In addition to an analog tachometer and speedometer, the First debuted on the 2001 BMW 7-series, Nine years later, the system just about works, but only after several revisions and after repositioning a lot of the functions back to simple dash-mounted buttons. Technology for technology's sake? You bet, and now it's coming to motor...

In addition to an analog tachometer and speedometer, the

iDrive comes to motorcycles
First debuted on the 2001 BMW 7-series,
iDrive comes to motorcycles
Nine years later, the system just about works, but only after several revisions and after repositioning a lot of the functions back to simple dash-mounted buttons. Technology for technology's sake? You bet, and now it's coming to motorcycles.

While it's not being referred to as iDrive, the K1600's "multi-controller" sounds eerily similar. A knob positioned on the left handlebar can rotate, slide into 3 or 9 o'clock and click like a mouse button.

A similar knob is used in the

iDrive comes to motorcycles
BMW says, "Flat hierarchies completely do away with the need for complex clicking through sub-menus during travel."

iDrive comes to motorcycles
Functions operated via the Multi-Controller include the trip computer;
iDrive comes to motorcycles
This will be the first time a TFT display has ever been employed on a production motorcycle and, to the best of our knowledge, the first time such a complicated user interface will be employed on two-wheels too.