Automotive

Citroën goes motorcycle camping with Jumper Biker camper van

Citroën goes motorcycle campin...
Along with the previously announced Type H WildCamp, Citroën will debut the new Jumper Biker Solution at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon this month
Along with the previously announced Type H WildCamp, Citroën will debut the new Jumper Biker Solution at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon this month
View 11 Images
Along with the previously announced Type H WildCamp, Citroën will debut the new Jumper Biker Solution at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon this month
1/11
Along with the previously announced Type H WildCamp, Citroën will debut the new Jumper Biker Solution at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon this month
One person can sleep in back next to his or her bike, or campers can pull the bikes outside and sleep two in back
2/11
One person can sleep in back next to his or her bike, or campers can pull the bikes outside and sleep two in back
The Biker Solution is a camper van designed for motorcyclists who want a comfortable base camp to ride home to
3/11
The Biker Solution is a camper van designed for motorcyclists who want a comfortable base camp to ride home to
The pop-up roof can sleep two people, giving the Biker Solution a total of four sleeping berths
4/11
The pop-up roof can sleep two people, giving the Biker Solution a total of four sleeping berths
The Citroën Jumper Biker Solution loaded and ready to hit the road 
5/11
The Citroën Jumper Biker Solution loaded and ready to hit the road 
The fold-up beds drop to create a double in back
6/11
The fold-up beds drop to create a double in back
The bike system makes the camping area of the Biker Solution a little more compact than other camper vans, but there's still a dining area, kitchen and storage, along with sleeping for four
7/11
The bike system makes the camping area of the Biker Solution a little more compact than other camper vans, but there's still a dining area, kitchen and storage, along with sleeping for four
The Flexebu hardware can be removed easily so that the Biker Solution can be used as a cargo/work van
8/11
The Flexebu hardware can be removed easily so that the Biker Solution can be used as a cargo/work van
It appears that campers will need a portable stove if they want to cook because we're only seeing a fridge and sink on the kitchen block
9/11
It appears that campers will need a portable stove if they want to cook because we're only seeing a fridge and sink on the kitchen block
Inside the new Citroën Jumper Biker Solution
10/11
Inside the new Citroën Jumper Biker Solution
Inside the new Citroën Jumper Biker Solution
11/11
Inside the new Citroën Jumper Biker Solution

When it introduced the exquisitely retro Type H WildCamp, Citroën teased that it had a second debut in store for this year's Düsseldorf Caravan Salon. We assumed it was saving it for the show, but we're still over a week out, and it's detailed the new Jumper Biker Solution. Far more modern than the WildCamp, but even more adventurous, this van loads two bikes with a built-in winch system and still manages to sleep and feed up to four people at camp. If that isn't versatile enough, it can also be emptied out and used as a cargo van.

For this build, Citroën has teamed with German camper equipment specialist Flexebu. The two have loaded the Jumper with many of the standards of camper van conversion, such as the central kitchen area just inside the sliding door, the pop-up roof with bed, the Thule awning, and the electrical system with dedicated battery.

Where the Biker Solution diverges from the average camper van and into a proper "bike solution" is in the rear cargo area. Here, Flexebu works in a dual motorcycle-hauling system powered by an electric winch. The rail-mounted system makes it easy to load two motorcycles up and get going on an adventure of two- and four-wheel proportions.

Inside the new Citroën Jumper Biker Solution
Inside the new Citroën Jumper Biker Solution

The bike-hauling system does limit the camping amenities as compared to other similarly sized camper vans, but not as much as you might expect. The Biker Solution doesn't have a bathroom or rear bench, but it still houses a removable dining table, swivel front seats, a kitchen block with sink and compressor fridge, and plenty of storage. And it even offers a double bed in the same rear cargo area that holds the motorcycles.

Similar to the design of the Vansports Camper, the Biker Solution's fold-away side mattresses drop to create a bed for two, once the motorcycles are removed. Add those two berths with the two in the roof, and the Biker Solution sleeps up to four people by night, carrying two people and two motorcycles to camp by day.

The fold-up beds drop to create a double in back
The fold-up beds drop to create a double in back

For those Biker Solution owners not fortunate enough to be enjoying unbridled van/motorcycle adventure every day of the calendar year, the Biker Solution also makes itself useful for work, errands and other everyday needs. Using Flexebu's patented clip system, the camper furniture removes easily to clear out the cargo area. So you have a big cargo van for everyday use and a full-blown bike-hauling adventure van for vacations and weekends.

The Biker Solution will be available for a starting price of €45,600 (approx. US$51,750), built on a Jumper L3H2 with 157-hp (117-kW) BlueHDi diesel engine. Driving equipment includes navigation, a parking assist system, hill assist and traction control.

We'll definitely be stopping by Citroën's stand at the Caravan Salon to get a look at both the Biker Solution and Type H WildCamp, and we'll provide more details and photos as we get them.

Source: Citroën (German)

1 comment
thatmanstu23
Its a cool concept,but to be clear, Motorcycle Camping does not include 4 wheeled vehicles. Just a motorcycle. Ride to Camp, Camp to Ride.