BMW Motorrad India launched two new bikes in India at the India Bike Week 2017, Vagator, Goa. Along with the BMW R Nine T Racer priced at INR 17,30,000, the BMW K 1600 B was also launched at INR 29,00,000. The former is a cafe racer version of the popular BMW R Nine T while the later is a cruising motorcycle.
BMW R Nine T Racer – The bike’s design is inspired from the 70’s motorsports. Even though it has a retro look, the bike has all the innovative technology of customary BMW Motorrad quality. The bike is powered by a 1,170 cc, air-cooled, two cylinder boxer engine which is capable of delivering 110 bhp and 116 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gear box and has shaft drive. The braking system consists of twin 320mm discs at the front, gripped by 4-piston calipers at the front and a single 265mm disc, gripped by a dual piston calipers at the rear. Some notable features of the BMW R Nine T Races are Automatic Stability Control, standard ABS, optional ASC, half-shell fairing, steel tank, low-slung handlebar grips, backward footrests, adjustable seat height, spoked wheels and BMW Motorsports colour scheme. The bike measures 2,105 mm in length, 920 mm in width and 1,105 mm in height and has a 17 litre fuel tank. BMW R Nine T Racer will mainly compete against Triumph Thruxton R.
BMW K 1600 B – The B in its name speaks for its design; this cruiser motorcycle is designed to be a ‘Bagger’. The bike’s metallic storm colour and the massive size makes its presence hard to ignore. For the sole purpose of extra-ordinarily smooth long rides, the bike is powered by a 1,649 cc, six-cylinder, oil/water cooled engine that generates a power of 160 bhp @7,750 rpm and a peak torque of 175 Nm @5,250 rpm. The bike achieves 70% of the torque at mere 1,500 rpm which means that even slight movement of wrist can get the six-cylinder engine to work. The braking system consists of twin 320 mm discs at the front, gripped by 4-piston fixed calipers at the front and a single 320 mm disc, gripped by a dual piston calipers at the rear. The bike comes with features like 5.7-inch full colour TFT instrument console, standard dynamic ESA, heated grips, seat heating, cruise setting, Hill Start Control (HSC), dynamic traction control, front speakers, reverse assistant, keyless ride and much more. The ABS pro is offered as standard for all models. The bike measures 2,489 mm in length, 1,000 mm in width and 1,465 mm in height and has a huge 26.5 litre fuel tank.