We’ve been watching updates on the new 2018 BMW K 1600 B bagger with greedy anticipation. A 1,649cc in-line six-cylinder making 160 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque? All the trick electronics and luxurious creature comforts of BMW’s top-of-the-line sport tourer? Sign us up.

One major lingering question was: how much will it cost? BMW has answered that, providing an expected MSRP of $19,995 (plus the standard $495 destination fee). Considering that the K 1600 GT starts at $21,995, the new bagger is even more tantalizing.

BMW has also released more details on the K 1600 B’s design and features. A new rear subframe creates a sloping, low and slender profile, and reduces the height of the passenger seat. The bagger comes standard with a host of features, including three riding modes (Rain, Road and Dynamic), Dynamic Traction Control, cornering-optimized integral ABS Pro, heated seats and hand grips, a power adjustable windshield, cruise control, a multifunction display with on-board computer and Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (D-ESA) with “Road” and “Cruise” damping modes.

Additional features are available in three packages:

  • Safety Package – Adaptive headlight, tire pressure monitor (TPM) and Hill Start Control
  • Comfort package – Gear Shift Assist Pro, central locking system, anti-theft alarm, Keyless Ride and LED auxiliary lights
  • Touring Package – Reverse assist, GPS preparation, and audio system with radio, Sirius XM and Bluetooth.

There is still no definitive word on when we might start to see them in dealerships.

2018 BMW K 1600 B Bagger
2018 BMW K 1600 B Bagger

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