BMW Unveils a Concept Motorcycle Fit for Batman
Since its founding in 1916, BMW has forged a legendary path with such iconic cars as the M-series and the Roadster. Yet today they are making news for a different type of vehicle: a concept motorcycle. Dubbed the BMW Titan, this new model was created by Turkish designer Mehmet Erdem, a man responsible for several other beautiful BMW motorcycles. Some might not first think of BMW when they think of motorcycles. However, manufacturing two-wheel vehicles was how the company began to flourish, when, after World War II ended, the German manufacturer was forced to use its engines for purposes other than aircrafts.
The design for the BMW Titan, which looks so futuristic it very well could be in the next Batman movie, was inspired by the elegant shape of a shark. The front of the vehicle mimics the head of the massive fish. Further to the rear, the body begins to narrow, eventually tapering toward the rear tire, which is meant to resemble a tail. Hidden handlebars and a masked front tire further contribute to the design’s sleek and otherworldly aesthetic.
BMW hasn’t announced a production date for the Titan, so it is unlikely that the motorcycle will be built anytime soon—if ever. But street-legal vehicles aren’t always the goal of such concepts. For Erdem, inspiring other manufacturers to take bolder risks with their next motorcycle designs is one of many reasons for conceiving of the Titan. As for BMW, its latest concept motorcycle shows that the company’s designers remain one or more steps ahead of the competition.