The recent motor show has given us a lot of promising vehicles to look forward to for the time being. After we caught a glimpse of the future of motoring, we can say that the automotive industry is clearly driven to push electric vehicles in the coming years. The motorcycle world wouldn’t be left out when it comes to this. An electric powered motorcycle certainly sounds good, right?
The Intermot Show in Cologne Germany has just showcased the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100. The 2-wheeler is BMW’s take on the electric powered concept that’s taking the automobile world by storm. But it doesn’t seem to end all here. Apparently, this concept motorcycle doesn’t require the driver to wear any helmet as it is envisioned to maintain its perfect balance. We think it’s way too much (or are we overacting)?
BMW’s zero emission motorcycle concept is built from a highly advanced carbon fibre. To make it virtually safe, BMW has equipped the 2-wheeler with self-balancing system, driver assistance system and camera sensor technology. The self-balancing system works by keeping the Motorrad standing upright whether you’re riding on it or not. This could be the reason for BMW’s very daring “no helmet needed” concept.
BMW Group Future Experience also introduced the self-balancing motorbike at the Iconic Impulses exhibit in LA. In there, they’ve shown how the Motorrad’s high-tech visor works in directing and controlling the bike. This visor comes with a smart display instead of using the control panel found on conventional motorcycles. The rider only needs to wear this and may no longer need any other safety gear when riding the bike.
Aside from protecting your eyes from dust and wind, all the relevant information will be laid out and controlled within eye level. On top of that, BMW also announced that the Motorrad might come with self-driving technology just like the rest of vehicles presented in the Vision Next 100.
The Motorrad Vision is indeed an exciting concept and could possibly change the future of motoring. But for now, there are no words whether the electric motorbike will make it to production. According to Edgar Heinrich, they normally think ahead of our time like 5 - 10 years when developing a new motorcycle. However, for this particular concept, they went beyond that timeframe. Their idea is just so fantastic and too good to be real. In other words, you won’t see anything like this in the near future.