The Concept Link, which BMW Motorrad recently unveiled, has electric drive, zero emissions and full connectivity, the concept vehicle is not just a means of transportation, but also a means of communication. The BMW Motorrad Concept Link unites the benefits of the digital world with those of the analogue world.
A flat energy storage device in the underbody and the compact drive on the rear wheel are the basis for the Concept Link’s modern silhouette. The various possibilities for personalisation – from the seat bench through coloured side panels right up to different windshields – highlight each rider’s individual personality. The vehicle can be connected with the calendar, making it aware of the next destination, and thus able to suggest the fastest or most scenic route there and even provide music upon request. The concept goes one step further: even the rider’s clothing is intelligently connected with the vehicle. A simple stroke over the sleeve for instance is enough to close the sliding door of the luggage compartment.
Speed, navigation and battery status are displayed in the windscreen, while a large panel with touch function has all information on infotainment, connectivity and route planning at the ready. For even more customisation and connectivity between the rider and the vehicle, there are individually assignable shortcut keys on the handlebars with touch function. At the moment, the BMW Motorrad Concept Link is still a prototype. It already shows where the journey with BMW Motorrad might lead. Interconnected solutions stand for connectivity, convenience and last but not least safety. Providing a vision of what will be important in the urban environment in future: the pure riding pleasure, connectivity between humans and their vehicles, and focussing on the essential.