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Published on November 14th, 2015 | by Jo Borrás

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BMW Unleashes eRR Electric Motorcycle

November 14th, 2015 by  


Originally published on GAS2.

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We don’t have much to go on in terms of technical or performance specifications, but the pre-EICMA reveal of the upcoming eRR electric super bike has made one thing perfectly clear: BMW’s motorcycle division wants in on the EV act.

The success of the BMW car division’s all-electric/hybrid “i” line — as well as BMW Motorrad’s own success with its electric scooters — is undisputed. The i8 super car is a sellout success, commanding surging prices in the aftermarket, while the tiny i3 represents nearly 10% of BMW car sales in North America. It should come as no surprise, then, that an electric bike is in the works. This bike, built in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich, explores one possible direction BMW could take when it comes to electric motorcycles.

You can see more pictures of the BMW eRR electric motorcycle in the photo gallery, below. We’ll bring you more BMW news from EICMA as it develops.

 

BMW eRR Electric Motorcycle Concept


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Source | Images: BMW, via Asphalt and Rubber.





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  • CaptD

    Better be under $5000 (after rebates) and preform like a K75S or it will be yet another bike for the rich to polish!

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  • Karl the brewer

    It’s a pity they have gone for chain drive and not shaft drive, probably weight saving. An electric bike with shaft drive would be nigh on bomb-proof and pretty much maintenance free.

  • eveee

    Besides BMW, Honda, Yamaha and HD have plans in the works. We are about to see the majors enter the electric market.

    • jeffhre

      Wait, what – where are the two wheel H2 FCEVs?

      • mike_dyke

        Trying to find a Gas station!

        • Philip W

          😀

  • Martin

    Would be nice to know what the tech specs are when they come out and a price.
    Hurry up and wait. 😉

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