Said to be an attractive overall package, the BMW 9cento Concept brings together best of sports, adventure and touring segments
For this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW Motorrad has revealed a new concept called the 9cento. Building upon the strong presence at the annual event by showcasing Gran Lusso Coupe and Zagato Coupe in 2017 from the car division, the Motorrad has designed the 9cento with all intends and purposes to become an out-and-out sports touring motorcycle.
The concept won’t stay in the record books as a design study as it is confirmed to preview a new Adventure Sport model from the German company. Beyond all the flashes and glamour the concept brings to the table, it has a conventional well-defined styling of an ADV.
This goes on to say the production model is not far off the reach. Although no plans have been divulged by the brand about the road-going version, it is expected to carry forward the legacy of the famed GS and S series.
The BMW 9cento concept adorns a sculpted looking design with sharp ‘hovering’ body panels, aluminium components milled in the direction of front wheel, sleek and angled front end with evolutionary dual headlamp design, tall windscreen, etc.
BMW brings more practicality into the picture with what has been termed as Innovative Storage Space Concept. It is a supple unit and based on the preference riders can make use of a clip-on element – a storage case or rear passenger seat can be installed.
Said to be an attractive overall package, the BMW 9cento Concept brings together best of sports, adventure and touring segments – defining an entirely new category of its own. It is built on carbon fibre reinforced plastic frame and has a milled aluminium rear carrier.
Its touring-based suspension has long travel capability and is also endorsed to provide good levels of comfort. Powertrain details of the concepts have not been released by BMW but along with the concept bike, its designers have created two new jackets made out of Kevlar and leather.