Wednesday, November 05, 2008

BMW Lo Rider concept unveiled in Milan


The BMW Lo Rider concept. Brutal, but very, very cool...


After the Husqvarna SMQ and Aprilia Mana X concepts, we have the BMW Lo Rider concept, which… actually looks very cool! Naked and stripped down, the Lo Rider looks quite purposeful. If Mad Max were German, he’d probably ride one of these…

With its flat-twin engine, 17-inch wheels, twin petal-type brake discs at front (with six-piston calipers), USD fork, Paralever single-sided swingarm, Ohlins rear suspension and gnarly styling that’s reminiscent of some 1960s scramblers, the Lo Rider is an engaging mix of old-world simplicity and new-age high-tech.

The bike was designed by a team led by David Robb, Head of Design Development at BMW Motorrad. Well done, Mr Robb, we quite like your motorcycle. Now will you please take an F800R to your lab and see what can be done to improve its styling…

4 comments:

Wm. ERROL PACE said...

The David Robb BMW Low Rider, well for me, Robb finally has got something visually correct for a change. Low Rider? I see this as a perfect step in the direct of a R Street Fighter. It has great lines of the Old with the New and the stubby tail section is out of this world for me. Just when I want to write off BMW and stick with my 1997 R1100RA, BMW gets it correct with this beautiful, yes beautiful, such an odd thing for BMW, moto. As in the film -Field of Dreams- "Build it, and they will come." Count me in on this one. I'll take deliver of mine at BMW TouringSport in Greenville, South Carolina from Fearless Fred Zust on Laurens Road. Semper Motociclismo, Wild Bill Pace

Mark.W said...

fantastic. this is just fantastic. if the terminator were being made today, this bike is what Arnie would be riding, no question. i LOVE this bike! 8-)

Mark.W said...

fantastic. this is just fantastic. if the terminator were being made today, this bike is what Arnie would be riding, no question. i LOVE this bike! 8-)

The_Maxster said...

Build it, BeeEm, and I'll buy the first one.

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