Graz-based automotive design motorheads at Vagabund Moto like BMW bikes as their preferred choice as the starting point. The custom BMW R nineT and custom BMW R100R created by them attracted enough attention from designers over at BMW Motorrad.
As a result, the custom shop’s efforts over these years finally culminated in a collaboration with the dedicated motorcycle brand of BMW, for a multifunctional two-wheeler based on the BMW CE 4 electric scooter.
Designer: Vagabund Moto and BMW Motorrad
What we see here is a multifunctional and stylish e-scooter for urban mobility keeping in mind the individual needs of users. Dubbed BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept, the fully electric scooter combines refreshing design, functional elements, and peppy color schemes to attract young riders who crave a sporty aesthetic in their electric scooters. There’s plenty of storage space to cater to every user’s needs, and for surfers, there’s a dedicated surfboard with an integrated transport system.
According to Paul Brauchart, founder and managing director of Vagabund Moto, the vision behind the creation is to focus on the function while keeping overall looks in mind. As he very passionately puts it forward, the overall design draws synergy between “functionality and aesthetics” to suit a wide variety of uses in daily life. The color scheme highlighted by beige and dark green on the contrasting black and white colors has been spotted by the two camps.
There’s a smiley face emoji on the front wheel hub and the glass on the indicator lights. Interestingly, with the surfboard loaded on the scooter, it looks like a part of the two-wheeler when viewed from the side profile. According to BMW, the peculiar addition is a “metaphor for a sustainable urban lifestyle.”
Apart from these changes to the CE 04 standard, the e-scooter has virtually the same technical specifications. The electric motor churns out 31 KW (42 hp) maximum output to hurl it to a respectable top speed of 50 mph in just 2.6 seconds. BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept should get around 130 km of range on a single full charge. The charging time of 65 minutes to juice up the electric battery from 0% to 80 percent, and the time can be brought down significantly with the optional fast charger.
The creation for now is a pure concept meant for design and aesthetic inspirations in BMW Motorrad’s future creations. Whether or not a production version of the BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept will make it through is unclear now.