The BMW Motorrad family of bikes is expanding its lineup with the addition of a new member: the 2019 BMW K 1600 B. Unlike many of the BMW motorcycles that are tuned for tight turns on the track and sporty responsiveness, the K 1600 B embodies the laid-back, travelling spirit of a bagger bike and its smooth, efficient driving style.
Driving and riding the K 1600 B
Built to glide along country lanes on sightseeing road trips, the 2019 K 1600 B sits low and back — a comfortable position for long rides. The 29.5-inch seat height, low rear framework, wide footrest plates and curved tubular handlebars make this bike one that forms to the operator’s natural seating position.
The motorcycle bears a 1,649-cc capacity six-cylinder in-line engine that outputs a potential 160 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque, but it’s tuned so that even at lower RPM levels, notable torque and acceleration levels can be achieved.
A number of tools enhance operation of the K 1600 B, including ride-by-wire with three modes (Rain, Road and Dynamic), automatically adjusting Dynamic ESA, and button-controlled Reverse Assist function.
Sporting a care-free style
Visually, the K 1600 B bears a striking silhouette, flaunting such design highlights as the low-angle chopped windscreen, prominent mufflers and chrome accents. The K 1600 B offers two body paint options: Black Storm Metallic, which matches the charcoal cladding on the bike, or Imperial Blue Metallic, which gives the model a sophisticated splash of color.
Several tools are at your fingertips to provide an enjoyable riding experience that extends past the scenery. The standard heated seats and multifunction display are essentials, while the available audio system with satellite radio and Bluetooth® engages your ears with a crisp soundtrack to your journey.
If you’re planning a long-distance ride in 2019 or simply want a motorcycle with a smooth, comfortable experience, check out the K 1600 B by BMW.
This article is presented by New Century BMW Motorcycles in Alhambra, California.