BMW’s perspective for the future of metropolitan transportability is in the BMW Motorrad Concept Link. The upcoming scooter shows how electric-powered motor scooters unlock options not achievable with internal combustion engine (ICE)-powered motorcycles. Gas-engine motorcycles devote plenty of space to the engine, exhaust system, and gas tank.
The Concept Link’s electric engine is on the rear wheel and its massive energy packs are fitted in the scooter’s underfloor. This dynamic battery positioning reduces the center of gravity, usually a good thing, and reveals the extra space between the seat and the base of the scooter for the storeroom. A sliding door enables entry to storage under the seat without needing to flip up or eliminate the seat.
Rather than a typical instrument set, the Concept Link has a touch-sensitive screen display. Speed, routing, and battery life information are projected onto a little windscreen in the driver’s sphere of vision. Additional information for interacting with the world appear straight on the screen. The driver will not need to touch the panel for repeated access information but may use touch-enabled switches on the handlebars to steer and access details. BMW Motorrad envisions the motorist playing with infotainment, network, and routing functions via the handlebar keys.