BMW has introduced the new i Vision AMBY at the IAA Mobility event. The BMW i Vision AMBY looks similar to an e-bike, but the brand boasts that the concept has many more possibilities. The i Vision AMBY is the first high-speed pedelec for urban riders and one of five concepts that the brand is presenting during the IAA Mobility event in Munich.
BMW i Vision AMBY – Power unit
The BMW i Vision AMBY, apart from human power, also comes with “adaptive mobility”. The electric bike comes with an electric drive system and three different modes different types of roads. The modes control the drive system and allow the rider to choose three different speeds. For example, on the cycle tracks, the rider can limit the speed to 25 kmph. In city centres, the pedelec can traverse with speeds of up to 45 kmph. On multi-lane roads and outside urban areas, the i Vision AMBY can reach a top speed of up to 60 kmph.
It is also important to note that insurance and corresponding plates are required for higher speeds. The BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY features motorcycle-style footrests instead of pedals and throttle on the grip. The BMW i Vision AMBY comes with a 2,000 Wh battery pack. The battery is positioned in the centre of the frame and helps maintain the centre of gravity. The battery is capable of delivering a range of 300 km on a single charge, depending on the mode. The AMBY weights 30 kgs and comes with 27.5-inch wheels with chunky rubber tyres.
BMW i Vision AMBY – Design & Features
The BMW i Vision AMBY features a light and athletic design language. The bike comes with ultra-fine details that set it apart from standard e-bikes. The i Vision AMBY comes with a large frame structure that reverberates with stability and power. The frame geometry is a mix of a racing bike and a sporty e-bike.
The AMBY comes with an upper frame tube crafted from four sculptural aluminium profiles. The space between the profiles also offers a storage room for a backpack or laptop bag. The handlebars also get a smartphone integration pad that holds the device using magnets. The bike also gets a horizontal LED light strip, vertical LED rear light in the seat post, and 120 mm of suspension travel on the front and rear.