'B' is for BMW's Bagger - 'D' is for Daytona Bike Week

Proving its roadworthiness, BMW Motorrad’s first ever bagger rides from Cleveland Ohio to the sunny beaches of Daytona Beach for the upcoming rally.

BMW Motorrad’s K 1600 B Bagger made its North American debut at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show which took place in Cleveland, Ohio back in January. Being one of the larger events in the country, many more bikers at Daytona Bike Week will lay eyes on the German manufacturer’s first attempt at a truly American take on the humble motorcycle.

The production version of the Concept 101, the bagger-style motorcycle is largely based on the technology used in the BMW 6-cylinder tourer K 1600 GT. The new K 1600 B features a spectacular backward sloping linear design with a completely reconstructed rear section. This not only makes the bagger look particularly low-lying and slender, but also, thanks to the new rear frame, significantly reduces the height of the passenger seat.

This latest addition will be found among other models from BMW Motorrad at its dealership, BMW Motorcycles of Daytona, located on East Fairview Avenue. On hand will be corporate and local experts to walk and talk riders through this new road for the German motorcycle manufacturer. They will sure to point out, the K 1600 B was developed specifically with American riders and American roads in mind.

If riding a motorcycle at some point wasn’t in the cards for rally-goers, we would actually suggest some sort of drinking game using the phrases ‘American riders’ and ‘American roads’, both sure to be heard often. Clutch and Chrome has more on the K 1600 B here.

Also on display at the BMW Motorcycles of Daytona will be BMW Motorrad’s new single-cylinder G 310 R, the first BMW roadster under 500 cc and an MSRP of $4,750 taking the company firmly into the realm of the latest biker trend, affordable riding.

One cylinder, lightweight, powerful dynamic performance, the BMW G 310 R embodies the pure essence of a BMW roadster, with the manufacturer promising ‘it has neither too little nor too much of anything’.

‘Pragmatic in the best sense of the word, it offers precisely what is needed,’ BMW Motorrad notes, ‘for dynamic performance and comfort, both in town and out in the country.’

Just days away, the official poster has been released for Daytona Bike Week, runs this year from Friday March 10th through March 19th.

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