At this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW’s two-wheel division, BMW Motorrad, also has something to show off and it is a scooter-like electric two-wheeler called BMW Motorrad Concept Link Urban Mobility. It is, well, how do I say? Futuristic? I mean, it is nothing like somewhat Tron-ish BMW Vision Next 100, it is futuristic enough – lend to it by angular lines, electric drive, well connected, a windscreen that doubles as a display, and touch functionalities. Continue reading Concept Link Is A BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100-inspired, Ermmm, Scooter?
Oh, wow. This came as a surprise to us. You know that beautiful, first-ever BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic collaboration, the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure we featured last year? Well, the thing is, we did not realized it was a 2-in-1 kit, something which is typical of LEGO Technic sets. Interestingly, the alternative model included in the kit was fictional concept called Hover Ride. Hover Ride is exactly what it sounds like; a R 1200 GS Adventure without wheels, AKA a bike that hovers, AKA a vehicle that will make futurists drool all over. Continue reading We Want This Life-size BMW Motorrad LEGO Technic Hover Ride So Bad!
Concept vehicles from big automakers turn into real vehicles are not new, but a concept vehicle from an independent industrial designer turned into a real working vehicle? Well, that is something we don’t hear everyday. Such is exactly what happen to Istanbul-based industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem’s radical BMW concept K75 Alpha. When skilled machinist, fabricator, tinkerer and an accomplished two-stroke tuner and Bonneville Salt Flats veteran Mark Atkinson, AKA Makr, caught eye of Mehmet’s K75 Alpha Concept Bike, he decided that bold beauty there is not entirely radical, and so he embarked on a journey to bring it to life. Continue reading Makr’s Magic Touch Turns Mehmet’s K75 Alpha Concept Bike Into A Real Bike
Apart from the threat from other road users, motorcycle riders have another big concern: keeping the bike from falling over when coming to a rest or in slow traffic. That has been a problem that riders of past and present learned to deal with, but thankfully, it won’t be pass on to the future (or perhaps even near future) – thanks to Honda’s innovative Riding Assist. As of now, technology by the way of gyroscope is one option to keep a two-wheeler, or even single-wheel, vehicle upright without the rider performing circus act, but that, to Honda, is just way too cumbersome and could potentially alter the ride experience. So, instead, the Riding Assist leverages on the company’s robotics technology originally for Honda UNI-CUB self-balancing personal mobility device. Continue reading Honda’s Riding Assist Technology Self-balances A Bike Without Gyroscope
We don’t dismiss the possibility that future motorcycles could hover, but for practicality’s sake, bikes of the future could look something more like the one in Tron – the reboot version, that is, or it could be look something like this, the Vultran Type 3 Concept Electric Motorcycle dreamed up by Orlando, Florida-based creative mind Lee Rosario. One feature, if you could call it a feature, that draws us to the Vultran Type 3 is how ridiculously long it is and also the fact that being an obvious motorcycle of the future, it still has graphics of flame decorating it. Ok, the latter is a joke. Continue reading Designer Dreamed Up A Gorgeous Bike Of The Future And It Is Lengthy!
You know the defining futuristic motorbike from the movie Tron? Well, the BMW HP4 RACE Advanced Prototype Motorcycle is clearly not that, but it is certainly futuristic in a very ‘earthly manner’, or should we say, very sporty – thanks to the use of full carbon fiber main frame and carbon fiber wheels to boot. This beautiful two-wheeler will be hand crafted in limited numbers and slated to the hit the market sometime in second half of 2017. Continue reading BMW Unveiled Carbon Fiber Sport Bike Along With A Slew Of Bike Updates
Be futuristics, BMW Vision Next 100 Motorcycle unveiled earlier today at the “Iconic Impulses. The BMW Group Future Experience” exhibition in L.A. may get you all aroused. We have seen our fair share of futuristic bikes, but this one here rewrites everything that have read and seen about bike of the future. And yes, it still has wheels though, unfortunately. Hoverbike is way further than BMW’s vision of future bike. Aesthetically, the BMW Vision Next 100 Motorcycle is probably the first bike worthy of being called exotic, because it is. I mean, just look at the form. Continue reading BMW Vision Next 100 Motorcycle Is An Absolute Porn For Futurists
If there’s one thing motorcycle industry is need of, it would be a radical change in design. At this point, it seems like independent bike makers are the ones taking the lead to challenge the status quo in motorcycle design, but not established bike makers. It is strange phenomena, considering established bike manufacturers are the ones with the financial muscle. However, we may be seeing a shift here, starting with Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta upcoming two-wheeler, the F4Z, which will be officially unveil in September 4, 2016. Continue reading Check Out This Zagato Designed Motorcycle For MV Agusta
Istanbul-based industrial designer and CGI artist Mehmet Doruk Erdem is no stranger to designing bold concept motorcycles and one of his latest concept two-wheelers, the BMW Radical Concept, continues that tradition, embarking on a radical design that’s very monolithic and yet, strangely minimalist. No details were provided by this talented dude, who obviously, has lots of creative juice flooding inside him, but then again, do we need more details? Nope. Not really. The renders are enough to blow us away that pretty much leaves us speechless. Continue reading BMW Radical Concept Goes Beyond Radical; It Is Breathtakingly Radical
BMW Motorcycles is taking its two new safety concepts to CES this year. The first is laser light, adapted for motorcycles and a helmet with a head-up display. The former found its way into the BMW K 1600 GTL concept motorcycle and is a derivation of the design from the automotive division. While laser light can be found on the company’s 7 Series and i8, it is the first time laser technology has been applied to the company’s two wheelers. Laser headlamps touts precise, bright and pure-white light, and has a pretty amazing high-beam throw of up to 600 meters, which is double than that of conventional headlights. In addition, laser technology has a compact, robust and maintenance-free construction that affords a long service life. Continue reading BMW Brings Concept Motorcycle With Laser Light And HUD Helmet To CES