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All you should know about BMW'S electric motorcycle

The motorcycle borrows its asymmetrical headlight, front suspension, braking components and wheels from the S 1000 R.

December 11, 2019 / 05:38 PM IST
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Though BMW has not announced its official plans of entering the electric vehicle segment yet, its fully electric concept motorcycle was recently spotted under testing. Dubbed the E-Power Roadster, it is heavily based on the company’s S 1000 R motorcycle and is expected to be showcased in the coming months.

The motorcycle borrows its asymmetrical headlight, front suspension, braking components and wheels from the S 1000 R. Its trellis frame has been customized, along with a single-sided swingarm and a shaft final drive. It borrows its battery pack from a 2-series plug-in hybrid, along with the motor from the BMW 7 Series extended wheelbase version.

This motor makes 135 PS of maximum power and 200 Nm of peak torque. However, it is mated to a single-speed reduction gearbox which can generate a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm to the wheel. This gives the motorcycle a 0-96 km/h time of 2.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 160 km/h.

The motorcycle also supports a DC fast charger which fully charges the battery in an hour. However, this increases the battery temperature to 40+ degree Celsius, which could cause problems. Its production version is expected to be relieved of this problem, along with offering a range of 200-300 km.

BMW is yet to make an official announcement about the motorcycle’s launch, but it could make its global debut at the 2020 EICMA.
Moneycontrol News
first published: Dec 11, 2019 05:38 pm

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