BMW has applied to the German Patent and Trademark Office for registration of an adaptive aerodynamic system. Its implementation has little in common with the electronically controlled active aerodynamics of Puig Diablo, here it is completely mechanical.
The drawings attached to the patent application show a large GS with three aerodynamic elements. According to the accompanying documentation, there is no electronic or human control of the system’s operation. The position of the spring-loaded deflectors changes depending on speed: at low speed, they protrude more, diverting the airflow away from the rider, and as the speed increases, they press against the fairing, reducing drag.
Clearly, the image of the “Goose” in the patent application is just an illustration. It is still difficult to say on which motorcycle the Bavarians will decide to apply this system for the first time.