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This is the electric motorcycle of the future

BMW Group has just unveiled the electrical motorcycle of the future, and it has a sleek design that, according to the company,  “is ideally suited to meet the requirements of modern urban mobility with fast acceleration and easy handling.”

The BMW Motorrad Concept Link has an overall low height that makes getting on it much easier, while a reverse gear makes it easy to manoeuvre and park in tight spaces. Moreover, the state-of-the-art look of the vehicle is emphasised by precise shapes, large-area surfaces and clear lines, while the colours are oriented diagonally so as to underline the dynamism of the ride.

This is the electric motorcycle of the future
Photo: BMW Group

What makes the BMW Motorrad Concept Link unique is that important information such as speed, navigation or remaining charge will be projected right onto the windscreen, which can be swapped out for alternate versions that have different options.


A secondary display can also be found under the handlebars, offering touchscreen input, while the handlebars themselves have sensitive controls which ensure rapid access to the biker’s favourite features.

This is the electric motorcycle of the future
Photo: BMW Group

“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 digitalisation 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,” Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design of BMW Motorrad, said.

“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,” added Alexander Buckan, Head of Vehicle Design at BMW Motorrad.

Lydia Peirce