BMW Updates 2023 Okay 1600 Baggers, R nineT, and R 18 Fashions



BMW kicks off the 2023 model year with a few subtle “option” swaps to its K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America models. No real changes though.

BMW kicks off the 2023 mannequin 12 months with a couple of delicate “possibility” swaps to its Okay 1600 B and Okay 1600 Grand America fashions. No actual modifications although. (BMW Motorrad/)

BMW Motorrad USA has not too long ago introduced updates and modifications for its mannequin 12 months 2023 cruisers, baggers, and requirements. Packages and ordering have been simplified, with one complete tools bundle obtainable for many fashions. Those we cowl listed here are the R nineT requirements, Okay 1600 baggers, and R 18 cruiser fashions. For essentially the most half there aren’t any mechanical modifications or large styling revisions to the aforementioned returning fashions; these are all being given a easy “daring new graphics” therapy in what BMW calls “mannequin upkeep measures for mannequin 12 months 2023.”

The base R nineT reduces its price for 2023 and adds several new features as standard, but is otherwise unchanged. Option 719 Aluminum Matte shown.

The bottom R nineT reduces its value for 2023 and provides a number of new options as commonplace, however is in any other case unchanged. Choice 719 Aluminum Matte proven. (BMW Motorrad/)

R nineT: $15,945 (base)

The R nineT base mannequin receives no actual tools modifications, although it does see some added options, and its MSRP of $15,945 is definitely a few bucks cheaper than final 12 months. Your complete vary obtained main updates in 2021, together with revised cylinder heads, so there aren’t any modifications to the 1,179cc air/liquid-cooled boxer twin this trip, with a six-speed transmission and shaft last drive nonetheless pushing a claimed 109 hp to the rear. Many of the colour choices carry over from 2022, with Choice 719 Aluminum Matte, Choice 719 Evening Black/Aluminum Matte, and Black Storm Metallic all remaining on the listing. Choice 719 Mineral White Metallic/Aurum is now not obtainable.

The excellent news is that every one US R nineT fashions robotically add the Choose Bundle for 2023. That features Journey Modes Professional, heated grips, cruise management, an adaptive headlight, engine-brake management, and traction management. When you think about the truth that the bike’s MSRP is nearly unchanged from 2022, it’s a pleasant carrot (though on BMW’s US web site, it’s nonetheless listed as a $1000 possibility).

BMW does additionally provide different choices for the bottom R nineT, together with an aluminum gas tank (with or with out sanded welds), Choice 719 wheels (Traditional and Sport), and billet packs.

Associated: 2022 BMW Okay 1600 B and Grand America First Look

The 2023 R nineT Pure also returns unchanged and is still the lowest priced in the R nineT series. Here it is in Option 719 Underground/Light White.

The 2023 R nineT Pure additionally returns unchanged and remains to be the bottom priced within the R nineT sequence. Right here it’s in Choice 719 Underground/Mild White. (BMW Motor/)

R nineT Pure: $10,995 (base)

Should you’re on the lookout for the bottom priced bike within the R nineT sequence, the Pure is it, ringing in at a base value of simply $10,995 for 2023 (and likewise unchanged from the 2022 mannequin 12 months). For that you simply get much less subtle suspension, fewer bells and whistles, and no added Choose Bundle as on the opposite R nineT bikes, however as an entrée into BMW’s standard Heritage sequence, you can do worse.

There are additionally no tools modifications to the Pure for 2023, however a number of the colour choices have modified. For instance, Mineral Grey remains to be obtainable however Teal Blue Metallic Matte is gone, as is Blackstorm Metallic/Racing Purple. Nevertheless, two new choices make an look this 12 months, with Choice 719 Underground/Mild White and Choice 719 Pollux Metallic/Mild White supplied as selections.

Different obtainable choices embody spoked wheels, an adjunct Design Choice muffler, low suspension, and heated grips.

The R nineT Scrambler adds the Select Package for US models in 2023. Here’s the new Manhattan Metallic Matte color with a brown seat.

