BMW Rides Into Frankfurt With Bevy Of Bikes, Including Electric Vision DC Roadster Concept

If you’ve been around enough car shows then you probably know that most of them also feature a number of motorcycle premieres, either in a special section or directly on the main floor at a company stand.

With BMW, that has never been much of a hassle, as it builds both cars and bikes, and thus it was only natural to bring many of the lattter to Frankfurt this year including a spectacular, all-electric concept.

BMW Vision DC Roadster

Unveiled in June, the Vision DC Roadster is a fully electric concept build from lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum.

The reason why it looks like something out of a sci-fi movie is because, well, it really suits its characteristics. Not only does it feature a large battery pack with metallic cooling ribs on each side, but also an electric motor shaped like a cylinder positioned right underneath. While BMW didn’t disclose its specs, it did claim that the concept delivers a “high level of torque right at set-off” that results in “breathtaking acceleration.”

Other noteworthy features include U-shaped LED DRLs, two compact LEDs for the high and low beams, a LED brake light, minimalist digital instrument cluster, brushed aluminum accents and special Metzeler tires with integrated fluorescent elements.

BMW R nineT

The R nineT is the flagship of BMW’s heritage family, featuring ABS as standard, as well as a 4-stroke flat-twin engine with 110 PS (108 HP) and 86 lb-ft (116 Nm) of torque. Those figures are good enough to get you over 125 mph (201 km/h).

This particular example is wearing an Option 719 Mars Red Metallic Matte/Cosmic Blue Metallic Matte paint and boasts an end piece that can be easily disassembled, so you can either go for a solo look or something more accommodating in case someone else wants to tag along.

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The R nineT has dual disc brakes, a LED taillight, multifunction display, on-board computer, power socket, upside-down forks with adjustable compression/rebound damping and more.

BMW C Evolution

Bavaria’s electric scooter may not be the fastest thing on the road, but it does have a range of 99 miles (160 km). Its total power output is 48 PS (47 HP) and 53 lb-ft (72 Nm), which allows you to hit an electronically limited top speed of 80 mph (128 km/h) – more than adequate for an urban environment.

Its air-cooled lithium-ion battery can be recharged to 100% in 9 hours and 20 minutes using a 110 V charger, and 4 hours and 30 minutes with a 220 V one.

The C Evolution also comes with an adjustable rear suspension, four Ride Modes (Road/Eco Pro/Dynamic/Sail), reverse assist, LED rear light, CVT gearbox, kickstand with Parking Brake Actuator, illuminated storage compartment and, of course, ABS as mandated by EU legislation.

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Photo Credits: Stefan Baldauf / Guido ten Brink for CarScoops | BMW

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