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Frankfurt 2011 Live: BMW Concept e the first electric motorcycle for the Germans

BMW Motorrad presented concept of an electric motorcycle at Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, intended for commuters. BMW Concept e is loaded in three hours at a 110-volt outlet and has an autonomy of 100 km.

BMW Concept e

BMW Concept e

The Motorcycle Division of BMW Group, BMW Motorrad, has developed an electric commuting motorcycle. This concept is called E and has an autonomy of 100 km while providing performance equal to a motorcycle of 400 or 500 cc and similar size. Just as with conventional motorcycles, the BMW Concept e has a telescopic front suspension and a rear suspension with single sided swing arm, keeping the tradition of BMW in this matter.

BMW Concept e Wallpaper Gallery

BMW Concept e looks pretty good, combining the familiar lines that we have seen so far at BMW motorcycles with futuristic lines. The neon green panels emphasizes environmental intentions of Concept e and give it a futuristic note, being intelligent integrated into the design of this model.

Another futuristic element of BMW Concept e is the lack of side mirrors, removed with a set of video cameras and sensors.

The rider has two LCDs in the cockpit, in which he sees the images from cameras. In addition, the two LCDs provide information about autonomy, battery status and more.

The ecological BMW Concept e scooter does not have a production version, although integrates many components taken from the production series.

These include fork, wheels and most of the commands from handlebars. BMW officials have not yet announced production intentions for this kind of electric motorcycle.

Video: BMW Concept e Maxi-Scooter

Video: BMW Motorrad – BMW Concept e

BMW Concept e via BMW

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