After revealing the Vision line-up from BMW cars, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the group has unveiled the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 – the future of motorcycling at Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, Los Angeles. According to BMW Motorrad's head of design, who was the think tank behind the concept, motorcycling is all about 'escaping from the everyday'. And imagine doing that in a temprature controlled suit, a visor and the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 Concept.
There is no need of the rider to wear protective gear as the motorcycle has a self-balancing system that does not let the concept tip-off. At the occasion, Harald Krugar, Management Board Chairman, BMW AG said, “Our long-term corporate strategy, Number ONE > NEXT, focuses firmly on the customer and the experience of sustainable premium mobility. We want to offer our customers the ultimate in emotional products and innovative services – today and in the future.”
So, does it have a suspension setup or a swingarm? The answer is no! The tyre treads detect the undulations on the road and adjust the grip accordingly. There are no joints or bearings since the frame flexes itself to offer the best riding position and maximum experience. It also teaches rookie riders the basics of riding as well as monitors their riding to cope up with any hazards. The visor displays all the necessary information that is based on the direction in which the rider is looking. Could this be the future of motorcycling? We would surely find out in due course of time!