BMW Motorrad has revealed a new zero emission concept scooter called the BMW Concept Link.
At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy, BMW showcased the 8 Series concept coupe, while their two wheeler division revealed a concept scooter. The product that BMW revealed was a zero-emission electric scooter called the BMW Concept Link which was inspired by the self balancing Vision Next 100 concept.
The BMW Concept Link gets a compact electric motor which takes its juice from a large battery which is positioned flat in the underfloor area of the bike. This enables the scooter to keep the centre of gravity low down. The scooter has a mixture of covered and uncovered parts with a silver and matt black body. The wheels are covered, while the rear section is left uncovered leaving the drive unit exposed. BMW claims that it allows for better aero efficiency. The seat is position has a low height, making it ideal for urban use. The seat can be offered as a sporty single seater or a comfortable two-person bench.
BMW claims it will act as a motorcycle and a communication device, which is how it gets its name 'Concept Link'. The dash has been replaced with a head up display which projects speed, navigation and battery life. There is also a touch sensitive pad beneath the handlebar which can be customised. Though BMW says that the vehicle’s essential objective will be providing the best riding experience.
While BMW’s history is laced with concepts that have swiftly made it to production, or been forgotten all together, at the moment, BMW is investing heavily on electrification of vehicles which means that this bike could make production soon.