Imagine being able to transport your dirtbike in your trunk. Imagine being able to transport your motorcycle on the lightrail. Imagine being able to charge it as you check your e-mail at Starbucks. Imagine never burning dollars at the gas pump again while gaining the freedom of extreme offroading adventure at the drop of a hat. BMW is making this type of compact all terrain high utility motorcycle available to the public, and it showed an early concept version, the E-Go, at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Smaller than any current production model motorcycle, and weighing in at an astonishing 175 lbs, the E-Go is Husqvarna’s (a wing of BMW) concept of the future urban supermoto, complete with an electric drivetrain, a single-sided front end, smaller wheels that almost seem closer to BMX wheels than those found on current motocross bikes, and an aesthetic and style which is clearly informed both by BMX, vintage dirt bikes, and modern small electric sport bikes.
While this bike is not exactly on the edge of the actualization of production, when it does go into production, and it will in one form or another, it will likely join the BMW motorcycle wing, at least for state side sales.
Phoenix Valley auto enthusiasts can view and test drive any current production model BMW at any Phoenix Valley BMW dealer. Phoenix Valley auto enthusiasts should plan on attending the Phoenix Arizona International Auto Show to learn about the most recent concepts and innovations from cutting edge design outfit like those found under the BMW umbrella, as well as the rest of the auto industry, taking place at the Phoenix Arizona Convention center over Thanksgiving weekend.