BMW revealed an electric sportbike concept styled after the S1000RR. Dubbed the BMW eRR (am I the only one who thinks “error” when I see that acronym? At least put a hyphen in there, am I right?), the concept shares the S1000RR’s fairing including the gills on the right side, but the telltale lack of an exhaust, gear shift and most importantly, engine casing, reveal the eRR’s electric nature.

The eRR was created as a project with the Technical University of Munich and remains more an experimental vehicle than a concept bound for production. Still, the idea of BMW expanding its electric vehicle technology with a sportbike is intriguing.

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“We asked ourselves: What happens when combining a sport motorcycle and an electric drive? The experimental vehicle eRR brings the topic zero emission and electric drive on a new, more fascinating level,” says Stephan Schaller, head of BMW Motorrad.

BMW will announce technical details at a later date but we do know the chassis is nearly identical that of the S1000RR. Schaller does suggest the eRR offers impressive acceleration, saying even BMW’s electric C Evolution scooter is faster off the line, at least up to about 30 mph or so.

[Source: BMW]