BMW & Roland Sands reveal Concept 101 custom cruiser
BMW is one manufacturer that loves to show off its designs through concept vehicles. However, the Bavarian manufacturer is not only known for its cars, its two-wheeler division is also a mighty force to reckon with. The company recently showcased a concept car that paid homage to the legendary 3.0 CSL rally car. Alongside this, BMW also displayed a one-off custom motorcycle concept called the Concept 101. The Concept 101 is a custom “bagger” or cruiser that has been created in California through a collaboration between BMW Designworks, BMW Motorrad and legendary motorcycle builder Roland Sands. Though BMW is not known to create cruiser bikes as such, the Concept 101 is a very attractive looking motorcycle which was displayed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este this year.
Design of the Concept 101 pays excessive attention to detail. The swept-back and elongated design looks stunning and is made from materials like brushed aluminium, carbon fibre and a neatly integrated wooden trim. The wide front fairing and headlight cluster accentuates the cruiser with a buoyant looking front end. The fairing, headlight cluster and rear saddle bags are finished in a silver colour, while the bottom half is done in a darker shade. The saddle on the other hand which also houses the LED tail light strip is crafted in perforated black and brown leather, along with a wooden trim. The dual tailpipes have been immaculately designed having three outlets on each side. The black alloy wheels match well with the overall theme of the motorcycle and look premium as well. The motorcycle is powered by a 1.6-litre (101 cubic inches – from where the bike gets its name), in-line six-cylinder engine.
Though it has a stunning design, we can only wait and see as to whether BMW is contemplating to enter the cruiser segment as well or not. If the company does, then hopeful fans don’t need to worry on the design front as BMW seems to know a lot in this regard, thanks to the Concept 101.
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