BMW Vision AMBY & i Vision AMBY

At the IAA Mobility BMW presented the concepts Vision AMBY and i Vision AMBY, a mix between bicycle and motorcycle with electric drive. They are intended to demonstrate an innovative option, for the urban mobility of tomorrow.


AMBY stands for “Adaptive Mobility.” In addition to Vision AMBY, the “i Vision AMBY” concept was also presented, both with an e-drive and with three speed levels for different types of roads. The difference lies in the activation of the drive. I Vision AMBY is a typical Padelec, so it is powered by pedaling like most electric bikes. Vision AMBY is equipped with footpegs like a motorcycle and is accelerated via a throttle grip.

It is said to enable speeds of up to 25 km/h on bike paths, up to 45 km/h on inner-city roads and up to 60 km/h on multi-lane roads. This would make the concept bike very versatile, although it would also require the appropriate driver’s license, registration and protective equipment, depending on how it is used.

The different modes are to be activated via an app on the smartphone, or also via geofencing, based on the corresponding road on which one is currently located. Currently, however, this is still theory, as the legal framework for a vehicle with a modular speed concept does not exist and would first have to be created. 


“With the BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY, we are entering new territory. For us, the focus is on usage behavior. So the question is, how does the customer want to get around in the future? What demands will he place on his vehicle? This is exactly where we started with our considerations. We wanted to develop an extremely emotional vehicle for smart mobility in and around the city with maximum freedom. With the BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY, our customers can experience the city in a new way in the truest sense of the word, cover distances more flexibly and also “break out” of the city sometimes. At the same time, BMW Motorrad is thus consistently continuing its electromobility strategy for urban agglomerations. It is an exciting entry into the world of BMW Motorrad that also promises maximum riding pleasure,” explains Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design BMW Motorrad.


Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad: “Electromobility will be of great importance for the future of motorcycling. We see a number of upcoming products with a focus on electric drive, especially in the area of urban mobility. I’m not only thinking of classic scooters, but also of alternative modern, emotional products. Electromobility on two wheels has to be really fun and exciting. And that’s exactly the kind of products we’ll be developing.”


BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY data.

  • Battery: not specified
  • Power: not specified
  • Vmod1: up to 25 km/h
  • Vmod2: up to 45 km/h
  • Vmodmax: up to 60 km/h
  • Range: approx. 110 km (combined according to WMTC)
  • Rims: coarse spoke wheel with 26 inch in front and 24 inch in the back
  • seat height: 830 mm
  • Empty weight: approx. 65 kg


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