The R nineT Scrambler provides the Choose Bundle for US fashions in 2023. Right here’s the brand new Manhattan Metallic Matte colour with a brown seat. (BMW Motorrad/)

R nineT Scrambler: $12,995 (base)

For 2023 the R nineT Scrambler additionally returns to the road in the identical type as final 12 months’s mannequin, however it will get a $500 value lower and provides the beforehand talked about Choose Bundle. As a refresher, that bundle provides Journey Modes Professional, heated grips, cruise management, an adaptive headlight, engine-brake management, and traction management. Not a nasty improve.

The colour modifications embody a swap of Manhattan Metallic Matte in for Kalamata Metallic Matte; Choice 719 Underground/Mild White to interchange Blackstorm Metallic/Racing Purple; and Choice 719 Pollux Metallic/Mild White within the place of Cosmic Blue Metallic/Mild White. The Granite Grey Metallic colour possibility is unchanged.

Should you’re trying so as to add extra choices, you may select from low suspension, spoked wheels (solely with low suspension), Design Choice gold wheels (not with low suspension), black spoked wheels (not with low suspension), off-road tires, a brown seat, and billet packs.

The R nineT Scrambler in Option 719 Pollux Metallic.

The R nineT Scrambler in Choice 719 Pollux Metallic. (BMW Motorrad/)

R nineT City G/S: $12,995

Just like the Scrambler, the 2023 R nineT City G/S additionally cuts its MSRP by $500 and carries over to the brand new mannequin 12 months unchanged mechanically. It will get the Choose Bundle, which provides Journey Modes Professional, heated grips, cruise management, an adaptive headlight, engine-brake management, and traction management. Plus, new colour choices, Mild White and Imperial Blue Metallic, are added to the palette.

Further choices embody a Design Choice muffler, Design Choice gold spoke wheels, black spoke wheels, chrome header pipe, off-road tires, low seat, and billet packs.

The 2023 BMW K 1600 B is unchanged this year, though it does add Keyless Ride as a standard feature. Here it is in Manhattan Metallic Matte.

The 2023 BMW Okay 1600 B is unchanged this 12 months, although it does add Keyless Journey as a regular characteristic. Right here it’s in Manhattan Metallic Matte. (BMW Motorrad/)

Okay 1600 B: $22,545

The Okay 1600 B and Okay 1600 B Grand America fashions each return for 2023 basically the identical as final 12 months’s bikes, which is smart as your complete Okay 1600 vary obtained substantial updates in 2022 to satisfy Euro 5 rules. Cornering ABS, cornering traction management, Hill Begin Management Professional, tire-pressure monitoring, and three journey modes at the moment are all commonplace throughout the sequence. The bottom-model Okay 1600 B bagger stays the bottom priced providing within the 1600 sequence, with an MSRP of $22,545—unchanged from final 12 months.

Even the colour/styling choices carry over from 2022, with Black Storm Metallic, Unique Manhattan Metallic Matte, and Choice 719 Meteoric II Mud Metallic all on the listing of selections. There are a couple of delicate tweaks although; all Okay 1600 B and Grand Americas now include Keyless Journey as commonplace, and US fashions will add both the Bagger Bundle or Grand America Bundle. Beforehand, you can skip the combos and simply add parts à la carte.

The ZGA Grand America Bundle (which, uh, turns a Okay 1600 B right into a Grand America) features a quickshifter, an anti-theft alarm, audio system with extra audio system, floorboards, tall windshield, a prime case and centerstand, and extra.

The ZBP Bagger Bundle is a smaller bundle, and combines a quickshifter, central locking and anti-theft alarm, audio system, floorboards, fog lights, engine bars, and a centerstand. Actual-time gradient tire stress monitoring now additionally comes included in each the Bagger and Grand America Packages.

The 2023 BMW K 1600 B shown in the glorious Option 719 Meteoric II Dust colorway, which adds over $2K to the price.

The 2023 BMW Okay 1600 B proven within the superb Choice 719 Meteoric II Mud colorway, which provides over $2K to the value. (BMW Motorrad/)

The 2023 Grand America in the handsome Manhattan Metallic Matte color option.

