The 101 Concept was just revealed by BMW. The BMW Concept 101 is basically the first bagger styled motorcycle ever built by the German company and from the first look, we can assume it’s targeted at long American highways. Even BMW states that the 101 captures ,,The spirit of the open road.”
The BMW 101 Is powered by the same six cylinder engine as the K1600GT. It also shares the same framework with the GT. This can only mean that the 101 is going to be a great tool for long high speed cruising. Also BMW scores in the exclusivity department as wood and aluminum panels can be found along the motorcycle’s bodywork.
This would be BMW’s second attempt tot build an American styled motorcycle after the R1200C launched back in the late 90s.
An speaking of the American approach, the head of BMW Motorrad Design Edgar Heinrich said that: ,,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.”
As it is, the BMW 101 Concept seems to play in the big league along the Honda F6B, the Victory Magnum and the Harley Davidson Street Glide.
It is rumored that the BMW 101 will be launched later this year and will hit showrooms in 2016.