The K 1600 B Bagger Is BMW’s Latest Straight-Six Motorcycle

Over the years, BMW has become synonymous with six-cylinder engines (introducing their first straight-six in 1933), so much so that even its Motorrad division started using this layout with the K series.

The new BMW K 1600 B bagger is the latest iteration of BMW’s straight-six motorcycle, and just like its predecessors, the bike uses a water cooled, transversely mounted 1,649 cc engine that produces 160 PS (158 hp).

BMW says the motorcycle embodies the “spirit of the open road” through its elegant and luxurious approach. In terms of design, and like its name suggest, the K 1600 B is a “bagger” (a cruiser), adopting the style and characteristics that go along with that particular class of motorbikes.

It features a streamlined body, a lower rear section with a drop-shaped silhouette, as well as side cases with integrated US style rear lights. Moreover, the bike’s fairing and dynamic windscreen offer wind and weather protection (plus it makes it look more aggressive), while a set of wind deflectors protect the rider’s hands.

BMW created the K 1600 B with long distance riding in mind, that’s why the Bavarian company implemented an electronic suspension system with automatic damping, a dynamic chassis tech, as well as comfortable footrests. BMW is also willing to offer a wide range of original BMW Motorrad Accessories and options, including redesigned forged wheels.


  • psiqtas

    Wow, they put 4-cylinder engines in most of their cars and a 6-cylinder in their motorcycles…that’s ridiculous!

  • Robin Hood

    I sold motorcycles for a while at a Triumph-Ducati-BMW dealer…so let me tell you how you can get a great deal on one of these. First you have to understand the “circle of motorcycle ownership”:

    – When you’re young you get a dirt bike
    – Then around 20 you get a crotch rocket because you want to go fast
    – At 25 you sell it because your wife says so
    – In your late 30s / early 40s you get a midlife crisis, your wife no longer cares, and you buy a Triumph Bonneville or Harley Sportster because crotch rockets hurt your back
    – in your 50s the kids have moved out and you want to ride to whatever destination is 2000 miles from where you live, so you get a 700-900lb touring bike like the one above
    – The following year you trade that heavy 2-wheeled boat anchor in on another Triump Bonneville because it’s too damned heavy and you laid it down 3 times while moving it around in your garage

    So, studying the Circle of Motorcycle Ownership, we can see that if you can wait a year and tolerate some scratches on the fairings and bags, then you can pick up a low mile example for half price.

    You’re welcome

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