BMW's K1600B to be Unveiled at Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Cleveland

The U.S. will get its first official in-person look at BMW's new K1600B Bagger in Ohio.

BMW K 1600 B Concept 101 Bagger
BMW's K1600B will make its public debut in the U.S. in Cleveland, Ohio. Designed with U.S. roads and riders in mind, the bagger-style motorcycle is based on BMW’s six-cylinder K1600 platform.Photo: BMW

BMW Motorrad's production prototype K1600B Bagger will make its U.S. debut to motorcycle enthusiasts at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. For the first time, show attendees will be able to view the production version of the Concept 101, a bagger-style motorcycle based on BMW's six-cylinder K1600 platform. BMW representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the K1600B, which was developed specifically with American riders and American roads in mind.

The new K1600B features a 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.

As with the K1600GT, the Bagger's 1,632 cc in-line six-cylinder engine reaches 160 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. The bike comes standard with three riding modes (Rain, Road, and Dynamic), Dynamic Traction Control, and Dynamic ESA with "Road" and "Cruise" damping modes. Shift Assist Pro, reverse assist, hill start control, adaptive turning lights and more, are all available as an option. Like all other BMWs, buyers can enhance the K 1600 B with BMW-specific packages.

Other BMW Motorcycles on display at the Cleveland Motorcycle Show include the new single-cylinder G310R — the first BMW roadster under 500 cc and the only BMW under $5,000 — and its off-road brother, the G310GS. Also presented will be several new iterations of BMW's retro-classic RnineT: the new BMW RnineT Scrambler, the BMW RnineT Pure, the BMW RnineT Racer, and the RnineT Urban G/S, which catapults elements of the legendary classic enduro BMW R80GS into the 21st century.