Is this the coolest electric scooter you’ve seen so far?
BMW Motorrad has revealed a futuristic-looking scooter called Definition CE 04, and despite it looking very much like a concept, it is in fact, according to the company, a “near-series version” of the Concept Link scooter that was revealed in 2017.
Here are a couple of photos of the concept (first two) and the near-series version for your comparison. Notice that the Definition CE 04 retains most of the design elements from the concept, including the sculpted front fairing with air curtain-like fins at the bottom; the wheel design, and even the shape of the seat. The seat has an adjustable separator, similar to what you’ll find in camera bags, for example. The orange accents look tasteful.
While the LED headlights are easy to locate, the taillights are kinda discreet; they’re integrated into the rear side panels in the form of two C-shaped light elements. And, in case you’re wondering where on earth would one store bits and bobs, well, there you have it, the side panel is openable and apparently, it can store a helmet. Also, a 10.25-inch display has been lifted over from a BMW car, which looks pretty cool in this scooter. It, of course, offers smartphone connectivity.
Motorrad will also offer a waterproof parka with integrated light guides, protectors, and an inductive charging field for a smartphone inside the pocket; black riding jeans, stylish sneakers and a white open face helmet.
As with most modern electric scooters or even an electric car for that matter, the battery pack is mounted on the floor/footrest area, which provides a favourable centre of gravity and therefore a dynamic riding experience. BMW Motorrad has kept the other technical details for another day, so do check back this post for an update. Meanwhile, enjoy a short video clip below.