After becoming the first automotive manufacturer to introduce carbon fibre structure in its mass production cars such as BMW i8 and i3, the German automotive manufacturer is working towards doing something similar for the motorcycles as well. Yes, you guessed it right! BMW Motorrad is working towards replacing aluminium and steel frames with the ones based on carbon fibres for its mass production motorcycles. For those of you unaware about the magical strength of carbon fibre, we have the video below just for you.
Carbon fibre is not only 40% lighter than the regular compounds but is also much stronger in terms of strength. For any performance machine it is necessary that the machine is as light as possible without compromising the safety standards and this is the reason why Carbon Fibre is used in the special limited edition or race specified/performance oriented automobiles. Usage of carbon fibre increases the manufacturing cost significantly as carbon fibre being a costly compound to be utilized in the building process. The German auto giant works wonders when it comes to miracle materials and we have reason to believe the next generation BMWS1000RR and the BMW S1000 might be equipped with carbon fibre frame. With the introduction if carbon fibre in mass production motorcycles, BMW Motorrad will take a giant leap in the world of mass production motorcycles. Share your views on this news in the comment section below, and let us know if there is something we need to know by mentioning us on social media or anywhere else.