One of the most looked forward launch in the recent IBW, the BMW K 1600 B and R nineT Racer were impressive, reports Abdulla Khan
BMW Motorrad made a roaring entry at the fifth edition of India Bike Week (IBW) held at Hilltop, Vagator by launching two iconic models- the K 1600 B and the R nineT Racer.
The new BMW K 1600 B or the ‘Bagger’ is the motorcycle for those who enjoy the journey more than the destination. With extraordinary running smoothness and impressive power development, it makes every ride comfortable no matter how long it is. The bike becomes one with the road in the typical Bagger silhouette: the chopped windscreen and the striking rear ensure an unmistakable appearance. Behind its good looks are a great deal of innovative technology and a high level of comfort. The K 1600 B is priced at Rs 29 lakhs and comes in with an eye catching design and a flowing profile.
Meanwhile, the new BMW R nineT Racer is a unique combination of classic identity with sporty performance and innovative technology, in customary Motorrad quality.
President, BMW Group India, Vikram Pawah, said, “What we have created with the nineT Racer is a masterpiece. It is an expression of a timeless motorcycling culture that celebrates pure riding, sportiness and yet absolutely stands apart in its designing and appeal. Deriving its charm from the past, it delivers sheer riding pleasure of today. Crouched behind the striking half fairing, both hands tight on the low-slung handlebar grips, you can feel the powerful boxer work; you hear its unmistakable roar. And you already know; only a strong character can hold the racing line.”
Head of Region Asia, China, Pacific, South Africa, BMW Motorrad, Dimitris Raptis, said, “For a lot of motorcycle fans, less is very often more – which is why they opt for ‘pure motorcycling’ and the kind of motorbike that authentically embodies this approach. The R nineT Racer is another exciting new facet to the Motorrad heritage world of experience, one that inspires nostalgia among enthusiasts to this day.”
The R nineT Racer is available for ordering across all Motorrad dealerships as a CBU (Completely built-up) at an ex-showroom price of Rs 17.3 lakh.