We have seen the future of electric motorcycles, and it includes the BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster. The original Motorrad is a two-cylinder motorcycle that has been in production since the 1920s, but the company decided to give it a modern makeover with an electric battery pack, which offers massive torque from the get-go and unique U-shaped LED daytime running lights. This new bike also features a carbon fiber and aluminum chassis to keep things extra light. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
“The boxer engine is the heart of BMW Motorrad – an absolute stalwart of its character. But BMW Motorrad stands for visionary zero-emissions vehicle concepts, too. In view of this, one question that arises is: what would happen if we were to replace the boxer engine with an electric motor and the required battery? 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,” said Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design BMW Motorrad.