BMW Motorrad has a long tradition of new technology and new concepts for “mobility on two wheels.” Again and again they have presented studies with views to the future. One such study is the new experimental vehicle called the eRR. It was created as a project with the Technical University of Munich and embodies the idea of an electric-powered supersport motorcycle made by BMW Motorrad.
Several years ago, BMW launched their i-series that showed BMW Group’s visionary and sustainable approach to mobility with the BMW i3 and i8 automobiles and their revolutionary design principles (aluminum chassis and passenger cabin made from carbon fiber). And BMW Motorrad’s C evolution proved that zero emissions and practicality does not exclude riding fun.
By presenting the experimental vehicle eRR, BMW Motorrad goes one step further and shows the possibilities for an all-electric supersport motorcycle. Regarding design and chassis technology the eRR leans on the production S1000RR superbike but uses an all-electric drivetrain.
Stephan Schaller, Head of BMW Motorrad, emphasizes, “Since its market launch, the RR has been giving motorsport riders goosebumps. Whether during acceleration, handling or top speed – the RR is setting standards. However, when it comes to acceleration over the first meters, sprints up to 50, 60 kph, is the point, the RR’s 199 bhp has been beaten by another BMW product: the C evolution with its electric drive. We asked ourselves: What happens when combining a sport motorcycle and an electric drive? The experimental eRR vehicle brings the topic of zero emission and electric drive to a new, more fascinating level.”
Additional technical details will be coming from BMW Motorrad later.