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BMW’s new CE 02 mini-bike concept is electric

BMW’s Motorrad division has been pumping out some wild concepts over the previous couple of years because the bigger firm turns its consideration in the direction of electric automobiles. It’s newest is additionally the up to now, however nonetheless appears extraordinarily cool: the CE 02 mini-bike.

Debuted this week forward of the IAA Mobility convention in Germany, the CE 02 is a tiny two-wheeler that borrows a few of the futuristic vibes BMW has been honing for its bigger concept bikes — together with the CE 04, which is actually going into production. Clad in silver and black and “technoid typography,” the minimalist design appears prefer it got here proper off the set of a sci-fi film.

The CE 02 has an 11kW belt-drive motor, which might help the bike attain a prime pace of round 90 kilometers per hour (about 56 miles per hour). BMW isn’t sharing the battery capability, however claims the CE 02 can go about 90 kilometers on a full cost.

There aren’t any pedals, however BMW says there shall be footrests — although within the photographs, the one footrest that anybody is utilizing is a skateboard clipped to the underside of the bike. (Hey, it’s a concept!) A round LED headlight lights the way in which, whereas a small show between the handlebars serves up the fundamental info like pace and battery standing. “In any other case, the know-how is intentionally restrained,” BMW says. The entire bundle weighs 120 kilograms (about 265 kilos).

There’s no scarcity of slick-looking electric mopeds and mini-bikes today — Super73 has raised millions of dollars on the concept alone — however BMW’s CE 02 may most likely discover some success if the corporate decides to make it. It’s bought the appears, and it sounds a lot succesful sufficient for cruising via a metropolis.

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