German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad has unveiled its Vision Next 100 Concept Motorcycle in Los Angeles as part of the BMW Group's Centenary celebrations.
The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 is a flexible, zero emissions motorcycle that imagines the direction the German motorcycle manufacturer's bikes will go in the next 100 years.
Despite its futuristic looks, the Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle pays homage to BMW's bikes of the past.
The biggest example of this is the black triangle frame of the concept motorcycle which hearkens back to BMW Motorrad's first bike, the 1923 R32.
Despite being a zero-emissions motorcycle, the engine bay of the Vision Next 100 is occupied by a flexible structure that mimics classic BMW Motorrad boxer twin engines.
The frame of the bike is painted black and unlike current motorcycles and those from the past it is quite flexible. The frame of the bike flexes itself when the bike has to turn and there is not a bolt or screw to be seen.
The concept motorcycle's tyres act as the suspension. The variable tread whose variable tread actively adjusts to suit ground conditions and ensure the best possible grip in any situation.
Also the concept vehicle is equipped with gyroscopes that ensure that it does not fall down on side despite the lack of any side or centre stand.
The rider is always in touch with the concept bike thanks to the digital companion that works in the background. The rider and the bike communicate with the help of the visor.
The digital companion suggest lines and lean angles through corner among many other things and will even intervene to steer the bike in the event the rider wouldn't get through the corner safely.