The power begins to make its way among large manufacturers, who are beginning to test the waters with a lot of prototypes. Logical step for the BMW Group, which already cleared new ground in automotive, e-RR may be one of the stars of the Milan fair, which begins next Tuesday. After a grand entrance on a scooter with the highly successful C Evolution, BMW announced its intentions electric bike with this e-RR. The choice of the S 1000 RR supersport as technical base (chassis and look) sets the tone. Regardless of the final form of the project, the BMW electric motorcycle will not be sluggish in the genre, and no one will complain.
BMW Motorrad was able to translate brilliantly BMW battery technology i automotive scooter. Given the good reception of the i3 and i8 cars, and all-round diversification strategy, it is logical that BMW expands its range electric two-wheelers in the future.
The technical details will be announced later, there is a good chance to discover the e-RR on the brand's stand in Milan, in a few days. The brand is and will remain faithful to the symbol of his boxer engine and will continue to develop its range. Yet electromobility with BMW Motorrad, this is serious, as the leaders explained at a conference (November 11) dedicated, once will not hurt, the only strategy the motorcycle division of the group.
Stefan Schaller, BMW Motorrad boss:
"In acceleration, top speed and behavior, the S 1000 RR is a reference. However, acceleration of the first few meters, up to 50-60 m / h, it is overtaken by another BMW product: C Electrical evolution.
What would happen by combining a sporty, an electric motor? The e-RR Experimental electric propulsion motor makes even more fascinating. "
Peter Schwartzenbauer, member of the Management of BMW AG Group Committee:
"We plan to expand our electricity supply and accelerate the transition to the electric age. "