BMW Concept 9cento: Designer Andrew Martin in a short interview

Year for year, using the BMW Group, the Concorso d’eleganza on the shores of lake Como as a platform for spectacular world premieres. A Highlight for all two-wheeled Fans, the Debut of the BMW Concept 9cent is 2018. Under the applause of invited guests and journalists, the Design study for a Adventure Sport-Tourer rolls Este on Friday night in the garden of the Villa d’.

On the saddle of Andreas Martin sits. The 36-year-old since six years ago to the Design Team from BMW Motorrad, and is responsible for the striking design language of the Concept Bikes responsible. In the Short Interview, Martin explains the concept behind his design.

How do you pronounce the name of the new Concept Bikes really?
Correctly pronounced, the Name BMW Motorrad Concept Nove Cento.

What is the Design concept behind the new Bike?
The approach is, we want to unite in this vehicle the best attributes from three segments – sports, Adventure, Tourer.

 As was implemented this basic idea work in practice?
The sporting attributes, we are, by aligning the entire vehicle on the front wheel. The weight of the vehicle and the dynamics are directed to the front. The tail, however, as lean as possible, and far above placed. If you want to go further into Detail, it is the individual lines and the orientation of the surfaces. In this Concept Bike a lot of love to Detail, in order to transport also subconsciously a sporty look and feel. The character of the Tour a lot of attributes to stress. The “Floating Panels” on the side that are pulled forward together and which open to the rear to provide Wind and weather protection. On the other, the breakthrough between the mask Panel and the tank surface that directs the Airflow so that it is during the journey as pleasant as possible. The relatively high wind shield. This is higher than on a Supersport Bike. Touring character but also, of course, thanks to the innovative stowage compartment concept. The Adventure aspects are related mainly to the suspension, where we have long-travel suspension, to achieve more convenience in the driving dynamics.

What is the special feature of the storage compartment System is?
We put two functions in one Element: a logical way to provide the subjects of storage space, but also increase the seat area substantially, so that the pillion or the pillion has more comfort.

What a Motor, the Concept drives the Bike?
I am not permitted to say anything.

What are the chances for mass production?
In the stage we are now at the moment, we want to show in the first place, what we can imagine – to push, to us internally as the BMW Motorrad Team in a direction. Now we wait for the Feedback from the market. How are the individual elements and ideas? How is the vehicle in its entirety? Then we have what is then actually driven forward, and whether a complete vehicle is developed in this Form look. But it’s then in the future after this Event and after the presentation.

Interview: Jonas Eling


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