BMW Peeps into Future of Electric Motorbike with Motorrad Concept Link

BMW Peeps into Future of Electric Motorbike with Motorrad Concept Link


The Motorrad Concept Link, a futuristic two-wheeled urban mobility with zero emission, is an ambitious vision of leviathan luxury automaker BMW. Design head Edgar Heinrich said that BMW Motorrad is focused on the mobility needs of the rider and also the rider while connecting the analogue and digital world. The reduced style, timeless electric motorcycle concept was revealed at the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Germany. However, no plans of production have yet been unveiled by BMW.

Motorrad Concept Link Straight Out of ‘Tron’ Science Fiction

Carrying a flat lengthwise adjustable seat and stretched, low-slung body, the Motorrad Concept Link bears a liquid metal titanium-made front section rising diagonally that contrasts with the semi-matt black bodywork. The urban mobility assures easy handling and quick acceleration as it runs on flat energy packs under the floor. Promising ideal parking in constricted city spaces, the bike ensures easy maneuvering with reverse gear theory.

Riders can mount from the back and also sideways because of the bike’s low overall height. They can access the luggage compartment underneath the seat with the help of a sliding door. The side panels that protect against weather and wind are optimized for aerodynamics. Some of the key technical elements are deliberately left exposed. Two C-shaped rear lights and minimalist LEC front lights add to the true characteristic of the bike.

Not Just Transportation Vehicle but also Communication Gadget

The Motorrad Concept Link is also a communication device that can integrate its on-board computer with the rider’s calendar so as to plan the most scenic or fastest route to his next destination. The rider can view battery, navigation, and speed information on the windshield. Placed below the handlebars, the large touch-sensitive panel displays routing, connectivity, and infotainment information.

The rider can also access frequently used and preferred functions using touch-enabled, freely programmable buttons without having to take his hands off the handlebars. The bike can also react to the rider’s clothing–a stitch on the arm of the jacket marks the active area and a motion on the jacket arm closes and opens the luggage compartment’s sliding door.

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