BMW Motorrad is offering demo rides its new K 1600 B Bagger at America’s most popular bagger destination: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.The Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer, which designed the K 1600 B for the American market, will have the Bagger and others like the popular R 1200 GS available for free demo rides at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads.
The bike will also be on display Tuesday, August 8, prior to the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at the free-access Buffalo Chip CrossRoads.At the BMW display, BMW representatives will be on hand to answer questions and assist with demo rides on a full line-up of Adventure, Touring, Heritage, Roadster, Urban Mobility models and Sportbikes, as well as the 2017 C evolution electric scooter.Also display will be the soon-to-be-released 2018 BMW G 310 R – BMW Motorrad’s new single-cylinder roadster.
BMW K 1600 B Bagger Demo Ride Info:
Date: Friday, August 4 through Saturday, August 12, 2017
Location: CrossRoads at Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip, SD 57785
Phone: (605) 347-9000
Learn more at Buffalo Chip CrossRoads.About the K 1600 Bagger:The K 1600 B is a close relative to the K 1600 GT and GTL, and features the 1649cc inline-6 cylinder that produces 160 horsepower at 7759 rpm and 129 ft/lbs of torque at 5250 rpm. The bike—a direct aim at the Honda Gold Wing F6B—was designed to appeal to the American bagger market, and is designed to be low and sleek.The BMW Bagger arrives standard with three riding modes (Rain, Road, and Dynamic), Dynamic Traction Control, cornering-optimized integral ABS Pro, heated seats and hand grips, power adjustable windshield, cruise control, multifunction display with on-board computer, and Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (D-ESA) with “Road” and “Cruise” damping modes.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.