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2017 BMW K1600B - Coolness Factor = 56.2%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:47 am

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The new K 1600 B: emotion and fascination with 6 cylinders in the exclusive Bagger style...

The presentation of the “Concept 101” concept study as part of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in spring 2015 was an impressive new chapter for BMW Motorrad in the history of BMW Motorrad Concept Bikes. This BMW Motorrad interpretation of motorcycling on endless highways, the dream of freedom and independence and the embodiment of “Grand American Touring” now becomes reality in form of a series version of the new K 1600 B bagger.

As a high-performance, highly emotional and exclusive motorcycle, the new K 1600 B with the familiar 6-cylinder in-line engine and supreme 118 kW (160 hp) output, like the “Concept 101” study that preceded it, already embodies the motto of the “Spirit of the Open Road”. It is synonymous with elegance, power and luxury on two wheels and transforms every road, every tour and every moment into a particularly intense experience.

The characteristic streamlining with a low rear section and masculine colour scheme make for relaxed dynamic elegance.

In design terms, the new all-black (Blackstorm metallic / black for chassis parts and drivetrain) K 1600 B takes the form of a bagger, an exclusive custom bike type that is particularly popular in the USA. The characteristic properties of the bagger are its drop-shaped silhouette, whose highest point is the front fairing, the stretched drop-like silhouette in a “streamlining” style and the deep-set side cases with integrated US American style rear lights. New fully chrome-plated silencers run parallel to the road and are an organic fit for the visual appeal of the bagger.

Largely based on the technology used in the BMW 6-cylinder tourer K 1600 GT, the new K 1600 B implements its spectacular backward sloping linear design with a completely reconstructed rear section. This not only makes the bagger look particularly low-lying and slender, but also, thanks to the new rear frame, significantly reduces the height of the passenger seat.

Side cases with newly designed compartments and folding rear mudguard for easy dismantling of the wheel.

A re-design of the compartments in the side cases with slimmer covers and deeper body allows for particularly comfortable and effective loading of luggage. The rear mudguard has been designed to fold upward to make it easier to remove the rear wheel.

High visual impact and effective wind and weather protection.

The fairing of the new K 1600 B with its closely tailored dynamic windscreen makes the motorcycle look particularly powerful and impressive. For especially effective wind and weather protection, the side sections of the wind deflectors are stretched further back. Wind deflectors protect the rider's hands. The two mirrors also match the design concept, ensuring a particularly good view of the following traffic thanks to the large mirror surfaces with an aspherical element.

Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA with automatic damping adaptation as standard.

With the electronically controlled Dynamic ESA chassis and its “Road” and “Cruise” modes, the new K 1600 B combines riding comfort, stability and dynamic performance ensuring an incomparable riding experience. In the standard “Road” setting, damping adaptation is fully automated, offering the very highest level of comfort and ultimate traction on virtually all surfaces. In contrast, the new K 1600 B offers very gentle damping in “Cruise” damping mode, ensuing a very high level of comfort at low speeds.

New reverse assist feature for comfortable manoeuvring and Shift Assistant Pro for shifting up and down without activating the clutch.

The new K 1600 B is particularly easy to manoeuvre thanks to the reverse assist feature. This is activated conveniently at the press of a button on the left-hand handlebar panel. Pressing the starter button initiates movement.

The Shift Assistant Pro available as an option allows the rider to shift up and down without activating the clutch in a large number of cases.

Comfortable foot rests for a “feet forward” position and optional exclusive forged wheels for individualisation.

A wide range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories and options available ex works means that nothing is left to be desired in terms of the individualisation of the new K 1600 B. This includes the provision of comfortable foot rests for the passenger, while these elements can also be fitted to offer the rider a particularly relaxed “feet forward” position. Redesigned forged wheels with eleven double spokes each further enhance the exclusivity of the new K 1600 B.

