While the international customising scene around BMW Motorrad primarily devotes its inspiring creativity, excellent craftsmanship, and continuous flow of new ideas to the BMW Motorrad Heritage models R 18 and R nineT, an exceptional project based on the BMW CE 04 has now taken shape in Austria.
In collaboration with BMW Motorrad Austria in Salzburg, customising specialist Vagabund Moto GmbH in Graz has created the BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept – a stylish and multifunctional e-scooter based on the BMW CE 04 for urban use.
“Everyone defines the mobility of the future in their way. With the BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept, we present our idea of a stylish and multifunctional urban e-scooter that shows how mobility needs are as individual as each personality. We have yet to reinvent the wheel but have taken a new look at function.
We call it drawing on the synergies between functionality and aesthetics in a way suitable for everyday use,” says Paul Brauchart, founder and managing director of Vagabund Moto GmbH, explaining the philosophy behind BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept.
Accordingly, this made-in-Austria custom e-scooter has a beautiful colour scheme in white, dark green, beige and black. It also features various functional elements created in a fresh, modern design style focusing on a young target group. For example, a friendly smiley face provides a fascinating visual accentuation on the front wheel hub and appears on the glass of the indicator lights.
What has remained, however, is the impressive technical concept of the BMW CE 04 with critical data such as 31 kW (42 hp) maximum output, dynamic acceleration of 2.6 s from 0 to 50 km/h, a range of 130 km (according to WMTC) and a charging time of just 65 minutes from 0% to 80% – with an optional fast charger at maximum charging current.
“With this customising project, we needed to emphasise the enormous variability of the BMW CE 04. At the same time, it was to be a vehicle that appealed particularly to young, sporty people in an urban environment and still be suitable for every type of customer. The fresh, modern design of the CE 04 is particularly in keeping with its aspiration to a sporty lifestyle,” adds Oliver Balzer, head of BMW Motorrad Austria.
In keeping with the motto “Action meets Fashion”, the BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept was given a top functional case to supplement the standard storage space, along with a surfboard with a transport system integrated into the vehicle – whether for a trip to the sea or to the nearest lake.
“The surfboard isn’t just a piece of sports equipment: it’s also a metaphor for a sustainable urban lifestyle. The BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept combines work, leisure and individual flair, demonstrating that there needs to be no contradiction between any of these areas,” concludes Oliver Balzer.