With so many concepts that didn’t make it to production, you’d forgive us for not being a believer of the very futuristic BWM Motorrad Definition CE 04 Maxi-Scooter. As it turns out, BMW’s motorcycle division is following it through and making it real.
That’s right. That delightful electric scooter which we described as life-size Playmobil motorcycle is heading into the production line.
For those who don’t already know, the BWM Motorrad Definition CE 04 Maxi-Scooter was an evolution of the 2017’s Concept Link which itself was an evolution of the BMW C evolution Scooter that was commercially available. I guess it could say the evolution is complete.
The BMW CE 04, as it is called now, is powered by an electric motor mounted in the frame, between the battery and the rear wheel. The electric motor, which is good for 31 kW (42 HP), is paired to a 60.6 Ah (8.9 kWh) battery system, affords the CE 04 to transition from 0 to 50 km/h (31 mph) in just 2.6 seconds and sending it on the way to a top speed of 120 km/h (74.6 mph), and offers a decent range of 130 kilometers (80.6 miles).
FYI, there is a reduced output L3e-A1 vehicle class too, offering 23 kW (31 HP) of drive power.
The lithium-ion battery, which can be charged using the integrated charging device either at a regular household socket, a wall box or a public charging station, recharges in 4 hours and 20 minutes. An optional quick charger system is available that would cut the charging time to just an hour and 40 minutes.
Other highlights include a tubular steel frame, fully covered spring strut at the rear, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), anti-lock braking system, 3 riding modes, LED lighting all round, a 10.25-inch TFT screen for onboard navigation and smartphone connectivity, and an actively ventilated mobile phone charging compartment with USB-C charging port.
We do not exactly when it will be available, but we do know it has a starting price of 11,990 euro (around US$14,140).
All images courtesy of BMW Group.