BMW Vision NEXT 100: A motorcycle so safe, ‘you don’t need a helmet’. Too good to be true?

BMW Vision NEXT 100: A motorcycle so safe, ‘you don’t need a helmet’. Too good to be true?

The bike’s dangerous, the technology is limited, from where we’re looking at it, there’s a chance that it’ll go up in flames, or be hit by either an irresponsible driver or a driverless car whose software has gone all haywire.

The BMW Motorrad (the German giant’s two-wheeler division) had earlier this week unveiled a concept that it calls the Vision Next 100, to mark its centenary. This concept motorcycle, if anything, is a marriage of age-old traditions and developments in technology, officiated at the altar of utopia.

It’s a motorcycle that claims to be so stable that it doesn’t need a stand to stay upright even when it’s at a standstill. But the staying upright part goes further, to the point where BMW Motorrad claims that it wouldn’t fall over even while riding. And it’s stranger even, because the motorcycle has no suspension setup.

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