Riding pleasure starts long before you get onto your motorcycle. It starts with total peace of mind. Because when you know your safety is taken care of, you’re free to enjoy the buzz of anticipation whenever you suit up for the next journey. That’s why BMW Motorrad created the C.A.R.E. stamp of approval. C.A.R.E. stands for Concept of Advanced Rider Equipment, and represents the unwavering commitment to safety, innovation, comfort and quality that goes into designing every item of BMW Motorrad rider equipment.
C.A.R.E stands for safety All BMW Motorrad helmets and garments are developed by motorcycle specialists. Internal laboratories and extensive testing guarantees the very highest safety standards for the entire collection. The trim material used for BMW Motorrad suits offers outstanding abrasion resistance at the relevant protection points. This is tested under highly realistic conditions in the BMW fall simulator: here the fall and subsequent skidding movement of a person weighing 75 kg is simulated on concrete tarmac at a speed of up to 100 km/h. Not a problem: all BMW Motorrad jackets, trousers and suits are reinforced at the protection points with a double-guard binding and featuring the latest generation of CE protectors.
C.A.R.E. stands for innovation. It takes a lot of hard work to be a pioneer in the field of innovation: As of model year 2013, BMW Motorrad is the first manufacturer to fit all its motorcycles with ABS as standard, for example. And BMW Motorrad sets an excellent example when it comes to rider equipment, too. The aim is to achieve the appropriate solution to meet the various demands made of motorcycle rider equipment by means of research, development and a constant search for the best materials and products. C.A.R.E. stands for comfort. To be really safe, rider equipment has to meet ergonomic requirements too.
This is why BMW Motorrad helmets are particularly "quiet" and the clothing is fitted with innovative ventilation and membrane systems. After all, only if riders feel comfortable in all temperatures and weather conditions will they be capable of reacting swiftly. C.A.R.E. quality is only available from BMW Motorrad, for active and passive road safety and a carefree riding experience. C.A.R.E. stands for quality. BMW Motorrad rider equipment items often remain lasting companions over countless kilometres. This is why consistent quality and durability are crucial criteria for all C.A.R.E.-certified rider equipment.
A large number of test kilometres are spent on the road so as to identify any potential weaknesses in the products. No other manufacturer applies this type of standard: these guidelines guarantee top quality - from helmet to sole.
No one can break the laws of motion physics. But those who have a better understanding of them are more aware of the limit ranges and can develop solutions with which the safety cushion for two-wheelers can be significantly extended. Safety for the motorcyclist also means taking into account the type of motion – sporty or comfortable – and matching them optimally with the corresponding designs: like optimal reserves for maximised riding enjoyment. Increased safety received its first boost in significance in 1976 with the motorcycle helmet developed at BMW Motorrad.
Other highlights were our own rider's equipment in 1986 and the world's first motorcycle with ABS in 1988. And the research team at BMW Motorrad are still working tirelessly on further expanding these safety benefits to make motorcycling even more attractive. Reliability in every scenario. This is our understanding of technology here at BMW Motorrad.
Riding a motorcycle is the intensive experience of speed, tilt, sound, scenic immersion and boundless fun with kindred spirits. The specialists and engineers at BMW Motorrad have been developing perfect and tailored technical solutions and innovations for motorcycles for almost 90 years. Learn more about the technical details that have set BMW motorcycles apart for decades.
The traditional electronic instrument cluster gives way to a large, clear TFT-Display, which gives the rider constant access to navigation, phone calls, media and additional vehicle information as well as information that was previously displayed, such as speed and revs. On top of this, there are more additional functions available with the free BMW Motorrad Connected App.