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BMW unveils the eRR electric sports bike

BMW eRR electric sports bike boxer
BMW eRR electric sports bike

BMW Motorrad has unveiled its first electric sports bike, the eRR “experimental vehicle”, to follow its C-evolution electric production scooter.

BMW has an eye on an electric future with its i3 and i8 electric cars and now seems to be spreading that to its Motorrad division.

The eRR is a joint project with the Technical University of Munich and its styling cues are the S 1000 RR superbike.

We love this quote from Stephan Schaller, Head of BMW Motorrad: “Since their market launch, the RR is giving the creeps to motorsport athletes.”BMW eRR electric sports bike

Some would say electric motorcycles give them the creeps, too!

Anyway, his point is that as fast as the S 1000 RR is, the electric version will be even faster up to 60km/h.

“We asked ourselves: What happens when combining a sport motorcycle and an electric drive? The experimental vehicle eRR brings the topic zero emission and electric drive on a new, more fascinating level,” Stephan says.

However, BMW Motorrad is not releasing any technical information about the eRR until “a later date”. Maybe it will be on display at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week.BMW eRR electric sports bike

BMW Motorrad Australia has chosen not to import the C-evolution scooter as they believe we are not yet ready for an electric scooter. But are we ready for an electric sports bike?

  1. Electric cars are far from the environmentaly friendly nirvana they are made out to be,
    But there is a possibility that bikes could prove to be winner. Only if all the manufacturers get together on a common battery pack/s if they did and these packs were able to be rapidly exchanged then electric bikes would take off. You wouldn’t need more than two hundred and fifty kilometres of range and you could pop into a servo for a fresh pack for about ten dollars exchange fee. A hour meter and a charge meter would need to be on each pack to ensure that you don’t pick up a dud but apart from that there is absolutely no reason why it shouldn’t be done.
    The idea was floated in the early days of electric vehicles but the infrastructure level of stock required and the probability of getting a dud pack and being stranded were to great and are still to great for cars but for bikes there are no such worries.
    A battery pack the size of a five litre fuel can could be quickly and easily swapped out and placed in a charger, small bikes would use one or two packs a big bike like a Goldwing might use six. Car makers could fit a bank of them as a rapid charge option for longer journeys,
    So are you listening BMW TESLA HONDA ETC?

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