2017 BMW K 1600 B first view

There must have been a positive reaction to BMW's Concept 101, because it's now entering production as the K 1600 B.

That 'B' suffix stands for 'bagger', a motorcycle style defined by a drop-shaped silhouette, a low ride height and, of course, a pair of saddle bags. The K 1600 B's rigid panniers are bolted on and they incorporate LED light clusters.

BMW K 1600 B (2017) Rear Side

Standard equipment includes a power-adjustable windscreen, heated handlebars and seats, cruise control, a xenon headlight, Dynamic Traction Control and the electrically-controlled Dynamic ESA suspension set-up that offers Road or Cruise modes.

Customers could still be tempted by numerous cost options, though. Among the available items are Hill Start Control, keyless ignition and, for clutchless gear changes, Shift Assistance Pro. Also on the list is reverse assist. This push-button device, which uses the starter motor, might be indispensable given the bike's unladen weight of 336 kg (740 lbs).

BMW K 1600 B (2017) Front Side

Powering the K 1600 B is a 1,649 cc, six-cylinder engine. EU4-compliant, it delivers 157 bhp (118 kW / 160 PS) and 175 Nm (129 lb/ft) of peak torque via a six-speed transmission.

UK pricing has yet to be announced.

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