BMW Concept Link scooter unveiled at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

26/05/2017 - 19:39 | ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

The BMW Concept Link is a zero-emission connected scooter.

BMW Motorrad has showcased the BMW Concept Link at the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. BMW claims that the scooter is not based on today’s concepts, but rather meets the basic functionality needs, the technical architecture and the digital reality of today’s users.

BMW Concept Link front
BMW Concept Link is powered by batteries stored in the underfloor of the scooter.

The BMW Concept Link is powered by an electric motor which draws its power from large flat energy packs stored in the underfloor of the scooter and the compact drive on the rear wheel. It gets a low-slung, stretched body while the flat seat combined with the diagonally rising front section creates a modern yet distinctive silhouette.

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The electric scooter promises fast acceleration and easy handling. It even boasts of a reverse gear for easy parking. The seat bench of the BMW Concept Link can be adjusted lengthwise and underneath it is a luggage compartment to store knick knacks.

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Connected digital with analogue, the BMW Concept Link acts as a motorcycle as well as a communication device. It can connect to the rider’s calendar apps and chalk out the fastest and the most scenic route to the desired location. A heads-up display which transmits the speed, navigation and battery status on the windscreen, while a secondary touch screen display allows control over the infotainment system.

BMW Concept Link side
The BMW Concept Link can connect to a rider's calendar app to calculate the fastest possible and the most scenic route.

The BMW Concept Link scooter is far from being a production model and no details have been revealed about its launch plans, if at all.

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