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BMW K 1600 Overview
BMW K 1600 model comes with a unique combination of top-level comfort along with intelligence and high-speed features. Sporting some of the exciting features like active electronic suspension, a new reverse gear, adaptive headlights, and a central locking system, the BMW K 1600 motorbike is all expected to set the roads on high spirits. The flagship model by the leading bike manufacturing company, the BMW K 1600 is a touring bike and adds a great level of flair to the line-up of adventure bikes in India.
BMW K 1600 Engine & Transmission
The BMW K 1600 features a high-tech engine with in-line, 6 cylinder 1649 cc engine. The engine of the bike is capable of churning out around 160 BHP of power at 7750 rpm along with a peak torque of 175 Nm at 5250 rpm. The engine of the bike has been mated to a 6-speed transmission gearbox.
BMW K 1600 Braking & Safety
Though the bike manufacturing giant has not made major changes to the aluminum beam frame of the bike, the suspension of the same has been updated to the latest version of the Dynamic ESA semi-active system of the BMW bikes. This feature tends to optimize the damping levels in an automatic manner. the riders can also switch easily between the softer version “road” to the firmer “dynamic” settings of the bike through its click-wheel option on the left bar of the bike. The bike makes use of the BMW’s proprietary Paralever and Duolever suspensions. The braking performance is derived from the dual floating 320 mm front discs along with 4 piston calipers and a single 320 mm rear disc.
BMW K 1600 Competitors
One of the strongest rivals in its series is the Honda GL 1800 Goldwing model.
BMW K 1600 Mileage
The BMW K 1600 bike features a mileage of 15.00 kmpl with an overall fuel capacity of 26.5 Litres which is well-suited for long-distance touring plans. On a visual level, you can identify the BMW K 1600 motorbike with its lack of pillion “chair” or the top box. The bike offers a highly sporty look through is the placement of handlebars some inches further forward and through the movement of the footpegs around 2 inches backward and upward from the rear end. The 2017 update to the bike has been the addition of a reverse gear which makes backing up of this 300 kg beast slightly easier.
BMW K 1600 Performance and Handling
The bike offers three riding modes in the given offer. The cruise control of the bike is standard with features like heated grips, xenon headlamp, multi-controller, and seat heating. The BMW K 1600 is the one bike that would be taking corners a little faster and with an enhanced lean. The bike has been built on a bridge-type framing which is made of cast aluminum. Though quite big in built, the bike weighs reasonably at 350 kg which offers the bikers a comfortable riding & handling experience.
BMW K 1600 What we think
BMW India will be releasing the BMW 1600 K bike model as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) in India with a complete range of high-end features.