Bike for the Future: BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 gives all of the thrills with none of the danger, as it is so safe riders can cruise without a helmet and never fall off. As a part of the German automaker’s 100th anniversary celebrations, it unveiled its Motorrad Vision Next 100, a sleek, self-balancing prototype.
The zero-emissions bike has self-balancing wheels. The wheels have been designed to stand upright even at a complete stop. It is a stability that the company says will allow riders to forgo riding a helmet.
The design director of BMW’s motorcycle division Edgar Heinrich said, ‘Its self-balancing system will help protect the rider at any time. Any late reaction from the driver will trigger and the vehicle will balance out. In the future, motorcycle riders will be able to enjoy riding without protective gear.’
The bike can be steered without the various joints which are found in today’s motorcycles. The entire frame is adjusted by turning the handlebar hence changing the direction of the bike. The balancing systems will ensure a particularly agile and dynamic riding experience with even lighter handling.