BMW Motorrad has revealed an experimental electric supersport bike, which the company is calling the eRR. It was created as a project with the Technical University of Munich and “embodies an idea of an electric powered supersport motorcycle made by BMW Motorrad.”
Stephan Schaller, Head of BMW Motorrad, provided this statement in the company press release announcing the eRR.
“Since their market launch, the RR is giving the creeps to motorsport athletes. In acceleration, handling or topspeed – the RR is setting standards. However, if acceleration on the first meters, up to 50, 60 kph, is the point, the RR’s 199 bhp have to admit defeat by another BMW product: the C evolution with its electric drive.
“We asked ourselves: What happens when combining a sport motorcycle and an electric drive? The experimental vehicle eRR brings the topic zero emission and electric drive on a new, more fascinating level.”
BMW plans to announce the technical details of the eRR at a later date, so for now all we’ve got are a handful of pictures to tide us over.