BMW K 1600 B LE - 2018 Specifications and Reviews

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Intresting Fact:
The B in the name stand for Bagger

About the BMW K 1600 B LE

Powered by a Euro 4 compliant 1649.00cc six cylinder inline engine, producing 158bhp at 7,750rpm and maximum torque at 5,250rpm.

Essentially the same bike as the BMW K1600GT but with fixed deep-set side cases fitted with integrated rear lights, shiny Chromed exhausts  and lower pillion seat (7cm lower vs the GT).

The electrically adjustable suspension has several modes: "Road" which automatically adjusts itself and "Cruise" which offers gentle damping for comfort at low speeds. 

Optional Extras include a quickshifter, rider/pillion comfort footrests, reverse gear, intelligent emergency call, audio connection, navigation system, crash bars, centre stand, lower seat, LED fog lights, cornering headlight and forged handlebars. There is also an optional reverse assist which gives you a reverse gear for easy manoeuvring, operated from the left bar.


  • SE: Keyless start, LED fog lights, tyre pressure monitoring, centre stand and hill start control
  • LE: SE plus audio system, reverse gear and dynamic traction control

  • General information

    ModelBMW K 1600 B LE

    Engine and Transmission Specifications

    Emission detailsClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
    Greenhouse gases132.2 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
    Fuel consumption5.70 litres/100 km (17.5 km/l or 41.27 mpg)
    ClutchMultiple-disc clutch in oil bath
    Transmission type,final driveShaft drive (cardan)
    Cooling systemLiquid
    Lubrication systemDry sump
    Fuel controlDouble Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)
    Fuel systemInjection. Electronic intake pipe injection
    Valves per cylinder4
    Bore x Stroke72.0 x 67.5 mm (2.8 x 2.7 inches)
    Torque175.00 Nm (17.8 kgf-m or 129.1 ft.lbs) @ 5520 Revolutions">RPM
    Power160.00 Horsepower">HP (116.8 Kilowatt">kW)) @ 7750 Revolutions">RPM
    Engine typeIn-line six, four-stroke
    Capacity:1649.00 ccm (100.62 cubic inches)

    Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

    Rear brakes diameter320 mm (12.6 inches)
    Rear brakesSingle disc. ABS. Two-piston calipers.
    Front brakes diameter320 mm (12.6 inches)
    Front brakesDouble disc. ABS. Four-piston calipers.
    Rear tyre190/55-ZR17
    Front tyre120/70-ZR17
    Rear wheel travel135 mm (5.3 inches)
    Rear SuspensionBMW Motorrad Paralever
    Front wheel travel125 mm (4.9 inches)
    Front SuspensionBMW Motorrad Duolever
    Trail108 mm (4.3 inches)
    Rake (fork angle)27.8°
    Frame typeBridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine

    Physical measures and capacities

    Reserve fuel capacity4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)
    Fuel capacity26.50 litres (7.00 gallons)
    Wheelbase1,720 mm (67.7 inches)
    Overall width1,000 mm (39.4 inches)
    Overall length2,489 mm (98.0 inches)
    Overall height1,465 mm (57.7 inches)
    Alternate seat height780 mm (30.7 inches) If adjustable, highest setting.
    Seat height750 mm (29.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
    Weight incl. oil, gas, etc336.0 kg (740.8 pounds)

    Other specs

    CommentsWindscreen. Dynamic Traction Control. Adaptive Headlight. Tyre Pressure Control. Audio System. Reverse Gear.
    Carrying capacitySaddle bags
    Color optionsBlack Storm Metallic

    Rider Reviews

    Total comments: 1

    MotorcycleDB Review

    The 2018 BMW K 1600 B LE is a powerful and luxurious touring motorcycle that offers a smooth and comfortable ride. With a powerful 1649cc engine, this bike is capable of delivering strong acceleration and impressive top speeds. The sleek and stylish design of the K 1600 B LE is complemented by its advanced technology, including a dynamic ESA electronic suspension system and a sophisticated navigation and communication system. Whether you're cruising down the highway or navigating through city streets, this motorcycle provides a level of comfort and performance that is unmatched. Overall, the 2018 BMW K 1600 B LE is a top-of-the-line touring motorcycle that is perfect for riders who demand power, comfort, and style. Its combination of advanced technology, smooth performance, and luxurious design make it a standout choice for anyone looking for a premium touring experience. With its powerful engine and advanced features, the K 1600 B LE is a motorcycle that is sure to impress even the most discerning riders.

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