According to BMW, it's a bike that has self-balancing systems to keep it upright both when standing (a boon for novice riders, on par with training wheels for bicycles) and in motion (beneficial for experienced riders who want erudite handling at high speed). Several systems—one BMW calls a “Digital Companion,” which offers riding advice and adjustment ideas to optimize the experience, and one called “The Visor,” which is a pair of glasses that span the entire field of vision and are controlled by eye movements—correlate to return active feedback about road conditions to the rider while adjusting the ride of the bike continuously depending on the rider’s driving style.
The bike also purports to use a novel matte black “flexframe” that's nimble enough to allow the bike to turn without the joints found on today’s motorcycles. The idea is that when a rider turns the handlebar, it adjusts the entire frame to change the direction of the bike; at low speeds only a slight input is required, while at high speeds it needs strong input to change course.
Interesting concept. Now, let's see one really do all that.
And isn't part of the appeal of a motorcycle that it becomes an extension of your body, allowing you to become "one" with the speed and with the road? This bike seems to stand that on end, and makes you become one with it. Instead of the rider making the decisions, the bike makes them. Appealing? Maybe to a generation that wants someone else to make their decisions for them, to relieve them of the burden of being an adult.
Real bikers want something much different, I'd wager.