A Bavarian Bagger: The 2021 BMW K 1600 B
The 2021 BMW K 1600 B is a European-made long-distance touring motorcycle from BMW Motorrad. Unlike the other touring heavyweights in the 2021 BMW line-up, such as the K 1600 Grand America, K 1600 GT, or K 1600 GTL, the K 1600 B has a touch of sport in its DNA that promises exciting thrills along with touring practicality.
Driven by BMW’s large and powerful 1,649 cc six-cylinder engine, the K 1600 B produces an impressive 160 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque. That power is delivered to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox and kept under control with Dynamic Traction Control, Cruise Control, and ABS.
Premium features for the K 1600 B include Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment, Reverse Assist, and Hill Start Control. Other impressive features include a multi-function controller, a xenon headlight, and a heated seat. Bag-integrated LED indicators and brake lights, footrest plates, and a chopped windscreen come as standard.
For 2021, the K 1600 B is available in three color options: Hockenheim Silver Metallic, Mars Red Metallic, and Black Storm Metallic.
The 2021 BMW K 1600 B starts at $23,195 USD / $29,100 CAD.
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- Price: $23,195 USD / $29,100 CAD
- Key Features:
- Powerful six-cylinder inline engine
- Dynamic ESA: unevenness ironed flat.
- Reverse Assist: effortlessly maneuvering and backing out of parking spaces.
- Engine: 1,649 cc oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine
- Power: 160 HP
- Torque: 129 lbs-ft
- Wet Weight: 741 lbs (336 kg)
- Seat Height: 29.5 in (750 mm)
- Honda Gold Wing
- Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
- Indian Challenger
2021 BMW K 1600 B Specifications
|Engine||1,649 cc oil-/watercooled 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine|
|Engine Power||160 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||72 mm x 67.5 mm|
|Compression Ratio||12.2 : 1|
|Fuel delivery||Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system|
|Max Torque||129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm|
|Clutch||Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath|
|Transmission||Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears|
|Drive||Shaft drive 2.75:1|
|Suspension Front||BMW Duolever; central spring strut|
|Suspension Rear||BMW Paralever|
|Brakes Front||Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, dual-piston floating caliper|
|Tires Front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tires Rear||190/55 ZR 17|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||7.0 gal (26.5 l)|
|Color||Mars red metallic|
|Alternator||Three-phase 700 W alternator|
|Battery||12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Overall Length||97.3” (2,470 mm)|
|Overall Width||39.4″ (1,000 mm)|
|Overall Height||51.2” (1,300 mm)|
|Wheelbase||63.7” (1,618 mm)|
|Castor||4.5” / 4.9” (115 mm / 125 mm)|
|Seat Height||High Seat: 30.7″, Standard Seat: 29.5″|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||
741 lbs (336 kg)
2021 BMW K 1600 B Features
Six-cylinder in-line engine.
An extraordinary running smoothness with 1,649 cc capacity, while 70% of the peak torque is already achieved at 1,500 rpm.
High-quality chrome parts ensure elegance and visible luxury.
LED indicators and brake lights integrated into the cases.
The striking rear underlines the streamlined silhouette of the bagger.
Cruise in bagger style.
Ensures effortless maneuvering.
Low seat for more comfort.
The height of the low seat is comfortable and easier to access at the same time.
The redesigned footrest plates ensure comfortable support.
The new windscreen allows for both a greater presence and wind protection.