BMW’s newest motorcycle may look like a sci-fi movie prop, but the 2022 BMW CE 04 is actually headed to dealerships. Inspired by BMW Motorrad concept bikes from 2017 and 2020, it’s a futuristic vision of urban transportation with zero emissions. Meanwhile the space-age looks actually permit a surprising degree of practicality.
Range is estimated at 80 miles, BMW says, from the 8.9 kWh battery. That recharges from 20 to 80 percent in 45 minutes on a Level 2 charger. As for performance, the 42 horsepower means a top speed of 75 mph, and 0-30 mph in 2.6 seconds.
There’s a storage compartment for the charger on the side of the bike, plus a large cargo space for a helmet and other items. Sales of the 2022 BMW CE 04 kick off in the US in Q1 2022. It’ll be priced from $11,795.