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The Concept Roadster Is a Look into the Future of BMW Bikes

By Brody Patterson


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Alongside the Mini Superleggera Vision at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014, BMW is showcasing a new motorcycle study named the Concept Roadster.

According to the Bavarian company, the concept, which follows in the tracks of the Concept Ninety revealed during the same event last year, is a look into the future and presents what the brand plans to for the future generations of boxer-powered roadsters.

The bike features a 2-cylinder boxer engine that outputs 123 hp at 7,750 rpm and 92 lbs-ft at 6,500 rpm from a displacement of 1,170cc (1.2 liters). The Concept Roadster also has a single-sided swing arm with cardan drive, as well as light tubular space frame with rear section of gloss milled aluminum. Other noteworthy features include matted LED-technology lights and the “future-oriented” engine spoiler, which BMW says it’s not only there for aerodynamic purposes, but also “incorporates the entire front silencer”.

Finally, according to Ola Stenegard, Head of Vehicle Design at BWM Motorrad, the Concept Roadster is not exciting to look at, it’s also an exciting ride as well.


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