BMW Motorrad has announced plans to fund development of their R1200GS Adventure Hover Ride™ concept with production aimed for 2024.
The Hover Ride™ is the work of an elite team within the BMW Junior Company, an innovative unit in which engineers from diverse departments work on projects that push the bounds of contemporary technologies and pave a vision for the future.
Alexander Buckan, Head of Vehicle Design at BMW, says:
“Riding a bike is all about freedom, but the ultimate freedom is to go anywhere. I believe the GS Adventure is the right answer to almost every challenge.”
The dampers stabilize the wings and reduce buffeting under high-G maneuvers. The combustion engine is a retro-inspired housing for the proton exhange membrane (PEM) fuel cell/lithium-ion battery hybrid system that powers the anti-gravity thrusters, which will be accompanied by a faux boxer engine soundtrack.
Sources say the main drawback of the Hover Ride™ is that the anti-gravity thrusters only work on April 1st of each year.