2024 BMW CE 02 – First Look

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Cringey marketing aside, this eParkourer – ugh – looks fun

In a livestream presentation, buried somewhere behind an unnecessary meta-verse introduction, awkward audio issues, and a skatepark-themed setting that made me expect Steve Buscemi to show up and ask “ How do you do, fellow kids?,” BMW introduced a new urban electric motorcycle that actually looks like a fun ride.

Following the CE 04 maxiscooter, the CE 02 is BMW’s first electric motorcycle, even if the German brand says its neither an e-motorbike nor an e-scooter but an “eParkourer”. Designed for younger urban riders, who I’m sure BMW hopes will look past the cringey marketing, the CE 02 will be coming to the U.S. as a 2024 model with a starting MSRP of $7,599.

The 2024 BMW CE 02 is powered by an air-cooled synchronous motor that runs on a pair of removable air-cooled 48V lithium-ion batteries, each with an energy content of 1.96 kWh. For the U.S., the CE 02 is powered by a motor claiming an output of 15 hp and 40.6 lb-ft., enough, according to BMW, to reach a top speed of 59 mph. In other markets, BMW will offer a second, reduced power version limited to a claimed 5 hp and a top speed of 28 mph.

The motor delivers torque from its right side via a toothed belt to an intermediate shaft which rotates the secondary drive belt on the left side to drive the rear wheel. Automatic Stability Control (ASC) helps smooth power delivery to suit road conditions while Recuperation Stability Control combines drag torque control with energy regeneration.

The CE 02 comes standard with two ride modes: “Flow” and “Surf”. Flow is optimized for urban riding with a softer throttle response and medium energy regeneration. Surf mode delivers snappier throttle response for dynamic acceleration, and no energy recuperation. An optional Highline package adds a sportier and more dynamic “Flash” mode.

BMW claims a range of 56 miles on a fully charge. A 0.9 kW external charger comes standard, with BMW claiming a 0 to 100% charge time of 312 minutes, and a 20% to 80% time of 168 minutes (the 4 kW version claims charge times of 182 minutes and 85 minutes, respectively). BMW offers an optional quick charger for 11 kW models that claims a full charge time of 210 minutes, and just 102 minutes to go from 20% to 80%.

The CE 02 uses a double-loop steel tube frame with a 37 mm telescopic fork and a preload-adjustable monoshock, with 4.6 inches of travel on either end. The CE 02 runs on 14-inch cast alloy disc wheels, sporting a 120/80-14 tire up front and a 150/70-14 tire at the rear.

The braking system consists of a 239 mm front disc with a two-piston floating caliper and a 220 mm rear disc with a single-piston caliper, with ABS available on the front wheel. Both front and rear brakes are controlled by adjustable hand levers. With no foot controls, riders can choose to use either the front or rear footpegs. The front pegs offer a relaxed feet-forward riding position, while the rear pegs offer more dynamic ergonomics when riding solo (they also serve as passenger footrests).

The flat seat is 29.5 inches from the ground, and BMW claims a curb weight of 291 pounds, making the CE 02 fairly manageable for inexperienced riders.

A TFT display provides vital vehicle data including the battery charge status. A USB-C charging socket comes standard, and the Highline option adds a cradle that can turn a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone into a secondary display that works with a keypad on the handlebar.

The 2024 BMW CE 02 comes in Cosmic Black with Granite Grey Metallic and Silver contrasting elements, and a black seat for $7,599. The $875 Highline Package adds gold-colored forks, a 1.5 kW quick charger, Flash ride modes, heated grips, a black, teal and white seat, the smartphone cradle with Bluetooth, plus BMW Motorrad Connected Services . Available accessories include luggage options and an anti-theft alarm.

2024 BMW CE 02 Specifications


Air-cooled excited synchronous

Rated Power

8 hp (claimed)

Maximum Power

15 hp at 5,000 rpm (claimed)


40.6 lbft. at 0 -1,000 rpm (claimed)

Maximum Motor Speed

6700 rpm

High-Voltage Battery Type

Air-cooled lithium-ion

Battery Capacity

3.92 kWh

Battery Voltage

48 volts

Charging Capacity

1.5 or 0.9 kW

Charging Time 20 – 80%

2h 50m (0.9 kW charger) 2h 20m (1.5 kW charger) (claimed)


DC/DC converter 215 W



Rear Light


Drive Type


Total Gear Ratio

7.8 :1


Tubular steel, double-loop frame

Front Suspension

37 mm telescopic forks, 4.6 inches of travel

Rear Suspension

Cast-aluminum single-sided swingarm with spring/shock absorber, 4.6 inches of travel


53.3 inches

Rake / Trail

24.5° / 3.6 inches

Front Brake

239mm single disk with two-piston floating caliper

Rear Brake

220 mm single disk with one-piston floating caliper


BMW Motorrad ABS (front wheel only)

Front Wheel

14 x 2.50, die-cast aluminum

Rear Wheel

14 x 3.50, die-cast aluminum

Front Tire


Rear Tire



77.6 inches


33.3 inches

Width With Mirrors

34.5 inches


44.9 inches

Seat Height

29.5 inches

Curb Weight

291 lbs

Top Speed

59 mph

Range, WMTC Estimate

56 miles

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Mad4TheCrest Mad4TheCrest on Jul 08, 2023

    This looks to be in direct competition with the likes of the Sondors Metacyle (it even resembles it a bit), only it costs more. That range of 56 miles will likely be never reached by anyone outside of a engineering lab testing environment, so that's an extremely short leash on urban exploring, then. Maybe I am rushing to judgment here, but I think the young audience looking for a good time scratching urban pavement will look cheaper (Sondors, Super 73, etc), and the older folks looking for a general urban fun, cool, green ride will gravitate towards the Livewire Del Mar and not think too hard about the extra cost.

  • Buzglyd Buzglyd on Jul 10, 2023

    How many Utes have $7600 laying around to buy a dorky scooter?