BMW, which is famous for motorcycles as well as cars, revealed a new concept of motorcycle in California on Tuesday. The BMW designers forecast, how motorcycles might be like decades from now. Basically, they will offer all of the enthusiasm of today’s bikes, but none of the danger.
Besides self-balancing wheels, the bike has an “electronic safety cage” that communicates with other vehicles and road sensors to help it automatically dodge crashes.
“Its self-balancing system will help protect the rider at any time,” said Edgar Heinrich, the design director of BMW’s motorcycle division. “Any late reaction from the driver will trigger and the vehicle will balance out.”
This is a concept vehicle, so we are not sure how much of this stuff the bike BMW showed off can actually do. It’s also unclear how long it will be before an actual manufacture model of the motorcycle could do these things.