BMW has said it plans to introduce a plug-in model in every one of its product segments, and that would seem to include two-wheeled vehicles as well. BMW Motorrad’s C evolution electric scooter uses the same battery modules as the BMW i3.
Now BMW Motorrad is developing an electric “supersport” motorcycle, in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich.
The BMW eRR uses the same design and chassis technology as the BMW S1000RR, but features an all-electric platform. No technical details are available, but BMW Motorrad is expected to release them shortly.
“Since its market launch, the RR is giving the creeps to motorsport athletes,” said Stephan Schaller, Head of BMW Motorrad. “In acceleration, handling and top speed, the RR is setting standards. However, if acceleration on the first meters, up to 50, 60 kph, is the point, the RR’s 199 base horsepower have to admit defeat by another BMW product: the C evolution with its electric drive.”