BMW's Electric super sports bike: First insights

November 11, 2015 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
BMW's Electric super sports bike: First insights
Along with the Munich Technology University TUM, BMW Motorrad has developed the eRR prototype of an all-electric super sports bike. In the concept, the designers married the ideas of a sports motor bike with a locally emission-free drive.

With respect to chassis technology and overall design, the eRR is inspired by the BMW’s supersport motorcycle S 1000 RR – with the significant difference of an all-electric drive. Stephan Schaller, Head of BMW Motorrad, emphasizes: „Since their market launch, the S1000 RR is giving the creeps to motorsport athletes. If acceleration, handling or top speed – the RR is setting standards.”
 
Perhaps. But when it comes to the initial acceleration, the new eRR leaves the S 1000 RR in the dust – despite the latter’s 199 horsepoers. As is generally known, electric motors develop maximum torque already at zero rpm – much in contrast to internal combustion engines. This feature gives the eRR an edge at during first two, three seconds and at speeds of up to 50 or 60 kmph.

Unfortunately, BMW Motorrad said it would reveal more technical only later. For the time being, sports bikers must content with some detail photos (see next page).


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