En­ter­ing a New Era

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Glasses in place of a hel­met, smart cloth­ing, full bal­ance with­out a kick­stand – these are merely three of the many in­no­va­tive creations that could be­come standard for mo­tor­cy­cles in an in­creas­ingly digitised world. The vi­sion for this per­fect ve­hi­cle is al­ready here: BMW Mo­tor­rad’s Vi­sion Next 100.

Vi­sion Next 100 is BMW Mo­tor­rad’s idea for a time when mo­bil­ity is more di­verse and in­ter­con­nected – a time when dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion takes on a shape which we today per­ceive to be sur­real.

Edgar Hein­rich, Head of De­sign at BMW Mo­tor­rad, drafted this fu­ture sce­nario along with his de­sign team and de­signed the BMW Mo­tor­rad Vi­sion Next 100 con­cept. “When we de­velop a mo­tor­cy­cle, we are usu­ally think­ing around five to 10 years in the fu­ture. So, tak­ing a look fur­ther into the fu­ture was es­pe­cially ex­cit­ing for us,” Hein­rich says.

Mo­tor­rad built this con­cept on the idea that within 30 years all ve­hi­cles will be driv­ing around au­tonomously, and life will be crammed up in cities and or­gan­ised by means of dig­i­tal ser­vices – ev­ery­thing will be more dig­i­talised, in­ter­con­nected, and au­to­mated.

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