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By Cycle Canada

November 11, 2009

BMW Reveals an Inline-Six in Concept Bike

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BMW Concept 6

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Last month BMW unveiled their electric single track urban transport concept, the C1-E. Yesterday at EICMA 2009 they went to the opposite extreme, revealing a new 1.6 litre inline six-cylinder internal combustion engine mounted in a formidable concept motorcycle chassis.

BMW says their new six-cylinder's output will be in the same range as their 1.3-litre straight-four power units. Torque, on the other hand, is another matter. Competing with the likes of the Triumph Rocket III Roadster, the new beemer power plant offers a claimed 96 lb-ft of torque from just 2,000 rpm and has a rev. limit of almost 9,000 rpm.

The BMW straight-six is slated to be introduced on a new K-series luxury tourer in the near future, says the company.