Its boxer engine has been replaced with something much quieter.
BMW Motorrad, the automaker's motorcycle division, unveiled the Vision DC Roadster concept on Tuesday.
The manufacturer did away with the Beemer's staple flat-two "boxer" gas engine and replaced it with an electric motor and battery.
Given the small nature of the electric motor, and the relatively not-small nature of the batteries required for decent range, BMW Motorrad shuffled things up a bit.
The battery is now where the boxer engine used to be, and the OEM did the best it could to arrange it so that it still bore a passing resemblance to an internal combustion engine.
The cooling elements are exposed and placed in the air stream to keep temperatures manageable.
When the bike starts up, the cooling elements move outward.
See? It's slightly more protruded now.
Instead of using a chain to drive the rear wheel, it uses a universal shaft.
Since there's no gas engine, that means there's no need for a gas tank, which means there's more space to get expressive with the design.
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