An overview of highlights of the new BMW K 1600 B:
•6-cylinder in-line engine according to EU4 regulations with an output of 118 kW (160 hp) at 7 750 rpm and a maximum torque of 175 Nm at 5 250 rpm.
•Bagger design with eye-catching stretched streamline-style silhouette and low rear section.
•Low rear frame for reduced vehicle height, dropped passenger seat height (- 7 cm) and typical bagger look.
•Fixed side cases with a new compartment design, rear central cover and integrated light units in US-American styling.
•Chrome-plated parallel silencers with ribbed end caps.
•Folding rear mudguard for easy wheel removal.
•Effective wind and weather protection with wind deflectors stretched further back.
•Typical short bagger-style electrically adjustable windscreen.
•Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA with automatic damping adaptation and “Road” and “Cruise” damping modes as standard.
•Reverse assist for even simpler manoeuvrability as an optional equipment item ex works.
•Shift Assistant Pro for shifting up and down without clutch as an ex-works option.
•Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option for rapid assistance in the event of an accident or in emergency situations (only in European markets where ConnectedDrive is available).



2017 BMW K1600B - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
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Engine
Capacity cc 1649
Bore/stroke mm 72/67.5
Output kW/hp 118/160
at engine speed rpm 7 750
Torque Nm 175
at engine speed rpm 5 250
Type Series
No. of cylinders 6
Compression/fuel 12.2:1 / Premium unleaded (95 RON)
Valve control Bucket tappets
Valves per cylinder 4
Ø intake/outlet mm 29/24.8
Throttle valve diameter mm 52
Engine control BMS-X
Homologation standard EU4
Electrical system
Alternator W 700
Battery V/Ah 12/19
Headlight Xenon low-beam headlamp
Halogen high-beam headlamp
Starter kW 0.7
Power transmission - gearbox
Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch, hydraulically activated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6speed gearbox, helical cut
Primary ratio 1.617
Transmission ratios I 2.230
II 1.641
III 1.319
IV 1.101
V 0.926
VI 0.788
Rear wheel drive Bevel gear
Transmission ratio 2.75
Suspension
Frame construction type Aluminium bridge frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel control BMW Motorrad Duolever
Rear wheel control BMW Motorrad Paralever, central spring strut
Spring travel, front/rear mm 115/125
Wheel castor mm 106.4
Wheelbase mm 1618
Steering head angle ° 62.2
Brakes front Twin disc brake, Ø 320 mm, 4-piston fixed callipers
rear Single disc brake, Ø 320 mm, 2-piston floating calliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS (partial integral)
Traction control Optional BMW Motorrad DTC
Wheels Aluminium cast wheels
front 3.50 x 17"
rear 6.00 x 17"
Tires front 120/70 ZR 17
rear 190/55 ZR 17
Dimensions and weights
Total length mm 2324
Total width with/without mirrors mm 1000/980
Seat height (without rider) mm 780
Unladen weight according to DIN, road ready, fully fuelled kg 336
Permitted total weight kg 560
Fuel tank capacity l 26.5
Performance figures
Fuel consumption (WMTC) l/100 km 5.7
Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 3.2
Top speed km/h > 200



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Re: This Week: 2017 BMW K1600B - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:48 am

Another brand new model for 2017, this time from BMW!

With so much great information, photos and new models, sometimes, I think I spoil my members a little too much. :revv:

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Re: This Week: 2017 BMW K1600B - VOTE NOW

Unread post by ceemes » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:58 am

Me thinks BMW is trying to copy Triumph a wee bit here.....nice bike tho, so gave it a solid cool.
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Re: This Week: 2017 BMW K1600B - VOTE NOW

Unread post by snakedoctEr726 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:56 pm

Eh, uncool instead of fail only because of the outstanding 6 cylinder K4x engine. Objectively it will be an outstanding motorcycle. With the K1600GT/L there's almost zero felt vibration through the chassis, along with immense power. There aren't too many GT bikes out there that can cruise north of 150 mph without any drama. The 6 is an inherently smooth running engine and it really does build AND deliver an incredible amount of power when you wake it up. I have no doubt that the K1600B will be equally refined and an equally great ride.

Problem is, though, that it's not the bike BMW should be building with that engine. We already have the touring 6. Where's the roadster 6? The K1600R or K1600RS if you will. Instead of building a sorta-cruiser 6 that will in all likelihood go the way of the R1200C, why not keep the same frame and engine and awesome telelever/paralever suspension and strip off some weight and give us a 600lb sport tour bike (emphasis on sport) with 160hp and 135 ft lbs or torque?

