BMW’s Electric Motorcycle CE 02 and Connected Ride Smart Glasses Launched!

Comes with Impressive 90km Battery Life. Also Stay Focused on the Road with BMW’s Latest Connected Ride Smart Glasses

On July 8, the latest news in science and technology revealed that BMW has launched a new electric motorcycle called the CE 02. This electric vehicle is designed for urban travel and comes two years after the launch of the CE 04.

It’s worth noting that BMW doesn’t classify the CE 02 as an electric motorcycle, but rather an eParkourer, which is a reference to the sport of parkour.

The CE 02 has a futuristic design and its compact size emphasizes a modern style. The frame, wheels, front fender, and top fairing are all black, while the engine cover is matte granite gray metal, creating a stylish contrast with the bodywork.

Equipped with an 11kW motor, the CE 02 has a maximum speed of 95km/h and can travel up to 90km on a single charge. A 0.9kW charger comes standard, and there’s also a 1.5kW fast charging option available. For consumers who don’t require as much performance, a 4kW power model will also be offered.

In addition to the CE 02, BMW has introduced Connected Ride smart glasses specifically designed for riders for the first time, priced at 690 euros (about 62132 INR), with a 10-hour battery life on a single charge.

bmw electric motorcycle smart glasses

The CE 02 also comes with a pair of smart glasses that allow riders to view important data such as speed, gear, and navigation information in a more convenient and intelligent form.

This feature helps ensure driving safety by keeping essential information in the rider’s field of vision.

BMW Connected Ride Additional Details

As motorcyclists ride on the road, it’s crucial for them to practice defensive driving and gather information without taking their eyes off the road. BMW has introduced a new product called Connected Ride, which is a pair of smart glasses designed to project essential data like navigation, speed, and gear position on the rider’s visual field.

Created by BMW’s motorcycle division, the Connected Ride glasses resemble bulky sunglasses, and the right lens displays the information. It’s similar to a head-up display found in cars, enabling the rider to view crucial information while keeping their eyes on the road.

The glasses come with adjustable information positioning, and they can connect to Bluetooth-enabled smart devices. Moreover, the BMW Motorrad Connected app enables the display of GPS data.

Since these smart glasses are tailor-made for motorcyclists, BMW provides two sizes (medium and large) to suit various face shapes and helmets. In addition, the glasses come equipped with two lens pairs with different transmittances to cater to different helmet visors.

For instance, one lens pair with 85% light transmission is ideal for helmets with built-in visors. Both lenses have UVA/UVB protection and can be customized for myopia (+/- 4.5 diopters) to meet the user’s requirements.

The glasses have a built-in lithium-ion battery that can last up to 10 hours on a single charge and can be recharged using a USB cable. They can work in temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius or as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius.

These smart glasses come at a high price, with a suggested retail price of 690 euros (Editor’s note: currently about INR 62132).

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BMW’s Electric Motorcycle CE 02 and Connected Ride Smart Glasses Launched!

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