In Europe, maxi scooters are everywhere, and electric power is heading for the mainstream. So it was only a matter of time before we saw an OEM-sanctioned custom, and here it is: a radical BMW C evolution drag bike from Rolf Reick of Krautmotors.
With its stealth bomber looks and low-riding stance, it’s light years away from your typical plastic-swathed step-through—and we’d put it in the Bike EXIF garage in a shot.
A little background: The C evolution has been sold in Europe since 2014, and recently hit US showrooms with a sticker price of $13,750. The latest version uses battery modules from the BMW i3 car and has a range of 100 miles between charges.
Most intriguingly, it puts out a stonking 72 Nm (about 53 ft lbs) of torque—the same as a Harley-Davidson Sportster 883, but instantaneous.…