BMW Motorrad has launched its K 1600 B bagger motorcycle and R nineT Racer sports motorcycle at the recently-concluded India Bike Week, at Rs 29 lakh and Rs 17.30 lakh, respectively. The BMW K 1600 B features a harmonious design with a stretched streamline-style silhouette, along with a flowing profile, while the R nineT Racer brings in design cues from legendary superbikes of the 1970s. Both motorcycles are available as Completely Built Units (CBU) across all BMW Motorrad dealerships around the country.
BMW K 1600 B
The BMW K 1600 B is powered by a 1,649 cc, in-line six-cylinder engine that delivers 160 hp of power at 7,750 rpm, and maximum torque of 175 Nm at 5,250 rpm. The motorcycle is offered with three riding modes - Rain, Road and Dynamic, to be able to adapt to road touring, riding on wet surfaces and sporty, dynamic riding. The traction control function is combined individually with each of the different modes and is fully harmonised with them to ensure maximum riding safety, the company explained.
BMW Motorrad noted that the design of the new BMW K 1600 B focuses on relaxed, luxurious travel on two wheels. The motorcycle comes with a dynamic windscreen that adds to the design, while providing for effective wind and weather protection, with the side sections of the wind deflectors being stretched further back. The relaxed seating position for the rider and passenger is a feature that contributes to the comfortable ride feel offered by the bagger, even over extremely long distances, BMW added. Additionally, the motorcycle is fitted with footboards to allow the rider to adopt a convenient ‘feet forward’ posture.
The BMW K 1600 B comes equipped with an instrument cluster that offers information for navigation, connectivity or entertainment. It has two circular instruments for the speedometer and tachometer display, in addition to information display on the 5.7-inch TFT colour screen. Elements of the integrated operating concept include the multi-controller and a menu guidance system.
Equipment on the bagger consist of Shift Assistant Pro for shifting gear up and down without clutch operation, additional LED fog light, central locking system and anti-theft alarm system. Safety Package comprises of adaptive headlight and daytime riding light, Hill-Start Control and Tyre Pressure Control. Touring equipment includes rear gear, audio system with GPS device, seat heating and anti-hoping clutch as standard.
BMW R nineT Racer
Meanwhile, the BMW R nineT Racer features a 1,170 cc, flat twin ‘boxer’ engine that produces maximum power of 110 hp at 7,750 rpm, with 116 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission, which is claimed to offer a highly-dynamic power delivery even at low speeds. The exhaust system has an electric servomotor and an acoustic valve for a sonorous boxer sound, the company said. In addition, the sporty riding character of the R nineT Racer is reflected in the suspension geometry, geared towards light-footed handling, neutral cornering response and high-level of directional stability.
The new BMW R nineT Racer takes inspiration for its design from 1970s motorsports, featuring a crouched, compact and elongated design. It comes with a short half-fairing, one-man hump seat, low-slung handlebars, high-set footrests and rider seat slightly raised at the rear. The frame of the motorcycle is finished in aluminium silver providing a contrast with the black drivetrain.
The multi-information display on a segmented screen provides most import facts such as time, active gear, remaining range, trip distance, service interval, average speed and fuel consumption. The motorcycle comes equipped with four-piston brake callipers at the front, along with floating brake discs with standard ABS. It also comes with Automatic Stability Control (ASC) as standard.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India, said setting new benchmarks in ride, comfort, safety and design quality, the new BMW K 1600 B redefines luxury and exclusivity in the touring segment. The new BMW R nineT Racer is an expression of a timeless motorcycling culture that celebrates pure riding, sportiness and yet stands apart in its designing and appeal, he added.
Each of the models tells its own story, and promises the motorcyclist an individual and unforgettable recreational experience, noted Dimitris Raptis, Head - Region Asia, China, Pacific, South Africa, BMW Motorrad. He said the BMW K 1600 B combines six-cylinder performance with outstanding ride comfort, as well as exclusive features dedicated to relaxed cruising on highways. Meanwhile, the BMW R nineT Racer is a new facet to the BMW Motorrad heritage world of experience, one that inspires nostalgia among enthusiasts to this day, added Raptis.