BMW Motorrad Australia has announced the updated range of K 1600 tourers will arrive in Australia early next year with surprising price reductions.
In the case of the GT, the drop in price is only $20, but for the B it is an astonishing $2634.
The K 1600 family Aussie prices for 2022 are:
K 1600 GT
K 1600 GT Sport
K 1600 GT Option 719
K 1600 GTL
K 1600 GTL *Elegance
K 1600 GTL Option 719
K 1600 B
K 1600 B Grand America
(*Note that the K 1600 GTL Elegance is now called Exclusive.)
The price reduction comes despite engine improvements, more torque, LED lighting and updated Dynamic ESA electronic suspension with fully automatic load compensation.
Chief among the updates is the six-cylinder engine which now meets current EU-5 regulations.
It also has BMS-O engine control, two knock sensors and two additional broadband lambda probes.
Power remains at 118kW (160 hp), although now at just 6750rpm, which is 1000rpm lower than before, while torque is up from 175Nm to 180Nm at 5250rpm.
It also features engine drag torque control (MSR) to reduce rear wheel slip when coasting or shifting down gears.
BMW Motorrad’s “next generation” Dynamic ESA on the new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America automatically adapts to the riding conditions, rider behaviour and load.
The new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America come standard with LED lighting and swivelling adaptive headlight to point into the curve at night.
These models also get standard 10.25-inch TFT colour display with integrated map navigation and connectivity.
All K 1600 models are fitted with the improved Audio System ECE and come in a variety of colour options, including Black Storm Metallic, Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red combination and special finishes Option 719 Mineral White Metallic and Option 719 Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic.
Aussie pricing (minus on-road costs) and specification: