BMW is set to change the game and reinvent the two-wheeled urban mobility experience once again. This time they intend on launching a zero-emission electric scooter known as the Concept Link.
This electric scooter has a compact electric motor powered by large, flat batteries placed in the bottom area of the bike. The placement of batteries allows the weight to be focused at the bottom of the bike and also helps give the bike an edgy look when matched with the silver and matt black body.
This radical motorcycle concept inspired by the self-balancing Vision Next 100 has been revealed at the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and is the latest from BMW following models such as the Concept Ninety.
The Concept Link has a design that favors urban riding. Its shape and low overall height make it easy to hop onto or off the bike. It is also equipped with a powerful electric motor that offers fast acceleration and easy maneuvering while also offering the reverse gear feature that helps a great deal in congested urban areas. Moreover, the bike has an adjustable seat that can be adjusted from a single seat to a two- person bench that is quite comfortable. Unlike most bikes, the Concept Link has a large storage area that can be accessed through a sliding hatch.
The combination of covered and uncovered parts as seen with the covered wheels and partially covered rear side section give the bike an interesting look. Technical elements such as cooling ribs, spring strut and drive unit can be seen but this design is said to improve the aerodynamic air flow of the bike.
BMW chose to call the bike the Concept Link since it serves as a motorcycle and a communication device. The bike can be connected to your online account and sync with your calendar. It can then figure out the place you need to be at given time and also suggest the best route get there while also playing your favorite music.
Despite all of these interesting features, BMW has not compromised on the riding experience and has further improved upon it. The bike now has an iridescent heads- up display that shows the speed, navigation and battery status on the windscreen. Moreover, a secondary touch sensitive display placed beneath the handlebars is fully customizable.
How soon will this concept bike become a production model depends upon BMW since they have a history of rapidly implementing concept bikes into production models or scrapping ideas within an instance.