BMW just made a world premiere of the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 concept, which is the fourth vision vehicle, promising more freedom with greater connectivity between the rider, the bike and the outside world.

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Following the BMW VISION NEXT 100, unveiled at the Munich Centenary Event on 7 March, and the MINI VISION NEXT 100 and Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100, now comes the BMW Motorrad brand, presenting its vision of premium future motorcycle mobility. The assistance systems in the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 are to anticipate, advise when action is needed and intervene to keep the rider safe.

BMW also issued a bold claim that ''protective clothing such as helmets and padded suits will no longer be needed,'' so the riders will able to experience pure, absolute freedom of the ride. The Self-Balancing mechanism will keep the motorcycle balanced both while in motion and while stationary, and prevent it from tipping over.

Information is exchanged between rider and bike largely via the smart visor, which spans the rider's entire field of view and provides wind protection as well as relevant information, projected straight into the line of sight.

BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 is based on various elements in the history of BMW Motorrad, accompanied by contemporary twists. The black frame triangle can be tracked back to the first ever motorcycle by BMW Motorrad, the R32, made in 1923. VISION NEXT 100 with a zero-emission drivetrain has the ergonomics and seating position of a roadster, while resembling a naked bike, if one looks at it from the side.

Oct. 14, 2016 Driving photo: BMW

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