We’ve been watching updates on the new 2018 BMW K 1600 B bagger with greedy anticipation. A 1,649cc in-line six-cylinder making 160 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque? All the trick electronics and luxurious creature comforts of BMW’s top-of-the-line sport tourer? Sign us up.
One major lingering question was: how much will it cost? BMW has answered that, providing an expected MSRP of $19,995 (plus the standard $495 destination fee). Considering that the K 1600 GT starts at $21,995, the new bagger is even more tantalizing.
BMW has also released more details on the K 1600 B’s design and features. A new rear subframe creates a sloping, low and slender profile, and reduces the height of the passenger seat. The bagger comes standard with a host of features, including three riding modes (Rain, Road and Dynamic), Dynamic Traction Control, cornering-optimized integral ABS Pro, heated seats and hand grips, a power adjustable windshield, cruise control, a multifunction display with on-board computer and Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (D-ESA) with “Road” and “Cruise” damping modes.
Additional features are available in three packages:
- 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.
There is still no definitive word on when we might start to see them in dealerships.
I wonder if it will be available with a trunk and improved passenger seating. (It is a great engine.)
It’s already available. It’s called K1600 GT.
Was going to buy one bought the 1600 GT instead the rear seat and no top box turned me away and Inlove the GT
I hate top boxes. So ugly. This bike is beautiful
the cruiser crowd won’t buy it – too much power and not loud enough for them
I’ll keep my K16GT
Fantastic design. I’m going to buy it.
Nice Looking Bike! But get rid of those giant Chrome pipes and make them Black to match the rest of the bike.
I will post a link to pictures next week with the blacked out pipes. A local company here where I live is going to Ceramic coat them in Black for me after the break in period.
Very nice! I will buy it. I thing if i buy in Vietnam so i have to pay minimum 45k USD.
I think they did a pretty comprehensive job of ruining a decent looking bike myself. Am I the only one sick to my back teeth of this low and slammed look? I thought BMW would at least try to show some class. Apparently not….
Glad your not in charge at BMW, because of this bike I sold my Harley and just got one, I think a lot more harley riders are going to change over. at least one ones i ride with once they see it.
Totalled my 5 year 60k mile K1300S last fall. This is looking very appealing.
Have been following the bike since concept. Saw it in Daytona this year. Was kinda split on decision. Noticed a lot of things wrong but the biggest being the rear brake pedal was incredibly small. I couldn’t even hardly get my size 12 wide on it. Still looked a lot like a GT. The designers should have totally redesigned the frame to make an actual “bagger” instead of just cutting off the back half of a GT. The front wheel needs to be larger and so does the faring along with a taller windshield for people over 6 feet tall. Supposedly designed for the American market…not so much. Hopefully will have a lot of aftermarket things coming to make it my own. Still looking forward to seeing the showroom models. Still love the engineering of the power plant tho.
One bike to rule them all? I’ll buy it. It will replace my “Lloydz-enhanced” Victory Cross Country. So much for the comment about the “cruiser crowd”. LOL! But to be fair, I also ride a Ducati Monster.
Beautiful and functional. Love the lowered passenger riding position, my wife’s complaint on my RT. Inspiring!!