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BMW eRR Is the Electric Brother of the S1000RR

BMW revealed the eRR electric superbike only days ahead of the EICMA 2015, taking everyone by surprise and generating more questions and dreams than we can count.
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Unfortunately, the concept bike wasn't brought at the show in Milan, with BMW preferring a more low-key unveiling at its headquarters, in Munich. Either way, it's now time to meet the eRR in the flesh, and we like what we see.

If anything, we believe that the eRR will make it into production in the not-so-distant future. BMW has never been too keen on working on concepts and prototypes that would not make it to production and this gives us hope. If the electric superbike project makes it to fruition and retains at least partially the authoritative presence of the gas-powered S1000RR, we might be witnessing history in the making.

So far, little is known about the eRR, save for the fact that it mimics the looks of the S1000RR almost to perfection, except for the missing exhaust silencer. We did not take measurements, but the bodywork looks exactly like that of the S1000RR.

Of course, the right-side grills are still there, and this makes us smile. The eRR's cooling needs are so different from those of the S1000RR, but it looks like BMW wanted to maintain the distinctive appearance of the ICE machine.

Created as a joint project together with the Technical University of Munich, the eRR Concept's all-electric motor is more of a test bed for a future electric bike powertrain that combines zero emissions with performance - not such a bad combination if you ask us.

We will be talking to BMW Motorrad Chief Designer Ola Stenegard soon and we hope that he will be so kind as to provide us with more insights about what the electric future might have in store for us.

 
 
 
 
 

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