If that is a possibility, the C evolution is enjoyable and capable enough to be worth considering.
Whether the British motorcycling public is ready for it is another matter.
Of those, 91 were previously unidentified, they say, and the discovery could change our understanding of how the overlaying ice layer grows and shrinks.
The West Antarctic Rift is bounded by the Transantarctic Mountains, stopping just shy of the peninsula and is largely covered by the Ross Ice Shelf.
As the first electric model from a major motorcycle manufacturer, BMW’s C evolution scooter is a significant machine.
But it faces the considerable challenge of igniting the market for battery-powered biking.
Handling is excellent, even though at 265kg the C evolution is slightly heavier than BMW’s conventional C650 GT, itself no lightweight.
Firm, well damped suspension allows enthusiastic cornering, backed up by the scooter rarity of traction control.
The inevitably high price of £13,500 is balanced to some degree by reduced running costs.It is five years since the Isle of Man’s inaugural TT Zero race for electric bikes, which triggered a flurry of interest and was followed by US firm Zero launching a range of electric roadsters.But Zero pulled out of the UK last year after selling only a handful of bikes.Range is arguably a more important aspect of the C evolution’s performance than its speed.BMW claims that in normal use it is good for 60 miles.