BMW Revs Up New Electric Motorbike Concept Motorrad Vision DC Roadster

Posted: Jun 25 2019, 7:25am CDT | by , in Technology News


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BMW revs up new electric motorbike concept Motorrad Vision DC Roadster
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The Roadster combines the iconic look of BMW's earlier bikes with the minimalist design and electric capabilities of motorbikes today.

German automaker BMW has showed off its latest electric motorcycle concept that features the company’s iconic two-cylinder boxer engine, which has been existing in its line of motorbikes since 1923.

The new BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster is part of the wider BMW group’s electrification offensive. With its trendy design and built, the Roadster could revive BMW’s reputation in the motorbikes segment after its BMW C evolution scooters have not really gained that much traction with motorcycle enthusiasts and other regular motorists.

BMW Motorrad, the group’s motorcycle brand, launched the 100% electrically powered BMW C evolution scooters in 2016.

The brand’s latest BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster will also run on full electric motor. The boxer engine of the Roadster, which is reminiscent of the older versions, is fitted with an electric motor and the required battery, instead of an actual engine.

“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,” BMW Motorrad’s head of design, Edgar Heinrich, said in a statement.

The Roadster has a high level of torque that allows for powerful acceleration compared to the C evolution scooters.

The side of the Roadster has a highly dynamic gesture with clear front-wheel orientation. BMW also replaced the fuel tank from the past models with a flat, finely-wrought tubular structure that spans the motorcycle’s body, while the large battery and its protruding cooling systems is placed at the middle of a frame.

The BMW Motorrad team has also spent time incorporating a minimalist design to the bike’s front and rear lights. The headlamp shows the LED daytime riding light, while two compact LED lenses on both the left and right sides provide the low and high beam.

All in all, BMW said the Roadster combines the classic look of the older Motorrad bikes with the minimalist style and the electric features that consumers are looking for in new lines of motorcycles.

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