Is this the bike of the future?

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It is our firm belief that concepts should be conceptual. They should be mad, far out and almost impossible to put into production – the Digimoto R1200R concept is exactly that. Digimoto is a collaboration between Zanzotti, Graydev and Wunderlich and it’s an attempt to fuse man and machine – but not in a terrifying Terminator sort of way.


Starting with a box-fresh BMW R1200R, they stripped the bike before 3D scanning it, enabling them to design custom components. The bike is covered with cameras and sensors that monitor all the relevant riding information before transmitting it all to a display in the rider’s helmet. This allows for what they call “a drastic streamlining” of the machine.

But putting aside the sensors and futuristic elements, the basic design is mind blowing. From the milled aluminium disc wheels, to the laser cut seat and the makrolon brake light – each element is absolutely exquisite. This has no hope of going into production, in fact it’s not even for sale, but perhaps it does give us a glimpse of what we may all be hooning around on in 20 years time. Except it will also fly by then, obviously.

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Jordan Gibbons

By Jordan Gibbons

News Editor, owns some old bikes. Should know better.