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Re: This Week: 2017 BMW K1600B - VOTE NOW

Unread post by faded sun » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:10 pm

ceemes wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:58 am
Me thinks BMW is trying to copy Triumph a wee bit here.....nice bike tho, so gave it a solid cool.
I think it looks like a BMW F6B, but I'm a Honda rider and you are a Triumph rider so go figure. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

In any case BMW is moving in on the bagger market and that will only make the others look more reasonably priced than they do now. I do feel sorry for the guys who will buy one and then have to listen to all the cagers ask them what kind of Harley is that? Oh, the humanity! (or is that humility?)

It is a nice looking bike but that engine is a monster and there is no hiding that. Kind of spoils the bagger profile 'cuz you are expecting a big honking twin in there. Still, it only weighs about what my ST 1300 does so it will certainly have a lot of juice if that's what you are after.
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Re: This Week: 2017 BMW K1600B - VOTE NOW

Unread post by montanalifter » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:07 pm

I think It looks great. I was wondering if you could do the solo ride like it is and then put a trunk on back and take the wife on a trip. I am sure it is going to be a fair amount of money for a one up bike. I think it is awesome.

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Re: This Week: 2017 BMW K1600B - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:50 am

Uncool. I can't figure out who would buy this. If you think the engine's awesome, I think it's best utilized in either the K1600 GT or GTL (depends on where along the sport-touring spectrum you prefer). If you want a bagger, there are way better looking ones out there. It's okay to compromise function for looks, but in the case of this bike, turning the K1600 into a bagger (and possibly giving up ground clearance or lean angle) doesn't really turn it into a good looking bike.
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Re: This Week: 2017 BMW K1600B - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:55 am

snakedoctEr726 wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Problem is, though, that it's not the bike BMW should be building with that engine. We already have the touring 6. Where's the roadster 6? The K1600R or K1600RS if you will. Instead of building a sorta-cruiser 6 that will in all likelihood go the way of the R1200C, why not keep the same frame and engine and awesome telelever/paralever suspension and strip off some weight and give us a 600lb sport tour bike (emphasis on sport) with 160hp and 135 ft lbs or torque?
Exactamundo. Why didn't they make this bike?

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Re: This Week: 2017 BMW K1600B - VOTE NOW

Unread post by montanalifter » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:19 pm

Now that bike I bet they would have trouble making enough of. Looks great and probably could keep up with traffic.

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Re: This Week: 2017 BMW K1600B - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:35 am

I'm really split on this one, Cool or Uncool, and, for me, it ended up just a tad uncool.

BMW will sell lots of these, I'm sure, it's closer to what I think the public is starting to look for (the inline-6 with more nakedness sport touring), almost Honda Valkyrie like, but without the retroness. BMW has the K1600GT/GTL so the K1600B is more same-same, but a little "let's dip the toe in the water" different.

I really like what snakedoc said, in fact, it's so true on what I'm thinking as well that I'll use it in the end notes.
snakedoctEr726 wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Problem is, though, that it's not the bike BMW should be building with that engine. We already have the touring 6. Where's the roadster 6? The K1600R or K1600RS if you will. Instead of building a sorta-cruiser 6 that will in all likelihood go the way of the R1200C, why not keep the same frame and engine and awesome telelever/paralever suspension and strip off some weight and give us a 600lb sport tour bike (emphasis on sport) with 160hp and 135 ft lbs or torque?
Unfortunately, from what I've read and heard, the BMW Inline-6 isn't the most attractive engine (in it's current design) nor sounds like the CBX either. All that can be fixed, look at what Indian has done cosmetically to their engines! Absolutely the right direction to go.

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Re: This Week: 2017 BMW K1600B - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:59 am

2017 BMW K1600B - Coolness Factor = 56.2%
Featured: December 20th, 2016 - January 13th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54144
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... K1600B.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 BMW K1600B is:
Awesome (3 points) 7
Cool (2 points) 5+1
Uncool (1 point) 6
Fail (0 point) 4

Total votes: 23

= a Coolwall Factor of 56.5%

Notes: Put the blender on high and mix it up. That's the results of the 2017 BMW K1600B on this weeks Cool Wall, very mixed. Some love it, others hate it, some are confused why it's here in this form and not a naked version, and a few just think BMW has lost it's way. A BMW bagger with an inline-6? Could anyone predict that 10 years ago? With motorcycle manufacturers now struggling to stay alive (Victory fell last week, EBR fell (again) yesterday), May we live in interesting times!



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