Here’s Wired with the report:
The concept shown above will most likely never be seen in a showroom, but BMW hasn’t abandoned their interest in safe urban scooters. “This BMW Motorrad study is likely to remain the only model of its kind,” the company said in a statement. “Nevertheless, findings from the project will find their way into other future developments in the field of single-track vehicles.” BMW will contribute the results of C1-E testing to the European Safer Urban Motorcycling (eSUM) program, a collaboration between BMW and Piaggio that’s active in cities where motorcycling is most prevalent and most dangerous. By making single-track vehicles safer, eSUM hopes to further increase their popularity in order to decrease pollution and traffic congestion. – from Wired
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.