BMW R1600C Concept by Nicolas Petit

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One item we might expect to see at EICMA later this year is BMW Motorrad’s alleged “XDiavel killer” – as the German manufacturer is expected to continue expanding its lineup of motorcycles into new model segments.

Not much has been said about the rumor, since it was first published 16 months ago by Motorrad Magazine, but BMW has several options on the table for this power cruiser.

In this concept sketch, Wunderlich and Nicolas Petit have teamed up to create an “R1600C” motorcycle, with a new boxer engine design. Students of the BMW brand will surely remember the now defunct R1200C cruiser model.

However, BMW Motorrad could draw from other power plants in its arsenal, like the six-cylinder engine from the K1600 line, and the four-cylinder engine from the S1000 line.

If BMW truly wants to take on bike’s like the Ducati XDiavel though, the German brand might create an all-new motor for the job, as Nicolas Petit has envisioned here.

Time will tell if this rumor pans out. But if true, a motorcycle like the one shown above (Petit and Wunderlich have a good history of being privy to BMW’s ideas, by the way), it could be a game-changer for the power cruiser market.

Source: Nicolas Petit

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