BMW has just revealed its funky new learner-legal electric commuter.
With the rolling out of Ultra Low Emissions Zones across the UK and a continued push towards electrification, BMW’s battery-powered naked bike could be perfectly placed to tempt the next generation to take to two-wheels. Though they’ll need deep pockets to get their hands on one, thanks to its £7450 price tag.
There’s little doubt the CE-02 properly cool bit of kit… with its stripped-back, futuristic styling like nothing else on the market. But what’s actually going on beneath the surface?
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It’s a fairly versatile bit of kit that’s suitable for those on either AM or A1 licences, with its air-cooled lithium-ion battery capable of providing 5.4bhp or 14.8bhp of power to the motor. And there’s 40.6lb-ft of torque to play with to help it make swift progress off the line.
The full power model weighs in at 132kg, has an easy-to-manage seat height of 750mm, and a set of agility-focused 14-inch wheels – while suspension is looked after by some 37mm upside down forks up front and a mono shock at the rear. And when plugged into the wall, the full power version will take just over 5 hours to charge (though there’s also a fast charger option available which cuts the time down to 3.5 hours).
As you’d expect, there’s also a raft of rider aids – including a smartphone-compatible 3.5in TFT dash, ‘Flow’ and ‘Surf’ riding modes (with an additional ‘Flash’ mode available as an extra), a USB-C socket and keyless ignition.
Set to go on sale in April next year, if you want to know about the cool but costly commuter, then nip over to the BMW website.
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