BMW Motorrad Concept 101 Motorcycle was introduced during the special get-together on the shores of Lake Como. This concept motorbike blends the traditional and contemporary, it’s a breathtaking concept study that opens up new chapter in the history of BMW concept bikes.
This concept study represents BMW Motorrad interpretation of the dream of freedom and independence, a perfect form of “American Touring” idea. Concept 101 is a combination of elegance, power, and luxury on two wheels. The name itself indicates the capacity of the bike, 1,649 cc approx. equivalent to 101 cubic inches, this is American unit of measurement for cylinder capacity. Basically this motorcycle moves into a sphere that goes beyond horsepower and acceleration figures, it provides you with remarkable riding experience full of power and tranquility. You’ll be amazed by the enormous torque of the in-line 6-cyclinder engine, it is able to generate extraordinary pulling power on the road.
Designer : BMW
The number 101 actually represents something, it stands for the place where this vehicle came into being, not far from Highway 101, the design studios of the BMW Group. In this place, the design team has created a special motorcycle that extend the limits of quality and exclusivity under the motto “The Spirit of the Open Road”. Ola Stenegard, the Head of Vehicle Design BMW Motorrad, explains that they want to build high-performance, emotional, and exclusive 6-cylinder vehicle that makes every ride a special experience, you would forget your destination, you just enjoy the ride.
The very elongated and streamlined silhouette is pretty striking from a distance. It has a drop-shaped silhouette, typical of baggers, reaching the highest point at the front trim. There are 2 side cases integrated in streamlined form that add the final touch of a quintessential bagger. The integrated headlamp, together with striking double circular appearance, creates unique front section with highly expressive look. The rear view rounds off the bike’s overall visual impression. Even the paint finish also creates a shadow effect by manually applying line marking greater depth towards the inside.