When the BMW Concept 6 was first shown, it was a naked bake that made room for the first BMW six–cylinder motorcycle.
On heading to production though, we got the sophisticated and powerful BMW K1600GT touring bikes.
So what happened to that first naked sportsbike? According to internet rumours, we could see a new BMW K1600R six–cylinder naked developed.
VisorDown reports that a BMW K1600R could be in the works.
Certainly a six–cylinder bike would suit both the design and riding style of a naked bike, but the six–cylinder that was developed by BMW is in fact, less powerful than the older four-cylinder “K” engine by about 13hp.
To then tune-up the six–cylinder to make it more powerful makes us wonder if there’s any point to the exercise at all.
Not only is the K1300R a more powerful bike, it’s also a reasonably priced one, meaning that a new six–cylinder naked would have a tall order at coming close to that value for money.
If the project does happen though, we could see the old 1300cc four-cylinder engine disappear altogether.
With other projects keeping BMW busy at the moment, we might not see any BMW K1600R naked before 2013.