BMW Motorrad’s new CE 02 urban runabout is an eParkourer

BMW Motorrad’s latest product is neither an e-scooter nor e-motorcycle – the CE 02 is an eParkourer for cities and urban areas and targeted at young riders.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 09 Jul 2023 Views icon4115 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

BMW Motorrad has taken the covers off its new CE 02, another e-vehicle for urban operations. It comes around two years after the CE 04 was rolled out and it’s neither an e-scooter nor an e-motorcycle. The company bills it as the ‘eParkourer’, a dynamic partner for a new kind of mobility and provides great riding fun in an urban environment.

Targeted at young riders, the CE 02 is created for the city and the urban environment – nimble, practical, robust and reduced to the essentials in terms of design. Large wheels meet the demand for robustness and at the same time ensure riding fun on many terrains. Black as the basic colour for the frame, wheels, front fender and triple clamp fairing at the top, and granite grey metallic matt for the engine cover along with an interplay of matt and high-gloss surfaces. In the special Highline version, the new CE 02 puts in an extroverted and colourful appearance.

95kph top speed, 90km range, 3 riding modes

The new CE 02 has a maximum power output of 11 kW (15 hp). In a 4 kW (5 hp) (rated power 3.2 kW (4 hp)) version limited to 45kph, the new CE 02 can be ridden in Germany, for example, from the age of 15 and by riders who have a car licence. The powerful drive enables the new CE 02 in the
11 kW version to accelerate quickly at traffic lights and offers a dynamic riding experience. With a top speed of 95kph, progress is speedy on expressways and a range of more than 90 km (11 kW version according to WMTC) allows for extended urban adventures.

The CE 02 weighs only 132kg (11 kW version) or 119 kg (4 kW version) and has a low seat height of only 750 mm, the new CE 02 is also characterised by its playful handling characteristics.

The new CE 02 comes with the ‘Flow’ and ‘Surf’ riding modes as standard. ‘Flow’ offers the optimal set-up for cruising along in urban traffic, while ‘Surf’ provides a dynamic riding experience beyond the bustling city traffic. The ‘Flash’ riding mode is also available as a sporty and dynamic addition as part of the Highline optional equipment and as an original BMW Motorrad accessory.

The new BMW CE 02 comes as standard with an external charger with a charging power of 0.9 kW, which enables charging processes to be carried out quickly and conveniently at standard household sockets.

As far as the chassis is concerned, the CE 02 relies on a torsionally rigid double-loop frame made of tubular steel. Hydraulically damped telescopic forks operate at the front, while a single-sided swingarm and a directly pivoted shock absorber are used at the rear. Wide tyres are mounted on cast light alloy wheels in disc wheel design and disc brakes ensure safe deceleration at the front and rear. BMW Motorrad ABS is featured at the front.

In the cockpit, an easy-to-read TFT display informs the rider about riding speed, battery charge status and much more. A USB-C charging socket also allows you to supply a smartphone with power. Using the BMW Motorrad Connected app, a smartphone shows the predicted end of charging thanks to networking via Bluetooth, as on the BMW CE 04.

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