Germans sometimes think of Americans in rather superficial terms—cowboy hat, jeans, and boots. BMW, however, has certainly done a lot better than that with the K1600 Grand America. Based on the K1600B (itself derived from the K1600GTL), the Grand America provides enhanced weather protection, improved maneuverability at low speeds, and even greater long-haul comfort, regardless of your place of birth.

Even meeting Euro 4 emissions, the extraordinarily smooth 1,649cc inline-six—160 hp and 129 pound-feet of torque—remains the reference standard in the luxury-touring field. Tail/brake lights are fitted to the large top case for greater visibility in traffic. Dynamic ESA electronic suspension management is standard, as is Reverse Assist. Hill Start Control is optional. The K1600 Grand America will be offered in either Austin Yellow or Black Storm Metallic.

2018 BMW K1600 Grand America studio side view
2018 BMW K1600 Grand AmericaCourtesy of BMW

BMW also unveiled a pair of new midsize twins at EICMA, the 2018 F750GS and F850GS. Now displacing 853cc, both bikes are physically larger than the previous F700GS and F800GS, and feature redesigned chassis with sheet-fabricated spars in which the top, front, and rear of the engine are clamped for greater torsional rigidity. A new transmission includes an anti-hop clutch and Gear Shift Assist Pro for fast up-and-down shifts.

Displacement was increased 55cc by enlarging bore to 84mm and lengthening stroke to 77mm. The previous 360-degree crankshaft and its oscillating-mass-based balance system has been replaced by a new crank with 90-degree-offset throws and dual balance shafts. Firing interval is 270/450 degrees. Compression is up from 12:1 to 12.7. Claimed power rises from 75 to 77 hp on the 750 and from 85 to 95 hp on the 850.

2018 BMW F750GS static front 3/4 view
2018 BMW F750GSCourtesy of BMW

Both the new F750GS and the F850GS are equipped with long-travel front and rear suspension, and Dynamic ESA is an option. Wheelbases now span a slightly lengthier 61.4 and 62.7 inches. Steering geometry is more relaxed, increasing to 27 and 28 degrees from the previous 26 degrees. Consequently, trail grew from 3.5 inches in both cases to 4.1 inches on the 750 and 5.0 inches for the 850.

The F750GS rolls on cast alloy wheels shod with 110/80-19 front and 150/70-17 rear tires, while the F850GS uses wire-spoked wheels with 90/90-21 front and 150/70-17 rear semi-knobbies. Twin 305mm front rotors and two-piston floating calipers—featuring ABS Pro—are standard on both bikes. TFT instrumentation incorporates an Intelligent Emergency Call app, a first for a mid-class motorcycle.

BMW has improved its presence in the scooter segment with the C400, a premium midsize scooter that shares its chassis with the C600/C650. This model is powered by a 350cc single producing 34 hp driven by a CVT; a balance shaft kills primary-order imbalances. The C400 rides on 15-inch front and 14-inch rear wheels, and front 260mm disc brakes are assisted by two-channel Continental ABS. Connectivity is provided through a TFT instrument panel.

Check out the rest of our coverage of all the new motorcycles released at EICMA this year.

2018 BMW F850GS static side view
2018 BMW F850GSCourtesy of BMW
2018 BMW F850GS static front view
2018 BMW F850GSCourtesy of BMW
2018 BMW F850GS studio front 3/4 view
2018 BMW F850GSCourtesy of BMW
2018 BMW F850GS front wheel details
2018 BMW F850GSCourtesy of BMW
2018 BMW F850GS cockpit view
2018 BMW F850GSCourtesy of BMW
2018 BMW F750GS ghost view
2018 BMW F750GSCourtesy of BMW
2018 BMW F750GS ghost engine view
2018 BMW F750GSCourtesy of BMW
2018 BMW K1600 Grand America studio side view
2018 BMW K1600 Grand AmericaCourtesy of BMW
2018 BMW K1600 Grand America cockpit view
2018 BMW K1600 Grand AmericaCourtesy of BMW
2018 BMW K1600 Grand America studio rear view
2018 BMW K1600 Grand AmericaCourtesy of BMW
2018 BMW C400 static side view
2018 BMW C400Courtesy of BMW
2018 BMW C400 cockpit view
2018 BMW C400Courtesy of BMW
2018 BMW C400 front wheel view
2018 BMW C400Courtesy of BMW