My first reaction upon hearing about BMW’s Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 was that the name is a mouthful to say.
But really, my initial reaction upon actually seeing the bike was that it certainly looks futuristic as hell.
Edgar Heinrich, head of design at BMW Motorrad told designboom, “normally, when we develop a motorcycle, we tend to think 5 to 10 years in advance. On this occasion, we looked much further ahead and found the experience especially exciting. There are some very attractive prospects. I firmly believe the BMW motorrad VISION NEXT 100 sets out a coherent future scenario for the BMW motorrad brand.”
Equipped with a ‘flexframe,’ the VISION NEXT 100 concept can reportedly perform small changes of direction and rigidity while traveling at high speeds. You’ll also notice from looking at the images below how designers wanted the bike to appear naked, meaning no wires or anything hanging around, or visibility of bearings, joints, screws, etc.
Of course, like a true futuristic motorcycle, the VISION NEXT 100 has some neat self-driving features coupled with a self-balancing system which apparently keeps you safe from harm at all times since the lady in the promo images isn’t wearing any protection whatsoever.
The bike does come with a visor headset which essentially links with the motorcycle itself and helps the rider navigate and provide situational information.
As for the body of the bike itself, it has a polished aluminum finish with aerodynamics added around the rider’s legs.