- Leaked patents reveal active aerodynamics package
- Images show two different positions for the installation
- Could be used on several models
Leaked patent documents have revealed that BMW Motorrad is working on a new active aerodynamic system. The patents were filed in Germany, and we could see the technology on the company’s products in the coming years. Do note that the patent images showcase a boxer engine, although the technology could be used on multiple products.
The patent images reveal four winglets that will be controlled by the motorcycle’s ECU. The images show two different positions for the winglets. The winglets are installed on the fairing and the rear panel in the first image (left). Another image (right) shows the winglets being installed on the front forks and the swingarm.
The active aerodynamic winglets will offer downforce as required. The position of the winglets would vary depending on various factors such as speed, throttle position, brake force, lean angle and pitch. Rival brands like Ducati and Aprilia have already started to offer aerodynamic winglets on their respective products.
No further details about the tech are available yet. Apart from the active aerodynamic package, BMW Motorrad is also working on radar-based Active Cruise Control system for its motorcycles.