A Weird Patent for the BMW C Evolution Scooter Shows a Roof


BMW C evolution roof

It’s a C1-Style Roof

The company recently patented a roof style for its C Evolution electric scooter that is reminiscent of the C1 it sold in the early 2000s. Motorcycle.com spotted the patent and shared the info. The roof is a modular design, meaning BMW could make multiple versions of its C Evolution scooter. This would open up a lot of possibilities.

The roof design is pretty simple. it’s more of a windshield and canopy than anything. It wouldn’t protect you from all the elements as it’s not fully enclosed. However, it would act as additional protection. The patent drawings also show a harness system, making it clear that BMW intends the rider to be strapped into the scooter while it’s traveling. This could add a level of safety not found on other bikes.

As Motorcycle.com points out, there’s no reason to assume this modular roof design would be confined only to the electric version of the scooter. It could be easily implemented on internal combustion engined machine’s, too. It honestly wouldn’t take much for BMW to add this to its current lineup from what I’m seeing. The question is, do people want this? 

BMW designing and patenting a roof for its scooters is all well and good, but I wonder if people are actually interested in this kind of thing. I don’t think it’s a bad idea, but I wouldn’t want to ride one of these. It’ll be interesting to see if BMW moves forward with this design. 

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    June 19, 2019
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    “The question is, do people want this?” The answer to that question is “Yes, of course they do!” 20,000 people bought the original C1 from 2000-2003 and many more were disappointed when BMW did not pursue the electric C1 which they built in prototype form back in 2009. But there’s another key question which you didn’t even ask and that is:
    Would that ‘seat & canopy’ actually fit on the Cevo as implied by the diagram? And the answer to that is, “No, of course not, because the battery and all the controller gubbins are much too tall – it would require a total redesign!”

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