The 2023 Grand America within the good-looking Manhattan Metallic Matte colour possibility. (BMW Motorrad/)

Okay 1600 Grand America: $27,465

As with the Okay 1600 B, the full-dress Okay 1600 Grand America mannequin additionally retains its base value nearly the identical, provides a couple of commonplace options, and makes minor tweaks to the accent listing, however at its core stays unchanged, from the beefy 1,649cc six-cylinder engine to the ten.25-inch TFT display, and even proper all the way down to the colours. On this case, which means the Grand America may be had in Black Storm Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte, or Choice 719 Meteoric II Mud colours, and as we talked about, Keyless Journey now comes commonplace on the mannequin.

For the US market, the ZGA Grand America Bundle is now added robotically, which on the BMW Motorrad configurator tacks $3,750 onto the bottom value. That bundle contains gadgets like Gear Shift Help Professional, Central Locking, an audio system, floorboards, a prime case, engine safety bars, and a centerstand, put in.

There are nonetheless different farkles obtainable for the Grand America, together with a storage compartment, an Choice 719 bench seat, ground lighting, cast handlebars, cast wheels, and a excessive seat.

And the Grand America with the sophisticated water-transfer Option 719 Meteoric II Dust Metallic paint option.

And the Grand America with the delicate water-transfer Choice 719 Meteoric II Mud Metallic paint possibility. (BMW Motorrad/)

The R 18 shown in the Option 719 Mineral White Metallic/Meteoric Dust Gold, which we may or may not see for the US.

The R 18 proven within the Choice 719 Mineral White Metallic/Meteoric Mud Gold, which we might or might not see for the US. (BMW Motorrad/)

BMW R 18 and R 18 Traditional: Worth N/A

Final however not least are BMW’s Huge Boxer-equipped cruisers, the R 18 sequence. Curiously, the model made no point out by any means of those machines within the US press launch, however we managed to glean some additional information from the worldwide launch, the Canadian announcement, and a video posted on BMW’s personal world Fb web page, so it’s most likely secure to imagine that a minimum of a few of these modifications are heading south too. Nonetheless, and as with the bikes above, the large machines get solely essentially the most minor of tweaks, primarily to electronics, added commonplace options, and naturally, colour swaps and extra hues.

First up is the R 18 base mannequin, which comes into the brand new mannequin 12 months now providing RDC, BMW’s gradient tire stress monitoring system. The R 18 Traditional will even have the system as an obtainable characteristic; the worldwide launch states RDC is “obtainable worldwide on all autos with Keyless Journey.” The R 18 and R 18 Traditional additionally get a brand new Choice 719 colorway known as Mineral White Metallic/Meteoric Mud Gold, although once more, this isn’t confirmed for the US.

The Fb video tells us that for 2023, the R 18 B will get a brand new Gravity Blue Metallic Matt colour in addition to Mineral White Metallic for the Choice 719 add-ons.

The R 18 B (pictured) and Transcontinental will see a new Gravity Blue Metallic Matt paint option in some parts of the world; hopefully the US will get it too.

The R 18 B (pictured) and Transcontinental will see a brand new Gravity Blue Metallic Matt paint possibility in some elements of the world; hopefully the US will get it too. (BMW Motorrad/)

BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental: Worth N/A

On the BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental, in the meantime, the RDC is now obtainable worldwide on Keyless Journey fashions, and each bikes have a Gravity Blue Metallic Matt colour possibility for the bottom mannequin with a Mineral White Metallic colorway added to the Choice 719 assortment. Reverse gear additionally comes commonplace on the Transcontinental mannequin, in response to the worldwide launch.

That’s all we might decide for now, however we’re certain there will probably be extra bulletins within the subsequent few months; our impression is that BMW is ready the 12 months out to see how world occasions might or might not additional have an effect on its manufacturing targets and provide line points. Keep tuned.

For 2023 the Transcontinental will gain the new Option 719 Mineral White Metallic/Meteoric Dust Gold colorway in certain markets. Reverse gear will also be standard.

For 2023 the Transcontinental will acquire the brand new Choice 719 Mineral White Metallic/Meteoric Mud Gold colorway in sure markets. Reverse gear will even be commonplace. (BMW Motorrad/)