BMW Vision DC Roadster is here to counter hit Harley Davidson LiveWire
After Vision Next 100, BMW came up with a new futuristic electric bike called Vision DC roadster. BMW Vision DC is a naked electric bike which has come as a shock for all major electric bike makers in the world. BMW said that they will launch a range of electric vehicles by 2023. These models will fall across two-wheelers as well as four-wheelers to cater to the growing demand for electric vehicles.
The BMW Vision DC roadster has a huge battery pack stacked longitudinally across the frame. The boxer cylinder heads are actually radiators on either side with a fan to cool things down. Interesting part is that they retract inside the body when the bike is parked. This air-cooled boxer design reminds us of BMW’s rich boxer heritage. The electric motor is placed under the battery pack which is compact in design.
With the futuristic design, there are some components which are traditionally designed. Instead of using telescopic forks, the BMW Vision DC features Duolever fork up front. The headlight is a full LED unit which looks aggressive. The rear part of the bike has that typical racy stance. From the looks, you can say that this is a BMW design re-made for the future electric era.
Both Frame and tyres glow in the dark which makes the bike safer to use while riding in the night. The company has also designed a special riding suit which comes with invisible protection. Not on this, but there are lighting throwing elements used to make sure other road users catch a glimpse of you.
The automotive world is moving towards electrification of vehicles and BMW says that in order to stay ahead, they unveiled their plans for electric vehicles a whole two years early. The sales of electric vehicles will be doubled by 2021 and another 30% rise will be seen by 2027.
With Vision DC Roadster, BMW has taken on the Harley Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle. The LiveWire will launch in the August end.
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