Though few details were released, BMW announced that they are embarking in a new direction with their Motorrad division, looking to a new energy source for their high-performance motorcycles. The eRR Supersport is the marque's first electric motorcycle concept, one which takes the lessons learned from the BMW i program and C evolution and applies them further to the world of two wheels. As a press release issued by the marque today announced, it takes the chassis and design of the S 1000 RR, and applies an all-electric drive. As the Head of BMW Motorrad, Stephan Schaller, explained in the release, applying this technology was an easy decision. "If [discussing] acceleration, handling or topspeed – the RR is setting standards," Schaller said of the S 1000 RR. "However, if acceleration on the first metres, up to 50, 60 kph, is the point, the RR’s 199 bhp have to admit defeat by another BMW product: the C evolution with its electric drive." Essentially, because an electric engine provides all of its torque up front, quick acceleration from a standstill is easily possible; the Tesla's crazy 0-60 mph times in various modes prove the point well. No technical details about this concept have been introduced as of yet, but stay with us for updates as they are released. In the meantime, find your own BMW on four wheels from our exclusive listings at the button below.

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