That makes the seat height a low 780mm which is as low as the lowest optional seat available on the GT.
Footpegs have also been pushed forward just a little. They are hardly cruiser style or as far forward as the new Ducati XDiavel.
Meanwhile, the K 1600 B will come with the electronic reverse that has been added to all 2017 K 1600 models. This is activated conveniently at the press of a button on the left-hand handlebar panel. Pressing the starter button initiates movement like the Goldwing has had for years.
It also comes with a swag of electronic rider aids including electronic suspension with automatic damping adaptation, Shift Assistant Pro for clutchless up and down shifts, three riding modes, Dynamic Traction Control and Intelligent Emergency Call which dials emergency services in the event of a crash or emergency.
There is also an amazing array of optional extras available.