An electric commuter/off-road motorcycle, a concept electric BMW and the new Yamaha Ténéré 700 adventure bike have been honoured with international iF Design Awards.
They are among hundreds of awards announced this year for products and concepts from baby prams to an automated toilet cleaner.
The iF Design Award is a global contest celebrating world-renowned design in the fields of product, packaging, communication, interior design, service design, professional concept and architecture.
Previous motorcycle award winners include the Yamaha’s MT-10 SP, its robot-controlled Motoroid concept bike, the Cake Kalk off-road electric bike, AGV Sport Modular helmet and BMW’s Motorrad Concept Link scooter.
The Ösa is a utility urban commuter with some off-road capabilities.
It features a unique clamp-on system that acts as a workstation, an integrated mobile power station and flexible transport packages.
Judges said: “If users prioritise matters of sustainability, responsibility and respect, in conjunction with an active lifestyle and the need for a change in urban commuting, this is the future!”
It’s not necessarily going to make it into production, but it does show that BMW is thinking about how an electric motorcycle would look.
Yamaha Ténéré 700
This is the seventh successive time Yamaha have won an iF Design award.
Yamaha also won an award this year for their YNF-01 four-wheeled mobility vehicle.
The judges were impressed with the Ténéré’s minimalist styling.
“Behind the rally-bred quad-LED headlight, the 16-litre fuel tank provides over 350 km of potential range while the beefy suspension front and rear handily soak up rough terrain. As adventure bike models balloon in size and complexity, the Ténéré remains a simpler, more straightforward partner for the journey.”