BMW Motorrad introduced the eRR concept electric bike

Motorrad | November 11th, 2015 by 4
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The experimental vehicle eRR, created as a project with the Technical University of Munich, embodies an idea of an electric powered supersport motorcycle made by …

The experimental vehicle eRR, created as a project with the Technical University of Munich, embodies an idea of an electric powered supersport motorcycle made by BMW Motorrad.

Already a couple of years ago, BMW i showed the BMW Group’s visionary and sustainable approach with the vehicles BMW i3 and i8 and their revolutionary design principles (aluminum chassis and passenger cabin made from carbon fibre) and BMW Motorrad’s C evolution proved, that zero emission, riding fun and practicability do not exclude themselves.

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With presenting the experimental vehicle eRR BMW Motorrad goes one step forward and shows the possibilities of an all-electric drive in a supersport motorcycle. Regarding design and chassis technology the eRR leans on the supersport motorcycle S 1000 RR, however using an all-electric drive.

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Stephan Schaller, Head of BMW Motorrad, emphasizes: „Since their market launch, the RR is giving the creeps to motorsport athletes. If acceleration, handling or topspeed – the RR is setting standards. However, if acceleration on the first metres, up to 50, 60 kph, is the point, the RR’s 199 bhp have to admit defeat by another BMW product: the C evolution with its electric drive.

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.”

BMW Motorrad will announce technical details of the eRR at a later date.

4 responses to “BMW Motorrad introduced the eRR concept electric bike”

  1. CDspeed says:

    It would be great to see BMW race the eRR, electric super bikes are doing really well in competition.

  2. Jack says:

    How many miles can you get on a charge? The instant torque must be brutal.

  3. Chris says:

    My dream came true! :) I want this bike!

  4. FoggyAgave says:

    Would be great to see i8 and i3 design thinking brought to this project. Too many design cues from a conventional bike on this one (gas tank, really?) And lose the big dorky chain sprocket that is on all electric bikes – you’re BMW – develop some kind of spectacular alien material hidden drive shaft that can handle the torque!

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