BMW and BMW Motorrad unveil Amby electric bike concept
BMW has unveiled the i Vision Amby Concept, a smart new electric bike that uses geofencing and a phone app to adjust its maximum power output.
The Amby, which stands for ‘Adaptive Mobility’, gets a 2 kWh battery, which is much bigger than most e-bike batteries, and allows the Amby to reach speeds of up to 60 km / h, with a range of 300 km, which equates to a lot of electricity. cars. The fast charging stand allows the battery to be fully recharged in three hours.
It’s made from partially recyclable materials, like the i Vision Circular, and uses a new brake fluid derived from rapeseed oil.
Using a smartphone app, users can set the maximum speed of the bike on the fly, between 25km / h, 45km / h and 60km / h full. Maximum speed mode consumes a lot of power, drastically reducing the range to 75 km.
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The same app can store user license classes, purchase on-demand insurance, and view the bike’s current charge level and other functions.
BMW also said gears could change automatically using geolocation technology, which means the bike will slow down in city centers or on specified cycle lanes and accelerate again outside of those areas.
The bike still has pedals, which are used to keep speeds high as there doesn’t seem to be any throttle of any kind. However, it does get a one-sided swingarm for extra styling points.
If you’re looking for something a little more electric motorcycle / ATV crossover style, take a look at the Amby from BMW Motorrad.
BMW doesn’t say exactly, but it looks like the Motorrad Amby uses the same electrical components as the e-bike version, which means a theoretical maximum range of 300 km and a top speed of 60 km / h.
It’s a bit slower than other electric motorcycles on the market, but it looks like the Motorrad Vision Amby is more of an electric mountain bike that mimics a motocross bike.
As such, it has a manual throttle, a seat height of 830mm, and replaces the pedals with footrests to better mimic a motorcycle.
Big tires position the bike more as a go-anywhere, as do high-end suspension components, while a small square electronic ink display on the rear indicates which riding mode the bike is in.
It is not known if the retro jacket in silver satin comes with the bike. We would like to think so.
BMW hasn’t said if it would put either of these into production but, if it builds them, we wouldn’t expect them to be cheap.