Saturday, May 24, 2014

BMW Concept Roadster unveiled at the 2014 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

BMW Concept Roadster BMW Concept Roadster
BMW Concept Roadster BMW Concept Roadster
BMW Concept Roadster BMW Concept Roadster
The new BMW Concept Roadster struts its stuff...

After last year's Concept Ninety, BMW have now let loose with the new Boxer-engined Concept Roadster, which has been unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The bike is powered by BMW's 1170cc Boxer-twin, which produces 125 horsepower and 125Nm of torque. A tubular steel space frame and single-sided swingarm with integrated cardan shaft drive completes the package. "The BMW Concept Roadster is exciting to look and is at least as exciting to ride," says Ola Stenegard, Head of Vehicle Design, BMW Motorrad.

With its squat, aggressive proportions, full LED headlamp, milled aluminium fuel tank and tail section, and integrated single seat clad in perforated Alcantara leather, the BMW Concept Roadster looks really cool. But it's built to do more than just look cool. "A protection pad on the valve covers indicates that the BMW Concept Roadster can and should be taken around bends at extreme banking angles. Inspired by the knee pads of a racing suit, it gives the BMW Concept Roadster a touch of racing flair," says the press note from BMW. Hell, yes!

1 (7) 1 (8) 1 (9) 1 (10) 1 (11) 1 (12) 1 (13) 1 (14) 1 (15) 1 (17)


Anonymous said...

Nice bike but still not as sexy as a MG Griso.

Anonymous said...

I'd buy if production bike was close to concept.



2WD AC Schnitzer AJS Akrapovic all-wheel-drive Alpinestars AMG Aprilia Ariel Audi Avinton Bajaj Barry Sheene Benelli Bianchi Bimota BMW Bosch Brammo Brembo Britten BSA Buell Bultaco Cagiva Campagna Can-Am Carver Casey Stoner Caterham Chinese bikes Classics Concept Bike Confederate CRandS Custom-built Dainese Derbi Diesel Ducati Eddie Lawson EICMA 2008 EICMA 2009 EICMA 2012 EICMA 2013 EICMA 2014 EICMA 2015 EICMA 2016 Electric Ferrari Fischer flying machines Freddie Spencer Giacomo Agostini Gilera Harley-Davidson Helmets Henderson Hero Motocorp Hesketh Honda Horex Husqvarna Hybrid Hyosung Ilmor Indian Intermot 2012 Intermot 2014 Intermot 2016 Interviews Isle of Man TT Jawa Jay Leno Jeremy Burgess Kawasaki Kevin Schwantz KTM Lamborghini Lambretta Laverda Lazareth Lotus Mahindra Malaguti Markus Hofmann McLaren Mercedes-Benz Mick Doohan Midual Millepercento Mission Motors Mondial Morbidelli Morgan Moriwaki Moto Guzzi Moto Morini Moto2 Moto3 MotoCzysz MotoGP MotoGP-2007 MotoGP-2008 MotoGP-2009 MotoGP-2010 Motorcycle Design Motus MTT MV Agusta MZ News Nissan Norton NSU Peraves Petronas Peugeot Photography Piaggio Porsche Quad Renard Renault Riding Impressions Roehr Ronax Ronin Rotary Royal Enfield Scooters Segway Shootouts Short Films Skills Specials stunt riding Supercharged Suter Suzuki Toyota Travel trike Triumph Turbo TVS Two-stroke Ural V10 V12 V4 V6 V8 Valentino Rossi Velocette Vespa Victory Vincent Volkswagen Voxan Vyrus Wakan Wayne Gardner Wayne Rainey Wunderlich Yamaha Yoshimura Zagato