search.noResults

search.searching

note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
Close your eyes. Picture the kind of motorcycle they call a


“bagger.”


You probably see something close to the ground, long, sleek and shiny. Acres of chrome. Maybe apehanger handlebars, maybe not. Hard cases that complement the lines of the bike, but no trunk. Forward controls stretched out past the front of the engine. A pair of fat exhaust pipes with open mufflers letting people for miles around know the bearded guy wearing jeans, engineer boots and a leather vest riding it is a badass.


As any number of mystic gurus might


advise, when it comes to understanding BMW’s entrance into the bagger genre, you must unlearn everything you know—or think you know, for that matter. The unlearning started in late August


when BMW Motorrad hosted its press launch event for the K 1600 B at the Bilt- more Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.


48 BMW OWNERS NEWS October 2017


Asheville is in the western end of the state, less than an hour from Tennessee and South Carolina, and not far from Virginia; all four states boast access to some of the greatest riding roads east of the Mississippi River, including the Blue Ridge Parkway and doz- ens of other popular routes. Over the course of two days of riding, journalists from a dozen states and a


handful of countries racked up hours in the saddles of their baggers, exploring every- thing from interstate highways to one access road that could only generously be called such by exercising one’s imagination. Along the way, we experienced every kind of riding from high-speed getting-down- the-road to sitting and sweating in stop- and-go traffic.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116