Hybrids, which have conquered the world of four-wheeled vehicles, are now “taking roots” in the two-wheeled world. The company BMW presented the concept of the future hybrid motorcycle – BMW R1200GS LC Hybrid. The model was developed by Wunderlich company. In public domain, the bike is already dubbed “water goose”.
Outside BMW R1200GS LC Hybrid received an additional color in the form of green and blue bands. And trunk space is now occupied by lithium-ion batteries of the electric motor. The latter is mounted on the front wheel and gives BMW an additional capacity of 7.6 kW. The battery itself is recharged by regenerative braking energy. These implementations, greatly influenced the overall weight of the motorcycle, exceeding the usual mark of 238 kg.
Also, it is worth noting that the rear wheel is set in motion by 125-power engine with capacity of 1170 “cubes”, with liquid cooling. If the bike will move only on the electric motor, the maximum speed is 20 km/h. Also, the electric motor can be used to move backwards. All-wheel drive will make it possible to develop a speed of over 130 km/h, giving the bike a great grip on a variety of surfaces.
There is no official data on the price of the new BMW R1200GS LC Hybrid. It is known that the whole package of improvements is about 6000 Euros, and “non-hybrid” version of a motorcycle costs 20,000 Euros. It turns out that the preliminary price may reach 26,000 Euros.