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BMW Advances Electrification Hopes with New Electric Motorcycle Concept

The latest BMW motorcycle concept introduced by the legendary German bike builder builds on its previous concept designs of electric motorbike development. The Motorrad Vision DC Roadster follows in the wake of the 2014 C Evolution electric motor scooter, the 2016 Vision Motorrad Next 100 concept bike, and the 2017 Motorrad Concept Link to represent BMW Motorrad’s vision for the future.

While the automaker has made considerable progress in this field, BMW fans will still have to wait before being able to purchase their first electric BMW motorcycle. While you wait until a dealer-ready electrified motorbike makes its appearance at a motorcycle dealership near you, you will find the best new and used BMW motorcycle inventories in the Bay Area at BMW Motorcycles of San Francisco.

Is an Electrically Powered Two-Cylinder Boxer Engine in the Future?

BMW has for over 90 years relied on its two-cylinder boxer engine concept to produce iconic motorbikes that address visual and technological needs. It will come as no surprise then if BMW were to retain this engine choice to power up the Motorrad Vision DC Roadster. An electrically powered motorbike is just as exciting to ride as one with a traditional engine. Motorbike enthusiasts will find the breathtaking power at acceleration simply thrilling.

New Motorbike Architecture Delivers Distinctive Driving Dynamics

In an electrically powered motorbike, the electric drive components command installation space. This is due to the battery having to dominate available space despite the motor’s compact size. Space is taken up by two protruding side elements that serve the required cooling functions. These elements are designed featuring cooling ribs and integrated ventilators. Beneath the battery is the cylinder-shaped electric motor that is directly mated to the universal shaft. Another architectural feature that contributes to a head-turning side view, is the frame structure. The frame structure shows off a low front section while having a short and high rear section.

BMW Motorcycles of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA serves customers near Daly City, CA, near San Mateo, CA and near San Bruno, CA. Stop by today to browse through our motorcycle inventories or contact us to schedule a test ride on one of our amazing BMW motorcycles.

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