TrackMoto: Automatization is the future.

TrackMoto: Automatization is the future.

We are constantly thinking about how we can make motorcycling even safer. Automation is part of your motorcycle safety. To enable us to further develop vehicle dynamics control systems, we conduct intensive research with the aid of prototypes and measure and collect data. The self-propelled motorcycle is one such prototype - but we are not forcing autonomous driving as such. We are provided with information on the steering angle, for example, where we need to stabilize roll dynamics. The aim is to integrate dynamic control programs into the motorcycle that can show you the best and safest driving line around an obstacle at an early stage. Of course,  the responsibility of riding should not be taken away from you, but an action recommendation can increase your safety. A corresponding control system could offer even more stability in a critical riding situation.

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ConnectedRide: Safety is everyone's business.

ConnectedRide: Safety is everyone's business.

BMW Motorrad is working hard to ensure that motorcycles are not forgotten in the mobility of the future. They must be part of the traffic network and taken into account when communicating Vehicle to everything (V2X). In order to achieve this, leading manufacturers have joined forces in the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC), and other technology leaders have founded the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). The aim is to ensure that new driver assistance systems lead to greater safety in road traffic and that communication between vehicles is optimised. BMW Motorrad is currently researching the Intersection Movement Assist: The car receives a warning signal when approaching a junction if it is on a collision course with a motorcycle. Another electronic helper could be Emergency Electronic Brake Lights: If a motorcycle suddenly has to brake hard, behind which, for example, a bus or van is driving and thus obstructs the view of following cars, those vehicles receive a warning. Also under development is Stationary Vehicle Warning: If a motorcycle breaks down, a car can receive a warning signal in good time and adapt its driving behavior at an early stage.

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Additive Manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing.

Additive manufacturing is still in its infancy. However, it is already clear to us that the potential is enormous. Parts made from a 3D printer play a particularly important role in the creation of prototypes. And even today, some components and spare parts can be produced for you quickly and cost-effectively – without long waiting times. The goals are also the mass individualization of selectable and configurable parts. With a holder for the roof cover of the BMW i8 Roadster, series production has entered for the first time using a 3D printing process. Our current research and development is testing the further potential of this production technology – as the potential frame and swingarm of a BMW S 1000 R show.

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Ultimate tests for carbon.

Ultimate tests for carbon.

Since the introduction of the BMW HP4 RACE, it has become clear that series production of carbon is possible. The advantages are not only the lower weight of the carbon fibre compared to conventional materials – the frame in particular impresses with its transverse, bending and torsional stiffness. The low gyroscopic forces are a plus for the wheels. However, before the frame and the wheels were ready for series production, extensive hardness tests and endurance tests had to be carried out. In the curb test, our developers forced damage and proved that further riding with the motorcycle is still possible. On the test bench, the testers simulated the action of various forces, gave the carbon wheels a radial impact or imitated wheelies. Salt spray and climate change tests were just as much a part of the test series as the brake test under particularly high heat development. We test all extreme situations and conceivable scenarios, so that we leave nothing to chance.

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Current Innovations

VISION NEXT 100.

VISION NEXT 100.

In the beginning there was the vision. And it has taken a very specific shape at BMW Motorrad: with VISION NEXT 100, the mobility of the future has arrived in the present.

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CONCEPT LINK.

CONCEPT LINK.

Intelligent networking of human, vehicle, rider clothing and the environment allows you the highest degree of freedom. The Concept Link concept study creates a seamless crossover of the digital and analogue worlds – for a convenient mobility experience in the urban environment of the future.

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LASER LIGHT.

LASER LIGHT.

With the fog light laser light, you never lose sight of your destination. The extremely high range allows you to perceive potential hazards 11 seconds sooner than with conventional headlights at speeds of 100 km/h.

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CONNECTIVITY - TFT-DISPLAY AND BMW MOTORRAD CONNECTED APP.

CONNECTIVITY - TFT-DISPLAY AND BMW MOTORRAD CONNECTED APP.

 

With the Connectivity optional equipment you'll be fully connected and always have access to the information you need. The combination of a 6.5" TFT display and multi-controller on the handlebars allows you to intuitively control your features. Whether you want to easily navigate your way through the city via arrow navigation with the BMW Motorrad Connected App, make a phone call while riding or listen to the perfect song – thanks to Connectivity, you can keep your concentration on the road and have an overview of all the important information. The newly designed and updated app offers many optimized features and is perfectly suited for motorcycle navigation: With the "Windy Route" route option – and further interesting choices – you will experience the ultimate experience on your motorcycle. 

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CARBON CHASSIS & RIMS.

CARBON CHASSIS & RIMS.

The best qualities of carbon are: its superiority. You’re able to take every bend faster, to accelerate quicker and brake later. For the first time, BMW Motorrad is uncompromisingly using carbon chassis and rims (carbon technology) for the HP4 RACE.With the rigidity of aluminium and the strength of steel it sets new standards in the whole vehicle manufacturing.

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ECALL. THE INTELLIGENT EMERGENCY CALL.

ECALL. THE INTELLIGENT EMERGENCY CALL.

ECALL provides swift and reliable assistance right when you need it. The intelligent emergency call is always by your side and speaking your language whilst providing assistance in the case of accidents and emergency situations.

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SIDE VIEW ASSIST.

SIDE VIEW ASSIST.

With the side view assist optional equipment, you have everything under control – even the things you can't see.

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BMW SYSTEM 7 CARBON HELMET.

BMW SYSTEM 7 CARBON HELMET.

The System 7 Carbon gives you complete comfort – while remaining lightweight. Because the carbon helmet shell is manufactured in the elaborate prepreg process which allows 25% weight savings to be made compared to conventional procedures.

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C EVOLUTION.

C EVOLUTION.

100% electric. 100% biking experience. The electric Maxi Scooter is the first of its kind and doesn't make any compromises. On the contrary, it makes a long lasting impression. The interplay between battery, engine and intelligent riding modes ensures a range of up to 160 km and takes you where you want to go in any urban jungle.

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ABS PRO.

ABS PRO.

ABS Pro makes every corner an entirely pleasurable riding experience: ABS Pro allows for safer deceleration in emergencies. The tendency of the bike to return to an upright position from a tilted one is reduced to a minimum. Meaning the motorcycle remains under control even during abrupt braking manoeuvres in bends.

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Milestones.

The most important innovations.

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Safety 360°

Safety requires action. Not words.

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