The BMW Cruise Bike

Interesting | June 9th, 2009 by 11
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Today BMW surprises with some unusual news or at least, unusual to us. We have just showed you the BMW Kidsbike, a bicycle for toddlers …

Today BMW surprises with some unusual news or at least, unusual to us. We have just showed you the BMW Kidsbike, a bicycle for toddlers and children age of five, but now, for those of us that are past the toddlers phase, BMW has a Cruise Bike and a Touring Bike.

The BMW Cruise Bike with 24 speed derailleur system, is available in red and pearl white and is an optimum choice for day trips. In contrast to other bikes, its stem can be individually adjusted to suit the stature of any rider. Price? Not on the cheap side of course, in the end it’s still a BMW: € 849 or $1,190.

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BMW Touring Bike with 9-speed hub system is only available in pearl white and BMW sees it as being ideal for all cyclists who mainly ride in urban traffic situations. It’s built on the same frame as the Cruise Bike, but it includes a rear luggage rack as well as street fittings. Price has been setup according to the luxury standards: € 1.299 or $1,816.

For those of you are that are interested in more technical details, the press release below will satisfy your curiosity.

Munich. In Germany, cycling tours are becoming more and more popular. In its survey published in March 2009, the German Tourism Association (DTV) registered 153 million one-day tours every year. The average one-way distance of these tours was 69 kilometres. Although a part of this distance relates to travelling to the starting point by road or rail, half of the day trippers subsequently cycled up to 25 kilometres – and back. The design award winning BMW Cruise Bike is not only ideal for such long tours, but also for shorter rides.

Comfortable and convenient.
The BMW Cruise Bike is the optimum choice for day trips – no matter whether you want to make a countryside tour over the weekend or spend a holiday cycling along the coast. In contrast to other bikes, its stem can be individually adjusted to suit the stature of any rider. For instance, riders can now cruise comfortably on long-distance tours. The back pains resulting from the rider’s bent position when riding some bikes are now a thing of the past.
The BMW Touring Bike is ideal for all cyclists who mainly ride in urban traffic situations. It has the same frame as the Cruise Bike, but additionally features a rear luggage rack as well as street fittings.

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Stable and safe.
The sporty spirit of the BMW Cruise Bike is revealed not only in its special stem and its looks. Its frame is manufactured on the basis of innovative hydroforming technology, a process in which the aluminium tubes are filled with oil and shaped by extreme pressure. This results in a light and, above all, rigid frame. In combination with its resilient telescopic forks and Shimano Alivio gears, this means that even deep potholes, extreme gradients and racy sprints present no problems at all to its rider.

Purist prize material.
The exciting looks of the bike finished in red and pearl white are an absolute winner too. BMW, with its 60-year heritage of bicycle manufacturing, has already won numerous design awards. In addition to winning the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany and the if Product Design Award, the BMW Cruise Bike has now won the Red Dot Award for the second time.

The BMW Bikes are available from selected BMW dealers and online at www.bmw-shop.de. This is also where you can find out everything about the BMW Bike Experience Tour, where you can test the latest BMW Bikes across Germany.

Facts & Figures

BMW Cruise Bike 2009 with 24 speed derailleur system, in red and pearl white
Frame height: S (41 cm), M (46 cm), L (51 cm), only in red XL (55 cm)
Frame: Aluminium, front suspension, BMW Design
Forks: Suntour NCX-D telescopic forks, 75 mm travel
Stem: Original BMW Trekking (adjustable angle)
Weight: 13.9 kg
Recommended Retail Price: € 849

BMW Touring Bike 2009 with 9-speed hub system, in pearl white
Frame height: S (41 cm), M (46 cm), L (51 cm), only in red XL (55 cm)
Frame: Aluminium, front suspension, BMW Design
Forks: Suntour NCX-D-LO magnesium telescopic forks with aluminium head tube, 75 mm travel with lockout function
Stem: Original BMW Cruiser (adjustable angle)
Weight: 19.1 kg
Recommended Retail Price: € 1.299

BMW Touring Bike 2009 with 27-speed derailleur system, in anthracite
Frame height: S (41 cm), M (46 cm), L (51 cm), only in red XL (55 cm)
Frame: Aluminium, front suspension, BMW Design
Forks: Suntour NCX-D-LO magnesium telescopic forks with aluminium head tube, 75 mm travel with lockout function
Stem: Original BMW Trekking (adjustable angle)
Weight: 16.3 kg
Recommended Retail Price: € 1.259

11 responses to “The BMW Cruise Bike”

  1. Jordan says:

    hmm I would have expected them to have disc brakes. all the new performance bikes have them and even the lower class ones have them.

  2. AutoCritical says:

    I’m no bike expert, but this is a cruise bike.. so does that mean, its half mountain half road bike? I don’t think i’ve seen road bikes with disc brakes, so perhaps that is the reason for not using them?

  3. Gil says:

    The wheel design is cool. Definitely BMW.

  4. Jim says:

    Love BMW’s but, these are for people with more money than brains really. Like Jordan said, no disc brakes?? You’d expect to see some luxury features as well too with this much money. Like perhaps a belt drive, auto shifter or maybe a manual shifter but variable gear ration. Or maybe rear suspension, since these are luxury bikes. Very disappointed. BMW makes good bikes, motorcycles that is and not bicycles.

  5. mr. Hoang says:

    Very very cool ! i like it !

  6. santaclaus says:

    i like it
    it’s astonishing.!!!

  7. Ceci says:

    it’s extremely sad tht they are bragging about the “stem” design because it is crap. While enjoying our stay at the Fairmont Vancouver, my boyfriend and I took out two BMW cruisers for a spin. I needed my seat lowered and when my boyfriend went to tighten the stem into place the part snapped in half and slashed his wrist. Just missed some veins. It was a pretty serious injury due to poor design. He needed stitches.
    I would love to hear what BMW has to say in their defense.

  8. John DEAN says:

    Ihave a cruiser for sale unwanted prize make me an offer . BRAND NEW NEVER RIDDEN

    johnatsilvergate@aol.com

  9. Thomas says:

    I am in SIngapore and I have search thru the local distributor for BMW Cruise Bike 2009. Can anyone advise me where I can get this?

  10. Sĥïvām Bhàrðẅæj says:

    cool bike

  11. Michael Atkins says:

    I own a 2013 BMW Cruise, it’s not quite a mountain bike and not quite a road bike. Some newer models have disc brakes. I got mine as a gift and I can’t really compare it to any of the bikes I’ve owned, great ride, the stock tires are puncture resistant, the brakes work as well as any disc… my only gripe is that the stock seat is extremely uncomfortable.

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