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Gamite
11-10-2009, 02:59 PM
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BMW Motorrad creates a concept motorbike with a straight-six engine


Who knows better than BMW how to build a straight-six powerplant?

BMW Motorrad has decided to put its engineering prowess to create a motorbike with a straight-six engine. The Concept 6 was designed in Cafe Racer style and is intended to expand BMW's K-series model range sometime in the future.

The straight-six is 10 cm slimmer than a traditional production 6-cylinder in order to be fit into the Concept 6 design. The 1.6 liter engine generates about the same amount of power as the straight-four of the K-Series but substantially more torque. 130 Nm of torque (96 lb-ft) already becomes available at 2,000 rpm. Fuel economy comparable to the straight-four is also had by means of E-gas technology.

Design cues include the long front end and short back end feature of the classic Cafe Racer as well as the Split Face of current BMW Motorrad models.

The suspension is a bridge frame made of light-alloy while Duolever and lightweight Paralever arms hold the front and rear wheels in place.

A nifty LED display tells the driver how much torque is available at any given moment.

Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/109111022984/bmw-motorrad-reveals-concept-6---as-in-six-cylinders

Steve30
11-10-2009, 03:04 PM
looks good but i would prefer an undertail exhaust to fill all that space

MiroE36
11-10-2009, 03:17 PM
i concur with steve, but the current exhaust is pretty wicked looking

DANIMAL
11-10-2009, 03:17 PM
looks good but i would prefer an undertail exhaust to fill all that space

+1 as I am a huge fan of the underseat exhaust, but in defence of BM Motorrad that is one of the best looking stock side exhausts I have seen.

///M-TRD3
11-10-2009, 07:32 PM
I think that rendering of the bike looks fantastic. Sounds promising... couldn't help but think back to the old Honda CBX bikes (1100) those were great straight six bikes.

Steve30
11-10-2009, 07:52 PM
true, the more I look at it the more I like it :D

i concur with steve, but the current exhaust is pretty wicked looking

Vander
11-10-2009, 08:06 PM
this picture is hilarious! :D

Nick_V
11-10-2009, 08:49 PM
I think the term, "eccentric" is a good way to describe BMW bikes, and this is not an exception. The look is a bit much for me, but it's definitely unique. And I'm sure it HAULS ASS and probably sounds incredible, but the instantaneous torque display is a bad idea cause a) who really cares enough about it to actually have a dedicated display for it, and b) if you're looking at it all the time admiring how much torque you have at any given moment, you're bound to get hurt.

Bullet Ride
11-10-2009, 09:05 PM
Interesting looking bike. To long and heavy though. I'll stick with the S1000RR.

Fern3
11-11-2009, 11:05 PM
this picture is hilarious! :D

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha