BMW 9Cento Con­cept

Bike India - - IGNITION -

BMW HAVE UN­VEILED AN IN­TER­EST­ING CON­CEPT, called 9Cento (pro­nounced “nove cento”) and the bike looks quite fetch­ing. The fo­cus of the 9Cento is on achiev­ing a bal­ance among func­tional prop­er­ties such as touring ca­pa­bil­i­ties and a fu­tur­is­tic de­sign. The con­cept is meant for mo­tor­ways, Alpine passes, nar­row al­ley­ways, and vil­lage streets; BMW have de­signed the bike to feel at home ev­ery­where.

The 9Cento has an ar­ray of fin­ishes and the paint job is quite strik­ing. The over­all de­sign is sleek with de­sign cues from mul­ti­ple BMW Mo­tor­rad mod­els. The er­gonomics sug­gest that the bike is more suited to touring, while its low seat height seems to in­di­cate that the bike can take on any ter­rain.

For stor­age, BMW have de­signed pan­nier boxes that neatly in­te­grate into the de­sign of the bike rather than stick­ing out as an ac­ces­sory. There is an in­no­va­tive elec­tro­mag­net un­der the rear seat that holds the pan­niers in place.

For now, BMW doesn’t plan on putting the 9Cento into pro­duc­tion, how­ever, given the fact that BMW have turned con­cepts to pro­duc­tion mod­els in the past, the 9Cento might just join that list.

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