BMW announces the future of motorcycling with the VISION NEXT 100. BMW has a long history as a motorcycle innovator, from the first use of hydraulically-dampened telescopic forks in 1935 to the innovative telelever front suspension introduced in 1994. But the VISION NEXT 100 promises to take motorcycles to a level of technology previously unheard of. Radical features like gyroscopic self-balancing (yes, the bike balances itself — goodbye, kickstand), emission-less drivetrain, and a variable-stiffness frame that is supple at low speeds and stiffens as the demands of the road and rider increase will turn what was thought possible in a motorcycle on its head. And the best part? The bike is a road-ready proof-of-concept: no CGI or wishful thinking. The hoverboard of motorcycles is here.