In 2006, BMW’s Motorrad Motorcycle Division and Lego unleashed a 603 piece kit that assembled a mini version of BMW R 1200 GS Adventure bike. Now the BMW decided to make a flying motorcycle known as ‘The Hover Ride Design Concept.’
The Lego Technic provides BMW Motorrad five sets of Lego Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure model kit. The Kit contains 603 parts with Telelever suspension, moving two-cylinder boxer engine, and a shaft drive. The Design head at BMW vehicle, Alexander Buckan says,”It was a great idea and a grand creative challenge to develop a fictitious model from the parts of the Lego Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure set. Our concept not only incorporates the BMW Motorrad design DNA with common elements such as the boxer engine and the unique GS silhouette, but it also draws on the Lego Technic stylistic idiom.”
There is a team of the young designer at BMW; they call it BMW junior which is maintained by the automaker’s design department. This provides the young designers an opportunity to perfect their skills and talent before hitting the big league. The Trainees grabs the kit which was pieces of full-size production R1200 GS Adventure and created a life-sized model of Lego Hover Bike.
It was so refreshing and inspiring for the designer that they decided to build a real one. But it wasn’t able to fly.
Some parts of the bike have been recreated to live in the air. The front wheel has been shifted into a propeller, and the boxer engine quiet remains the same. But yet, there is no information on powering the Hover Ride Design Concept, no info about would it be fly.
A few days ago, the new full-size model of the Hover Ride Concept first appeared at the Lego World in Copenhagen. BMW said that it would make additional appearances in Europe sites like the BMW Group Research and Innovation Center Munich and the BMW Welt Museum.