German automobile giant BMW has made some big new this week at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. The German company has just revealed to the world its newest creation, the zero-emissions electric bike called Motorrad Concept Link.
The German automaker said that the new design inspiration came from the more-futuristic-looking BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100, which the automaker first revealed at recent LA Motor Show event.
According to TechCrunch, the German automaker has just unveiled the BMW Motorrad Concept Link as a preview of future urban mobility, a popular term in today’s fast-evolving world. The company also added that the concept bike redefines what the BMW Motorrad motorbike may look like in the future. The newly revealed BMW Motorrad Concept Link features a lower-slung scooter with minimalist design.
The connected scooter has been designed low and tight, so it makes it easy for everyone to climb aboard. BMW has made the length of the seat adjusted, allowing the scooter to accommodate a second rider. There is no gauges and instrument panel, instead, the rider’s information is projected onto the windshield. Additionally, the windscreen can also be swapped out for other bike functions for greater personalization and more bike functions.
Aside from the high-tech windscreen, there’s also a secondary display below the bike’s handlebars, which offers a touchscreen input. The handlebars also feature a built-in touch-sensitive control for easy and more flexible access to favorite bike features while riding. It can also be programmed to operate various shortcut functions. In addition to the high-tech projection, the German automaker also includes a special form of motion control jacket that let rider open the luggage door with just a wave of their arm.
In addition to the high-tech projection, the German automaker also includes a special form of motion control jacket that let rider open the luggage door with just a wave of their arm.
As for the powertrain, the BMW Motorrad Concept Link offers an electric drive that provides a more comfortable ride in urban environments with easy acceleration and handling. The design allows BMW to stretch the body for additional room for new storage spaces for various items on board, thus giving the Concept Link a more different look from today’s scooter.
Unfortunately, the newly revealed BMW Motorrad Concept Link isn’t likely to enter production anytime soon. The German automaker hasn’t made any further comment whether a production version of the BMW Motorrad Concept Link will be built and put on the road in the near future.
However, the new Concept Link provides some good idea into where the BMW thinks the transportation industry is going.
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