Due to its high output, the BMW Motorrad development study has no hub motor with direct drive or planetary gearbox. Instead, the high-performance electric machine is mounted behind the battery casing. The secondary drive consists of a toothed belt from the electric machine to the belt pulley mounted coaxially on the swinging fork pivot with drive pinion. From here, power transmission occurs via roller chain to the rear wheel.
Nice to see BMW waking up to watts going on w/ebikes...
BMW is also committed to electric-drive technology, and anticipates being the first major motorcycle manufacturer to market an e-bike. â€œWithin three years, BMW will become the premier provider of electric vehicles,â€ von Kuenheim says. â€œThe company is fully committed to this, and there will be spin-offs for the motorcycle division,â€ likely as part of the companyâ€™s new Urban Commuter range. BMW is also experimenting with diesel-powered motorcycles using its benchmark, clean-burning automotive technology. â€œWhy not build a diesel motorcycle? von Kuenheim asks. â€œBMW has the technology.â€
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What scooter?? Is there a scooter in that video?gogo wrote:Too funny watching her swing a leg over the back of the seat when the cool thing about scooters is the step through. It was sexier though.
VeloV wrote:Ok, 100km...at what speed?
BMW Motorrad enters a new level in mobility. This is the world-premiere of the first BMW scooters. You can see them at the EICMA 2011.
The Maxi-Scooters BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT will be available from spring 2012. They stand for the future of urban mobility.
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