BMW is set to launch its third generation of bikes in spring 2014 and includes the BMW Cruise Bike, a new sporty version of the M Bike, the Cruise e-bike, and the comfortable and functional all-rounder, the BMW Trekking Bike. Like all vehicles produced by the BMW Group, the 2014 bicycle collection meets top standards in quality and design. The design of this new third-generation frame gives the bicycle’s functional geometric shape a stylish and dynamic look. The signature feature of the bikes in the collection is the “bull neck” on the front of the top tube. BMW says, the frame is reminiscent of a motorcycle, tracing the outline of the tank.
Another enhancement is the third generation bikes’ seamless design. The welding lines are smooth and all cables run inside the frame. The bold color contrasts and subtle branding further complement the clear-cut design by DesignworksUSA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BMW Group. “Our main aim in designing the 2014 bike collection was to harmonize BMW’s distinctive style with customer expectations and produce a recognizable product family,” says Evgueni Maslov, Senior Designer at DesignworksUSA.
The 2014 collection is not just innovative in terms of its design, it also includes a range of new technical features. Alongside innovations by BMW itself, the new models are fitted with components by top manufacturers like Shimano and Suntour. The hydroformed frame is robust and light, guaranteeing optimal efficiency by ensuring maximum power transfer with minimum effort.
BMW has been building innovative high-quality bikes for the past 60 years and has been a trailblazer in the industry on more than one occasion. In the 1950s BMW produced its first bicycle made of aluminium, a material that would only become popular in the industry around 30 years later. BMW engineers also played a role in developing the suspension fork when they applied the design of a motorcycle suspension fork to a mountain bike. The folding mechanism used on the BMW G Bike at the turn of the millennium also proved to be a pioneering development in the industry.
The BMW bike collection 2014 and accessories will be available online at www.bmw-shop.com and from selected BMW dealers from March. While US pricing hasn’t been announced, the European pricing and current equivalent in US dollars are below.
|Product||Retail price (Europe)||Equivalent in US Dollars|
|BMW Cruise Bike||899 Euro||$1,230|
|BMW Cruise M Bike||999 Euro||$1,367|
|BMW Trekking Bike||1,049 Euro||$1,435|
|All Mountain||2,995 Euro||$4,100|
|BMW Cruise e-Bike||2,799 Euro||$3,830|