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BMW unveils its ‘Concept 101’ future tourer.

So what do you think to this, the Concept 101 future tourer from BMW?

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It might seem a bit on the futuristic side, and it has been co-designed with American design darling Roland Sands, but if the following quote is anything to go by then BMW are pretty serious about this as a direction for bikes to come: “The Concept 101 opens up a new chapter in the history of our concept bikes. It is the BMW Motorrad interpretation of endless highways and the dream of freedom and independence – the perfect embodiment of “American touring”. Designing this big touring bike study was amazingly exciting for us because we haven’t been involved with a motorcycle concept like this before. To me, the Concept 101 is the epitome of elegance, power and luxury on two wheels,” said Edgar Heinrich, Head of BMW Motorrad Design.

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The bike’s motor is a six-cylinder, 1,649cc (101 cubic inches – the USA measurement for engines – which gives the bike the 101 in its name), BMW says that it built the bike as a future ‘bagger’ to appeal to the American market. The firm also says that the use of wood on the bike gives a warmth to the bike.

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We’re not that sure about this thing… we just can’t get the DN-01 out of our heads, but that’s probably not being very fair to the bagger. Tell us what you reckon to this bike.

Watch the video here.

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