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BMW’s Future Motorcycle: No Helmet Required

by Conner Flynn
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BMW recently showed off a bunch of concept vehicles to for its 100th birthday, but this one is the coolest. The Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle is so smart you wouldn’t need a helmet, or even a padded suit. That’s because you shouldn’t fall off at all thanks to a self-balancing system that keeps the bike upright whether it is moving or not.

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The concept bike envisions a flexible frame and tires which adapt to the terrain, rather than a traditional suspension system. Since the bike’s dynamics are fully adjustable, it could provide greater assistance to beginners, and greater dynamics for pro riders.

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You might have also noticed that there’s no instrument panel. That’s because you don’t need one here. Most of the information would be displayed through a smart visor that shows data as it becomes relevant. BMW also says that this is a “zero-emission” bike.

It is a cool concept, but we won’t see it tearing down the road anytime soon. Even with its self-balancing ability, this bike would not protect you from collisions, therefore despite the design, some kind of helmet would still be needed. It’s still a great design.

[via designboom via Engadget]

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