BMW Group presented its vision of zero-emission urban mobility on two wheels — the BMW Motorrad Concept Link — at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2017 last month.
The bike features a “low-slung, stretched body,” according to a company press release. “The flat seat combined with the diagonally rising front section create a modern yet distinctive silhouette.”
Due to BMW Motorrad Concept Link’s low height, it’s easy for consumers to get on from the side or even the back, and a reverse gear ensures that it is easy to park in tight city spaces. Additionally, the seat bench can be adjusted lengthwise to suit every preference. Underneath the seat bench in the center section, a luggage compartment offers storage opportunities.
“The BMW Motorrad Concept Link is not based on today’s concepts, but rather meets the basic functionality needs, the technical architecture and the digital reality of today’s users,” Alexander Buckan, head of vehicle design at BMW Motorrad, said in the release. “The resulting expressive power of the vehicle is absolutely new for BMW Motorrad and breaks with all conventional viewing patterns.”
Inspired by the BMW Motorrad Vision NEXT 100, the Concept Link interprets the connection between rider, vehicle, and the environment. The Concept vehicle knows what’s in the rider’s calendar — including his or her next riding destinations. As a result, the bike can plan the most scenic or quickest route and even select the most suitable music.
Check out the demo video below: