This year at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este that held on the edge of Lake Como in Italy, BMW Motorrad has unveiled its latest Boxer-engined Concept Roadster which “is exciting to look and is at least as exciting to ride.”
The BMW Boxer-engined Concept Roadster follows the Concept Ninety that was presented last year at the same event. Explained as a symbol of how modern and emotional a boxer-powered BMW roadster can be, BMW’s latest Concept Roadster is powered by a powerful 2-cylinder flat-twin engine with a displacement of 1,170cc, and features a single-sided swingarm with shaft final drive and a tubular-steel space frame with the rear structure are made premium-quality milled aluminum. The venerable boxer twin engine has a total output of 125 hp at 7750rpm and 92 lb-ft of torque 6500rpm, with the power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a driveshaft.
Other highlights include a flattened full LED headlamp, a single-saddle, milled aluminum air intakes, valve covers and the “future-oriented” engine spoiler that “performs an aerodynamic function but also incorporates the entire front silencer”. The concept roadsted also comes equipped with upside-down front forks and a monoshock at the rear.
The BMW Concept Roadster looks really cool, but unfortunatelly it is currently a one-off.