BMW are famous not only with making perfect cars, but they also proved that they can develop and sell very good motorcycles. Recently the 1,000,000th BMW motorcycle with Integral ABS, a BMW K 1300 R, left the production line in Berlin-Spandau.

The active and passive safety always have been one of the priorities, whenever BMW develop a motorcycle. A huge variety of active safety features have been developed and integrated in BMW bikes since 2005. The list includes: RDC Tyre Pressure Control, ASC Anti-Slip Control, the new Race ABS and the DTC Traction Control incorporated in the new BMW S 1000 RR and on the top of this there is an innovative range of BMW Motorrad rider equipment.

The newest creation from BMW is C1-E Concept. The bike provides extra protection for the rider with the safety cell with roll-over bar. C1-E has also a energy-absorbing impact element at the nose end. A seat-belt is added to grant extra safety.

The new motorcycle is powered by electric motor. Alternatively the vehicle could also be equipped with an efficient, low-emissions internal combustion engine.

Series production ot the Concept is currently not planned, but the development achievements in the project will be very helpful for improving the safety of single-track vehicles.

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