Watch out Harley Davidson! There's a new motorcycle in town, and it's one of the sleekest motorcycles you've ever seen.
BMW has just unveiled a prototype of the Motorrad Vision Next 100, which looks like something pulled straight from science fiction. The Vision Next 100 is a self-balancing motorcycle that can't tip over. It also uses a "Flexframe" rather than the typical suspension system. This means that when you make a turn, it's not just the front wheel and handles that turn, it's the entire front of the motorcycle.
Another exciting thing about the Vision Next 100 is that it's said to be able to predict road hazards. In fact, BMW is so confident in its design, its novice drivers of the Vision Next 100 wouldn't even need to wear helmets. Instead, drivers would have a pair of visors that would display information about what to expect on the road ahead. These visors would also display a projection of everything picked up by the rearview camera.
Even with these high-tech advances, we don't think taking it for a spin without a helmet is smart. It may be harder for this bike to fall over, but the bike can't compensate for some human error.
As of right now, BMW is keeping the secrets of how this prototype works under wraps. The company has only released images and a video designed to excite consumers about where the future of motorcycles is headed.