BMW is making another big bet on the next generation of its premium brand.
Oppo’s latest offering will be called the “Oppo x” and will be launched at the end of this month in select BMWs.
The premium brand is also planning a $3,000 range-extender, which will be available in five models: the “B6” with an engine that generates 350 horsepower, the “BMX” with a more powerful 360 horsepower, and the “M5” with the same engine but a bigger 545 horsepower.
Opticus, the company behind the popular Oppo x bike, will be selling a range of premium bike components.
The company plans to produce its own components, including the fork, stem, seat post, stem brake, and a carbon fiber wheel.
It also plans to make a carbon seatpost for the “X” model.
Otto, the maker of the iconic B-series electric bikes, will also make a range-enhancing version of the Oppo X.
OpaX is a joint venture between Opa Bikes and the BMW group, which has been operating in the premium bike market for more than a decade.
Opa has built many premium bikes, including models that sell for about $4,000.
It has also built a number of luxury models for brands like Adidas, LVMH and Bottega Veneta.OPaX is expected to produce a range extender for the BMW X that is comparable to the one the company made for the popular Otto bike.
Oppolites are designed for comfort and performance, and BMW says it is planning to produce more than 2,000 units of the new bike.
The Oppo bikes, which BMW describes as the most technologically advanced bikes ever made, are powered by an electric motor and will go on sale in spring 2018.