BMW unveils fast, funky electric motorbike designed for teens and young adults
by Micah Toll
September 2, 2021
Just revealed yesterday, the BMW CE 02 concept is designed as an urban electric motorbike that falls somewhere between an electric scooter and electric motorcycle.
It also touts decent range for an urban ride at 56 miles (90 km). Again, that’s probably more than enough for most city riding. And based on how comfortable that seat looks, I imagine the bike will be used for mostly short city hops anyways.
The BMW CE 02 concept may be a stark departure from most other electric motorcycles, but it fits nicely in the design scheme of BMW’s most recent concept electric motorbikes. The company’s CE 04 electric scooter and the Vision DC Roadster electric motorcycles have embodied similarly funky, ultra-modern designs and colorways.
The CE 02 unveiled yesterday includes disc wheels, bright graphics, and a chunky frame sporting a single-sided rear swingarm – all hallmarks of recent BMW concept electric motorbikes.
And in another ode to the teenage and young adult demographic BMW claims to be aiming for, the CE 02 even sports a skateboard mount. I guess the idea is that you can park close to where you need to arrive and then skate the rest of the way there. I don’t see any other foot pegs on the bike, and so the skateboard might also be required equipment to ensure you have somewhere to rest your feet.