BMW CE 04 Electric Motorbike
BMW has simply entered full series production of its CE 04 electric motorbike, a futuristic model that may very well be a style of what’s to come back from the German manufacturer.
The CE 04 was first unveiled almost a year ago when many dismissed it as a very ambitious futuristic concept vehicle.
The futuristic half proved to be right, but that’s about it. BMW followed up by asserting the CE 04 would really enter manufacturing. And now that day has come, as the bike begins serial manufacturing on the firm’s Berlin Motorrad plant.
The CE 04 falls somewhere between a maxiscooter and a light electric motorcycle. The peak-rated 31 kW (42 hp) frame-mounted electric motor places it in the identical power class as a number of electric motorcycles from main producers.
The motor additionally gives the bike powerful acceleration, with BMW claiming it could reach a speed of 50 km/h (31 mph) in 2.6 seconds.
Pushed to the max, the CE 04 is rated for a high speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).
A second model will be available with a diminished power rating of just 23 kW (31 hp), though it still reaches the identical top speed. Presumably, it’ll simply take a few more seconds to get there.
The inner battery in the increased spec model provides 8.9 kWh of capability and is rated for up to 130 km (81 miles) of vary. The diminished power model has a maximum range of 100 km (62 miles).
The BMW CE 04 is designed with multiple charging options. House charging choices embody plugging right into a typical wall outlet or utilizing a devoted wall-mounted charger.
The bike can even be capable of recharge from public charging stations, which may very well be a good method for apartment dwellers without charging options at home.
The built-in 2.3 kW charger affords a four-hour recharge, whereas an optional 6.9 kW fast charger upgrade is available to shorten that time to 1 hour and 40 minutes.
BMW claims that the quick charger can provide a 20% to 80% charge in simply 45 minutes, which might allow almost a full charge during a quick lunch stop.
The CE 04 includes advanced rider aides similar to Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), though the latter is an upgradeable option.
There’s also a reverse gear, which is kind of helpful for a heavy 230 kg (507 lb) scooter like this.
BMW is positioning the powerful scooter as a part of its city mobility line, and says that every one of its future city mobility products will be all-electric.
The corporate has additionally produced a police version of the CE 04. That version comes outfitted with tactical storage, lights, and sirens.
Each the civilian and police model of the bike are actually in manufacturing, although customers won’t be capable of purchasing the previous till subsequent 12 months. At that time, the CE 04 will start at USD $11,795.
BMW CE 04 Electric Motorbike EQUIPMENT
- Full LED headlight
- 10.25” TFT display including BMW Motorrad Connectivity
- Keyless Ride
- Three Ride Modes (Eco, Rain, Road)
- BMW Motorrad ABS
- Electronic reverse
- Ventilated storage compartment with USB C
- Side Loading storage compartment featuring lighting
- Standard charging cable for domestic sockets
- Style Avantgarde
- Various seat options
- Quick charger
- Heated grips
- Center stand
- Anti-theft alarm system
- Tire pressure monitor (TPM)
- High windscreen
- Luggage carrier
- Urban Vario topcase
- Urban Collection side bag, small
- Holder for side bag
- Decorative sticker sets
- Quick-charging cable
- and much more