BMW Concept eRR

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BMW Motorrad is ready to get into the electric motorcycle world, and as such has debuted an electric superbike concept, the BMW eRR. Built in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich, the project explores the German brand’s options when it comes to electric motorcycles.

“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,” says Stephan Schaller, head of BMW Motorrad.

the BMW eRR looks like an obvious retrofit into a BMW S1000RR chassis, complete with the gaping hole near the rear tire the that bike’s exhaust system used to fill.

Schaller does suggest the eRR offers impressive acceleration, saying even BMW’s electric C Evolution scooter is faster off the line, at least up to about 30 mph or so.

Most of the electric superbikes pack around 200 horsepower, and the eRR might do the same. Still, thanks to the instantaneous torque deployment, 200 electric horsies feel much meaner than 200 petrol-generated ones.