While many of the early generation of e-bikes and e-scooters left a lot to be desired, they are, as they say, coming up in the world. Maybe even enough to attract your affinity for two-wheels.
For those looking for a premium e-scooter experience, BMW Motorrad, makers of such legendary bikes as the R80G/S, R1200GS, and the S1000RR of Superbike fame, may just have one for you.
The BMW CE 04 boasts a maximum output of 42 hp, a maximum speed of 120 km/h, a range of about 130 km, plus Automatic Stability Control). “ECO”, “Rain” and “Road” modes for efficient, day-to-day use, and ABS.. “Dynamic” riding mode for further riding enjoyment available as an option.
And while many automotive service professionals also enjoy the two-wheeled variety of transport, the crossover doesn’t stop there.
Look closely at the BMW CE 04 and you’ll see a final drive belt developed by noted supplier Dayco.
Dayco’s recent partnership with BMW Motorrad is one such example where Dayco has developed and delivered a tailored final drive belt solution for the BMW CE 04 electrically powered, zero-emissions scooter, with an ambition to bring a substantial impact on the personal and urban mobility segment.
Dayco’s robust and efficient high-quality timing belt for rear-drive application delivers high system performance with an increased driving range, which allows the BMW CE 04 to run smoothly and silently.
This optimized complete belt drive solution was designed and developed with close engineering support and a strong partnership with BMW Motorrad.
“Dayco has the most silent, maintenance-free belts, which can be customized as per the customer requirements and have best-in-class NVH performance, with no lubrication required. Our timing belt drive supplied for the BMW CE 04 is clean and lightweight and in contrast to the conventional chain, doesn’t stretch, which makes it the safest solution for all the personal mobility drivetrain applications,” stated Wouter Nijenhuis, Executive Vice President of OE Sales and Business Development, Dayco.
Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture and distribution of essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture, and industrial applications.
For more than 115 years, Dayco has delivered innovative energy-saving timing belt drive solutions with reduced power losses for the next generation of scooters, bikes, e-bikes, and motorcycles. Dayco also continues to embrace new technologies and smart partnerships to achieve a sustainable environment. This collaboration between Dayco and BMW Motorrad is a steppingstone on the path to reducing CO2 emissions with chain to belt conversion, focusing on the urban mobility segment.