What comes as a safety option in your mind when you ride a motorcycle? Definitely the helmet. For years, we have been considering these tiny helmets as our only safety measure. Automobile companies, as well as different startups, are trying their best to build the perfect smart helmets for you. However, when the company is BMW, this should be a lot more than just a smart helmet. To make its 100th birthday a remarkable one, the company has unveiled its fourth Vision Vehicle, the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100. And according to BMW, this futuristic motorcycle is so smart that it eliminates the need of a helmet or even a padded suit.
First motorbike with self-balancing system
What will make you ride this amazing motorcycle confidently without a helmet, is its self-balancing system. Whether or not you’re moving, the self-balancing system will keep the bike upright. This is a boon for the newcomers as there would be no tension about topping over. Also, this could make the experts push their limits more than usual.
While claimed as the motorcycle of the future, this BMW motorcycle doesn’t come with an instrumental cluster. Instead, they come up with “The Visor,” a pair of glasses that you can control with your eye movements, span the complete field of vision and correlate to provide active feedback about the road condition to the rider. Also, with the help of a “Digital Companion,” it provides adjustment ideas and riding advice to optimize your riding experience. It means you can spend more time now enjoying your ride rather than worrying about the speed and range.
Well, as the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 is still a concept, you’re not going to see them on the road anytime soon. However, considering the future where most of the cars will be autonomous and everything is powered by artificial intelligence, this could indicate what the future of the motorcycle industry should be.