BMW North America showcased a trio of new motorcycles at AIMExpo, but arguably the most notable model on the stage was the C evolution, which will arrive in the U.S. for the first time in 2018.
Initially introduced in 2014 as BMW’s first foray into alternative drivetrains, the latest C evolution was introduced for the European market last last year and was designated as the first model destined for the U.S. marketplace.
The company recently confirmed that delivery of the C evolution will hit California dealerships first, with new models beginning to arrive shortly thereafter. During AIMExpo the C evolution was available for demo rides at AIMExpo Outdoors!, providing one of the first opportunities for members of the media and powersports industry, along with consumers, to ride the latest electric scooter coming to the marketplace.
The C evolution will reach 0-31 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds and has a riding range of 99 miles, with standard ABS, torque control assist, and reverse assist with four riding modes – road, eco pro, dynamic, and sail.
In addition to the C evolution BMW also showcased its G 310 R. This naked bike serves as the brand’s most affordable motorcycle and at 313cc’s, it is also the first bike in BMW’s roadster lineup under 500cc’s. As a result, the G 310 R provides a dynamic and pragmatic entry level option for new riders, which was a widely discussed topic at this year’s event.