The Concept Link projects a display of important information – speed, navigation and battery life – into the rider’s field of vision while “secondary information” is displayed on a glove-sensitive tablet on the handlebars.
It connects to the internet and even knows what’s in the rider’s calendar to calculate their destination and plan the fastest or most scenic route. It will also select the most suitable music for the occasion.
“The focus is also on being able to enjoy the riding experience without any distractions,” BMW says.
BMW believes the rider will also wear special motorcycle clothing that doesn’t look like normal riding gear. It will include light shoulder and elbow protectors made of water-repellent “loden cloth”.
It will also have sensors that allow the rider to just wave their arm to open and close the sliding door of the luggage compartment.
The low-slung scooter features flat energy packs in the underfloor and a compact rear drive.