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BMW Concept Link envisions the future of two-wheels urban mobility


Inspired by the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100, the BMW Motorrad Concept Link design study envisions the future of urban mobility on two wheels.
The Concept Link features a distinctive silhouette through the low-slung, stretched body and the flat seat combined with the diagonally rising front section.
The graphic design is characterized by a two-tone color scheme: a Liquid Metal Titanium contrasting with a large semi-matt black area, the technical heart, that stretches from the front to the rear, and in addition to the tires and front lights, also integrating the drive unit and the suspension elements.
The contours of the side panels framing the dark core of the vehicle, optimize aerodynamics and also provide protection against wind and weather. The sides of the wheels are completely covered, underscoring the contemporary overall visual appeal.
The iconic rear lights have been integrated into the rear side panels in the form of two C-shaped light elements.
Equipped weith the E-drive electric drivetrain, the Concept Link features fast acceleration and easy handling – two qualities particularly useful in the urban environment.
Due to its low overall height, getting on is easy from the side or even from the back. A reverse gear ensures that it is easy to maneuver, making it ideal to park in tight city spaces.

The BMW Motorrad Concept Link interprets the connection between rider, vehicle and the environment for urban use. It keeps the rider connected while riding: for example it knows what’s in the rider’s calendar and therefore his next destinations. As a result it can plan the fastest or most scenic route and even select the most suitable music if required.
Rider equipment
The interaction between vehicle and rider wear holds great potential with regard to rider safety, comfort, functionality and riding experience. On the BMW Motorrad Concept Link, the rider equipment is also connected to the vehicle. To highlight this connection, a motion on the arm of the jacket opens and closes the sliding door of the luggage compartment.


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