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The BMW C1 Story

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1m Mar 1, 2021
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Cities continue to jam up with more and more traffic, with many city centres taxing cars or banning them all together. Car manufacturers have produced different types of small city cars that have lower emissions and can fit into tight parking spots, and small EVs can get around some of those restrictions cities have imposed on cars. BMW, who’s been making motorcycles since 1920, decided to take a different tack. They proposed a motorcycle that offered protection against the elements while the rider, or should that be a driver?, didn’t need to wear a crash helmet. Just how did they persuade governments that this was safe, and what became of BMW’s experiment into urban commuting vehicles?

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