The BMW Concept Roadster features a 2-cylinder boxer engine, plus a tubular space frame, and a single-sided swing arm with cardan drive.
The aspirations of BMW Motorrad with regard to future generations of boxer-powered roadsters take concrete, emotionally charged shape at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 in the form of the BMW Concept Roadster. Last year BMW Motorrad presented the BMW Concept Ninety here – a modern interpretation of a classic BMW motorcycle with boxer engine that demonstrated just how emotional a retrospective on 90 years of BMW Motorrad can be. “By contrast, the contemporary emotional appeal of the BMW Concept Roadster shows that, as far as BMW is concerned, motorcycling is much more than just perfect function,” explains Edgar Heinrich, Head of BMW Motorrad Design.
The new BMW Concept Roadster comes with BMW’s latest generation boxer engine, which generates 92 kW (125 bhp) at 7,750 rpm from 1,170 cc with a maximum torque of 125 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
It also comes with LED light banks, which BMW says give the Concept Roadster a ‘distinctive face’ and ‘extremely technical’ look,