BMW Shows It's New Design Of Zero Emission Concept In Urban Mobility On Two Wheels
BMW Group is presenting its vision of zero-emission urban mobility on two wheels: the BMW Motorrad Concept Link. Inspired by the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100, the design study unites digital connectivity with the demands of urban mobility on two wheels. It treads new paths and moves beyond established conventions both with regard to design and technology.
“The BMW Motorrad Concept Link stands for a new understanding of urban mobility. It links the digital and analogue world and places the focus on the rider and his mobility needs. In the way, it links functionality and digitalization it performs both as a means of transport as well as a communication device. For me the BMW Motorrad Concept Link, with its timeless and reduced style, is more than a concept – it is rather a symbol for a new era.” explains Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design of BMW Motorrad.
Design as a distinguishing and segment-defining feature.
The distinctive character of the concept vehicle becomes clear right away thanks to the completely modern design language. “The BMW Motorrad Concept Link is not based on today’s concepts, but rather meets the basic functionality needs, the technical architecture and the digital reality of today’s users. The technical realities of electric drive – such as the flat energy packs in the underfloor and the compact drive on the rear wheel – allowed us to create a highly distinctive design which shapes a new segment. The resulting expressive power of the vehicle is absolutely new for BMW Motorrad and breaks with all conventional viewing patterns.” explains Alexander Buckan, Head of Vehicle Design at BMW Motorrad.
The low-slung, stretched body and the flat seat combined with the diagonally rising front section create a modern yet distinctive silhouette. The use of colors emphasizes this even further: the front trim in Liquid Metal Titanium contrasts with the semi-matt black body. The colors are oriented diagonally which underlines the dynamic potential of the BMW Motorrad Concept Link.
Tailor-made for the requirements of urban mobility.
The new and emphatically function-driven architecture provides an elevated level of riding pleasure due to the E-drive. The BMW Motorrad Concept Link is ideally suited to meet the requirements of modern urban mobility with fast acceleration and easy handling. Due to its low overall height, getting on is easy from the side or even from the back. A reverse gear ensures that it is easy to maneuvers, making it ideal to park in tight city spaces.
The seat bench also makes both a functional and visually powerful statement, the flat seat area being kept separate from the vehicles body. This emphasizes the lightness of the side view thereby highlighting the agile and easy handling. The seat bench allows views of the aluminum structure within.
It can be adapted to suit unique needs in numerous ways. It can be either a sporty single-seater, a seat bench for two or anything in between giving the concept vehicle a distinctive visual and functional character.
Further customization options, such as side panels in assorted colors or different windshields, allow the rider to express his personality, making the BMW Motorrad Concept Link the ideal companion for any situation.
Deliberate contrasts and numerous individualization options.
Contrasts are deliberately played on in conjunction with the clear shapes of the BMW Concept Link to give it a powerful and impressive appearance. The orange-colored cables connecting battery pack and drive on the right side are highly contrasting in appearance and make a clear and self-assured statement. Their diameter already hints at the power in the drive unit.