When you feel your soul stir, aching for the open road what are your options? Well, there’s camping, or taking the car out for a weekend road trip. However, there may be a better option available, and that’s the precision built 2022 BMW K 1600 B. For what it’s worth, don’t settle for second best when it comes to selecting the tourer of your dreams. The BMW 1600 B is specifically built to hug the road securely for hours on end while providing you with a comfortable, satisfying ride. Years of meticulous research and development sets the stage for excellence with this tourer from BMW. No stone was left unturned when it came time to craft this masterwork and bring it to the showroom floor. This is no “pack your lunch for an afternoon in the boonies” type of ride. No indeed, this bike is a finely tuned motor beast with a 7 gallon fuel tank that knows just how to treat you right each and every time.
The Feature Rich BMW K 1600 B Makes its Mark for 2022
The new 2022 BMW K 1600 B design comes stacked full of new features designed to transform your ride into a high performance cruise. New features include a 10.25 inch color TFT display, adaptive headlight, all-new LED lighting and your choice of some awe-inspiring style packages. To add to that, know that BMW gives you the option to build your own, so to speak.To get the ball rolling, the K series by BMW is powered by an inline-6, 1649cc engine that hits a top speed of 124 mph at a base starting price of $22,545, There’s just one more thing, if you haven’t hopped on board of a BMW K series bagger recently, then you’re in for quite a surprise, as the 2022 BMW K 1600 B is the first major revamp the model has undergone since 2017, Now that you know, it just may be time to check out this 758 pound tourer for yourself.
Revamped and Road Ready
The revamped 160 hp, 6-cylinder, in-line engine comes with a BMS-O engine control. Also in place are 2 knock sensors for an improved ride, 4 lambda probes and an increase in torque to 132 ft-lbs at 5250 rpm improves accelerating speed. Maximum speed for the 2022 BMW 1600 B is 124 mph, compression ratio is 12:2:1 and the gearbox is a constant-mesh, 6 speed. Finishing off the engine specs gives us the multi-disc clutch, and DOHC, 4vpc valvetrain. Those of you who travel along roads with inclines will be pleased to know that a rise in altitude doesn’t appear to wind this bagger, keeping your ride smooth and uneventful.
The frame is crafted from high quality die case aluminum with an accompanying extruded aluminum subframe. Thanks in part to the BMW Motorrad Duolever suspension for the front and BMW Motorrad Paralever in the rear, you can expect an effortless ride without much bump. Superior stopping power comes from the 320mm front floating discs, and 320mm disc with dual piston floating caliper in the back and of course, the cornering-aware ABS. Cruising comfort is secured as you enjoy the ride in a laid back windsock position. Riding comfort is further enhanced by a short-rise handlebar, heated seat and heated grips. Last but not least, the Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment and Dynamic Traction Control feature ensures that your ride is a pleasant and enjoyable one. One of the first things you’ll notice when you take your inaugural ride is the ease of steering and creamy smooth maneuverability of the 2022 BMW K 1600 B. The contemporary designed mirrors are wide enough to give you a good view of the back. The left side of the handlebars holds the multi-functional scroll wheel that you’ll use to move through your menu choices. Whereas the left hosts the cruise control, turn signals and spotlight button. On the right hand side you’ve got access to your 3 riding modes Rain road, and dynamic. Finally, you are on a bagger after all, so you’ll soon appreciate the 17 gallons of secure storage space for you to pack up some sustenance for your ride.
The new 10.25 inch, high-visibility color TFT display with ConnectedRide Navigation and connectivity mean that you’ve no need for a standalone navigation system. The windshield moves up or down at the touch of a button, and comes with strategically placed vents while it protects both rider and display from the elements. The expansive, easy to read TFT display performs its monitoring and infotainment duties well as you enjoy your favorite tunes via the new audio system 2.0. The 10.25 inch display offers full HD resolution along with a tough, resilient, anti-glare and fingerprint resistant glass cover. Other features include a smartphone compartment, USB-A charging station, tire pressure and cruise control. The smartphone compartment is located above the TFT display and is built to offer your smartphone a secure resting place when not in use. If your phone is in the compartment and you switch off your bike, the compartment locks securely n place, protecting your phone from thieves and the elements. To get more out of your display, you’ve the option to use the split screen mode. If all that weren’t enough, the display also comes complete with two hidden antennas, one for your helmet and the other for your smartphone.
Illuminate Your Ride
We already mentioned the lighting, and it’s pretty inspiring. For instance, you get new LED lighting as well as an adaptive headlight for the front of the bike. For those who don’t know, an adaptive headlight adapts to the movement of the bike. In other words, when you lean in a certain direction, the adaptive headlight follows that movement, so it curves with the bike, lighting the path before you. Trust us, the lighting setup will illuminate your night-time journey to sheer perfection. But that’s not all, you also get some nice lighting functions. First, a “welcome” light function is activated when you turn on the ignition. Here, both front and tail lights illuminate for a bit then softly fade out. Consequently, the “goodbye” lighting function goes into effect when you switch off the ignition, leaving you with a front and rear lights bidding you farewell. Finally, there’s the “follow me home” function. When done with riding you can press the high beam button which will illuminate the walking path before you for a bit as you enter your home. Finally, you have the option to purchase floorboard lighting.
The 2022 BMW K 1600 B is a comfortable, low-maintenance, agile, easy to handle bike. Built for the road, this high performance tourer provides you with a comfortable seat, pleasant riding position and legendary BMW craftsmanship, all wrapped up into one uncompromising bundle. If you’re looking for a bike that won’t betray your belief in it, the 2022 BMW K 1600 B is the one to go for. So, let the 2022 BMW K 1600 B rev up your soul, get the nitro in your veins pumped, because what lies before you are plenty of wide open spaces just waiting to be experienced. In the meantime, it can’t hurt to pay a visit to your local BMW dealership and try out one K Series models for a test drive.
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