BMW Motorrad showcased at NextGen event in Munich their latest electric motorcycle concept, the BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster, giving us an interesting look at the future of motorcycle division. Made from high-tech materials such as carbon fibre and aluminium reduce the overall weight, the concept takes the familiar design of the company’s two-cylinder boxer engine and puts a battery pack. “The boxer engine is the heart of BMW Motorrad – an absolute stalwart of its character,” said in a press release Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design BMW Motorrad. “But BMW Motorrad stands for visionary zero-emissions vehicle concepts, too. In view of this, one question that arises is: what would happen if we were to replace the boxer engine with an electric motor and the required battery? The Vision Bike shows how we’re able to retain the identity and iconic appearance of BMW Motorrad in distinctive form while at the same time presenting an exciting new type of riding pleasure.” For cooling purposes, two side elements protrude with cooling ribs and integrated ventilators.
The German motorcycle maker has not released any performance or technical specs for the BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster yet.
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