My Cart


BMW Electric Bike Based on the DC Roadster Could Be in the Cards for Production

BMW Electrical Bike Primarily based on the DC Roadster May Be within the Playing cards for Manufacturing

Again in the summertime of 2019, in the course of the #NEXTGen occasion in Munich, BMW unwrapped the crazy-looking Vision DC Roadster. The 2-wheeler was proven as a preview of a doable future when BMW would drop the usage of the almost century-old boxer engine in favor of a battery and electrical motor, all wrapped within the (nearly) traditional physique of BMW bikes.

On the time, BMW didn’t say something about the way forward for the DC Roadster, however latest filings with the German Patent and Trademark Workplace uncovered by Electrek may recommend a manufacturing model is being thought of. This assumption relies on the truth that within the checklist of desired emblems, 9 of them embody DC as referring to bikes.

Securing the trademark for sure concepts will not be one thing unparalleled within the business, and it doesn’t essentially imply one thing goes to get made. On this case, nonetheless, likelihood is the Germans are certainly engaged on an electrical bike.

Not like electrical automobiles, electrical bikes are nonetheless taking their first shy steps. Misplaced in a flood of failing startups that promised to revolutionize the business, Harley-Davidson is the one main bike maker to have launched a motorbike powered by electrical energy.

And even when the LiveWire will not be precisely the gross sales hit Milwaukee hoped for, its capabilities are undoubtedly unimaginable. And we are going to all get to expertise them that on September 18, when Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Up hits Apple TV+.

So sure, possibly it’s not the proper time for electrical bikes to be made, however quickly sufficient it will be. And it doesn’t harm to be ready.

The BMW trademark filings don’t reveal an excessive amount of in regards to the electrical bike. In idea type, it used a vertically mounted battery, full with cooling ribs and built-in ventilator, and a motor beneath the battery. A tubular construction that features the seat is within the place normally occupied by the gasoline tank.

No precise efficiency figures for the electrical powertrain have been launched on the time of the idea’s presentation.



Leave a Reply

5 + seven =

Select your currency
USDUnited States (US) dollar
EUR Euro