2022 BMW K 1600 B / Grand America [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 BMW K 1600 B / Grand America
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The 2022 BMW K 1600 B / Grand America: A German Bagger?

BMW is the only European manufacturer to produce a large displacement luxury-focused touring motorcycle, the K 1600 series. Within the 2022 BMW lineup, there are 4 models of the K1600 and in the simplest terms the GT and GTL have a more European style, and the B and Grand America have, you guessed it, a more North American leaning style right down to an exclusive custom paint scheme.

BMW has revised the K 1600 engine to meet Euro 5 compliance, and in the process found a bit more torque along with a slightly lower peak RPM for the 160 hp. The silky-smooth inline 6 engine easily wins the power wars compared to all rivals.

A new 10.25-Inch Color-TFT display with connectivity and integrated map navigation, Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment with automatic load leveling), and 4 configurable favorite buttons hint at how loaded the standard machines actually come. Both new bikes also receive new LED adaptive headlamp as standard equipment, a useful safety feature that adapts to the bike’s lean angle and movement when accelerating or braking, effectively lighting up more of a curve.

The true nod to a more North American flavor of these bikes comes from the shape of the side cases. The swept look of the cases, and the optional floorboards are true bagger pieces of kit. The last critical it to mention is the Option 719 Midnight. BMW has applied a complex water transfer process for the first time in motorcycle series production and this paintwork makes every bike unique. Option 719 Midnight depicts an entire galaxy, certainly an otherworldly treatment for this motorcycle.

3 Color choices for the 2022 BMW K 1600 B / Grand America: Style Exclusive, Black Storm Metallic, and Option 719 Midnight.

The 2022 BMW K 1600 B starts at $22,545 USD / $29,700 CAD.

The 2022 BMW K 1600 Grand America starts at $27,745 USD / $34,330 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 BMW K 1600 B / Grand America in one place.

2022 BMW K 1600 B / Grand America


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price B: $22,545 USD / $$29,700 CAD
  • Price Grand America: $$27,745 USD / $34,330 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • 10.25-Inch Color-TFT display with connectivity and integrated map-navigation (by BMW Motorrad Connected App)
    • Dynamic traction control (DTC)
    • 3 Ride modes: Rain, Road and Dynamic
    • Engine brake control (MSR)
    • Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment with automatic load leveling)

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1649 cc In-line six-cylinder
  • Power: 160 hp (67 kW) at 6,750 rpm
  • Torque: 132.7 lbs-ft (158 Nm) at 5,250 rpm
  • Wet Weight: 809.1 lbs (367 kg)
  • Seat Height: 29.5 in. (750 mm)

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2022 BMW K 1600 B / Grand America


2022 BMW K 1600 B / Grand America Specifications

From BMW

ENGINE

Engine 1649cc, Oil/water-cooled, six-cylinder, four-stroke, in-line engine with four valves per cylinder
Engine Power 160 hp at 6,750 rpm
Bore x Stroke 72 mm x 67.5 mm
Compression Ratio 12.2 : 1
Fuel delivery Electronic intake pipe injection digital engine management system: BMS-O with throttle-by-wire
Starter Electric
Max Torque 132.7 lbs-ft at 5,250 rpm

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath
Transmission 6-speed, helical, gearbox
Drive Shaft drive

CHASSIS

Suspension Front BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Suspension Rear Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut
Brakes Front Dual disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brakes Rear Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, double-piston caliper
Tires Front 120/70 ZR 17
Tires Rear 190/55 ZR 17
Fuel Tank Capacity approx. 7 gal.
Color Exclusive, Black Storm Metallic, Option 719 Midnight

ELECTRICAL

Alternator Three-phase alternator with 700 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 16 Ah
Headlight
Tail Light LED Tail Light

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length 100.8”
Overall Width 39.4”
Overall Height 56.7” – 62.2”
Wheelbase 63.7”
Castor 4.2”
Seat Height 29.5”
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

809.1 lbs.

WARRANTY

Warranty
Extension

2022 BMW K 1600 B / Grand America


2022 BMW K 1600 B / Grand America Features

Audio system 2.0 with outstanding sound

Top entertainment as standard: provided by the sound, but also the intuitive operation and menu navigation. Regardless of whether you’re traveling alone or with a companion.

Six-cylinder engine

The smoothly running characteristics of the six-cylinder engine are legendary. Its revamped engine control unit now provides more power and an even more powerful appearance.

Practical top case

The top case features speakers to match the audio system 2.0 plus a USB-A charging socket and, of course, the backrest for your companion.

Integrated smartphone charging storage compartment

The splash-proof and specially ventilated charging storage compartment uses the USB-C port to supply your smartphone with power at all times.

Unique water transfer paintwork

Applied for the first time in motorcycle series production, this complex painting process underlines the exclusive character of the K 1600 Grand America.

Powerful headlights

New full-LED headlight with adaptive headlight provides unprecedented illumination. For more dynamic cornering and visibility.

Brilliant 10.25" TFT color display

Anyone who loves looking out into the world should not be satisfied with a smaller display: dive fully into your navigation and enjoy connectivity.

Configurable Favorites buttons

Have quick access to your favorite functions: the four buttons can be configured for your preferences.


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