The BMW Motorrad Concept Link seemed like a vision too distant, back in 2017; and now the Definition CE 04 scooter brings to life what BMW envisioned zero-emission mobility to be. This is the closest BMW is to designing an electric scooter for the production lines, as the final version is not going to much different from the Definition CE 04. Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design at BMW Motorrad says, “ The BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 is the logical continuation of the electromobility strategy for urban conurbations and provides a concrete preview of what a contemporary production vehicle could look like, with which we will take two-wheel electric mobility in metropolitan areas to a new level, both technically and visually.”
The electric scooter designed for short city rides (approx. 12 km per day) is a true amalgam of urban styling and digitally connected aesthetics that will ultimately define the future. It is unlike any other scooter on the roads with a low profile, an elongated design that rises diagonally at the front to create a silhouette for a modern look. The low battery positioning gives more freedom for storing things like a helmet or a laptop bag. To give the cool ride its distinct character, there is the dual-tone – Mineral White metallic and a matt black well complemented by the hints of orange. Interestingly, BMW Motorrad has left the drive unit, cooling ribs, single-sided swingarm, spring strut, and tooth belt exposed to give a sneak-peak into the innards. The U-shaped front LED lights and the C shaped rear lights also lend a distinct appeal to the Cyberpunk 2077 worthy look.
User-friendliness and practicality are always at the forefront for BMW Motorrad, hence, the Definition CE 04 is totally connected to the rider with a companion app and the 10.25-inch display. Even more interesting is the connected white-colored warm parka that has flexible protectors, integrated light guides in the sleeves, back, and hood for greater visibility. It also has an integrated wireless phone charger in the pocket. Isn’t that amazing, already!
As Julia Lein, Head of Rider Equipment Design at BMW Motorrad rightly explained, “We deliberately wanted to create a fashionable look that is urban yet highly functional rather than classic motorcycle clothing. We want to develop products with which you can get off the vehicle and go about your everyday business hassle-free. At the same time, the rider equipment offers the protection you are used to from BMW Motorrad and even becomes part of the vehicle communication to the outside world.” We are already imagining ourselves zooming into the future!
Designer: BMW Motorrad