. Enabling riding characteristics which are always stable and an added boost in comfort and safety – especially on those long tours.
Reverse assistant: effortlessly manoeuvring and getting out of parking spaces.
Steep paths and narrow space conditions at popular look-out points or parking spots are no issue with the convenient torque control assist (TCA). Leaving you with only a smile for parking and manoeuvring. Activate the reverse assist by putting the bike into neutral and activating the assist function using the button on the left handlebar. As soon as the R is shown on the display and started by pressing it, you can glide out of your parking space with ease and get going on to your next destination with ample momentum.
It's not about where you come from. It's about where you go.
There's always something magical about leaving the past behind, to change your life, or simply see something new. Those who take long motorcycle trips gain new perspectives, see new things and learn about themselves and the world around them. Biker, author, and globetrotter Andreas (Andy) Salazar is no exception. He often sets out on his motorcycle to discover new paths and to give his life that crucial drive. Over the years he has learned that it is important to keep reinventing yourself. To find out what he means by saying all of this, we joined him on his tour of the western USA with the new K 1600 B. What we learned: "It’s not about where you came from, but where you’re going next."