Ever wonder what the BMW i8 would look like as a motorcycle? If so, then look no further than the BMW Concept Roadster. It’s powered by a 1,170cc engine officially rated 125 horsepower and 92.2 pound-feet of torque. While the type of frame structure hidden under the tank is unknown, although we can assume the manufacturer drew from its experience with the likes of the R nineT and the HP2 Megamoto, two boxer-powered bikes that use a classic telescopic fork instead of BMW’s Telelever unit. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
“In back, a single-sided swingarm actuates an Ohlins racing shock via a standard BMW link. The upper mount of the shock bolts to the only visible frame structure, a well triangulated steel-tubing trellis painted metallic blue, as on the HP2 Megamoto. This trellis structure also supports the Roadster Concept’s beautifully styled seat, which is fabricated in aluminum. In front, LED headlights are shaped to look a bit like a number plate. Other details include forged aluminum wheels and massive 340mm front brake rotors with radial-mount Brembo Monobloc racing calipers,” reports Cycle World.