2014 BMW C600 Sport Review —

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BMW’s Exciting Approach to Mobility

Occasionally, a bike capture the collective fancy of the MO to such a degree that we seek out new opportunities to ride it The BMW C650GT is one of those motorcycles, as it what we expect and what is with a scooter. It’s so capable that it has the potential to motorcycle enthusiasts to the scooter

However, since the GT just won the Uber Scooter Shootout a over a month ago, we really justify arranging to it to our stable so soon following After all, the manufacturers just loan us bikes they’re nice folks they are – in case you wondering). We have to tell why they should undergo the of preparing and providing one of their for us to play with evaluate.

the GT has a cute, athletic sister who is to hang out with her brother’s

While the designation C600 appears to imply that second entry into the mobility” category has a smaller than the C650GT, that’s due to BMW’s non-logical naming The Sport and GT share the same 647cc parallel-Twin power The siblings’ physical resemblance is than skin deep; share the same chassis.

Step-through scooters haven’t been known for their (both in the engine bay and cranked in corners). Happily, BMW has chosen to scooters as exciting utilitarian rather than as perky baubles. So, what you get when you the C600 Sport is surprisingly acceleration and class-leading cornering

The Sport, like its sibling, the GT, has than enough power to urban commuting duties both on surface streets and

When you roll on the throttle, the 60 hp and 49 ft-lb. of torque feel accurate to the seats of our pants. The comes courtesy of a thoroughly 79mm x 66mm parallel-Twin, through four valves per The 11.6:1 compression ratio the use of premium unleaded.

Since the continuously variable transmission can’t be tested on a standard we are unable to give you numbers at the rear wheel. Still, you launch the Sport, it pulls with authority – the brief pause associated centrifugal clutch CVT transmissions. traffic doesn’t stand a

Just twist the grip and go.

And go it – all the way up to triple digits! So, in the mundane world of commuter the C600 Sport can hold its own on the surface streets and the highway. considering the ability to generate impressive speed with a scooter, you might think it would get kinda squirrelly 15-inch wheels at an elevated

Although the steering is responsive, to the small wheels, the 62.6-inch puts it in the shorter end of cruiser which makes the Sport a partner in high-speed crime. The degrees of rake and 3.9 inches of no doubt, contribute to this yet stable character.

Get the C600 outside of the urban centers it was to inhabit, and it feels just as when the pavement gets Although responsive, side-to-side reveal the heft of the scooter. a claimed wet weight of 549 lb. the Beemer’s CG is low, thanks to the cylinders’ 70 forward lean and the 4.2-gallon seat gas tank.

Although the has a 26-lb. weight advantage and forward weight bias to the GT, any difference in handling is negligible.

The Sport’s riding position the rider space to sit in either a feet under you or a relaxed forward position.

The C600’s suspension consists of a inverted fork in the front a single-sided swingarm and a preload lay-down shock in the rear. the two is a tubular steel frame uses the engine as a stressed The stoutness of the chassis coupled the Sport’s ample ground combine to make this one that you can really get your on. The ground clearance, however, at the cost of a high 31.9 in.

Although we commend BMW for making a you can truly lean over, the seat might scare some shorter riders.

all that ground clearance and a motor, riders will find themselves traveling at velocities – but without the braking provided by standard Fortunately, the C600’s three brake discs do a good job of off the excess speed. While the are plenty powerful, riders inclined towards sporting will miss some of the feedback to which they are

BMW’s standard ABS is ready to a hand should braking exceed the available traction.

the windshield in its highest position, taller riders can see completely it.

The comfortable feet-forward riding may feel unusual for a bike such cornering capability, but a while, you no longer notice. A has the option of placing feet below knees or set at an angle forward.

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Weather protection of the Sport is good but not as complete or as as the GT. The windshield is slightly smaller and offers three manual positions. In its highest setting, air is directed at the top of the helmet of riders in the range, making for more noise.

The other positions are but offer less wind If we hadn’t experienced the GT’s adjustable windshield, we probably have liked the Sport’s more.

Our test unit, most of the BMW C scooters sold in the US, was with the Highline accessory giving the rider access to grips and seat plus a pressure monitor. While the adds $605 to the cost of the BMW says that most select this option. We don’t need to mention how it is to have a warm … and on chilly mornings, do we?

Another feature that to the popularity of scooters is convenient The Sport has two small cargo in the fairing. The one on the left has an electrical and locks with the fork.

The underseat storage is unique in it has the ability to expand when the is parked, enabling it to hold two This “flexcase” actually the bottom of the storage so that it rests on top of the rear tire. the engine will not run with the in the lower position, as it would with rear suspension

That storage and the LED light in the compartment are two premium features make the BMW stand out among scooters.

Perhaps our favorite detail of the Sport and the GT is the parking that is engaged by the side The implementation of the parking brake is so that it seems almost like. A bar actuates a caliper on the brake when the side is deployed.

We have to wonder why all don’t have this device instead of a separate brake.

When considering all the BMW C600 Sport has to offer from its roomy accommodations to storage to backroad scratching – BMW is clearly trying to to a more well-heeled buyer the typical person looking for economical transportation. The $9,590 that assumption. Add to that the Highline Package, and you’ve got serious change invested in a

You do, however, get what you pay for in terms of fit and finish (which are all top-notch). The colors are Alpine White, Blue Metallic Matte, and Black Metallic. (The Silver Metallic on our test is no longer available.)

If you’re in the for a performance-oriented scooter, you owe it to yourself to out the BMW C600 Sport.

Aprilia Tuareg 600 Wind
Aprilia Tuareg 600 Wind
Aprilia Tuareg 600 Wind
Aprilia Tuareg 600 Wind
Aprilia Tuareg 600 Wind
Aprilia Tuareg 600 Wind


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