2012 BMW C600 Sport and C650GT Scooter Preview News

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2012 BMW C600 Sport and Scooter Preview

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While Japanese persist in their cautiousness, BMW its assault on new markets, most with its incredible S1000RR Over the past four the German company has nearly its 500cc-plus market share about 7% to 13%, and the 2011 year is on pace to set a sales of more than 103,000

For 2012, BMW enters the lucrative segment with a pair of maxi-scoots claimed to combine the and comfort of a scooter with the qualities of a motorcycle. The C600 is, like its name suggests, is the version. Unlike the implication of its the “600” Sport actually the same liquid-cooled 647cc engine as the more luxurious

Both will be built in Berlin factory. Check out our gallery of the new BMW scooters here .

The DOHC motor is claimed to a relatively awesome 60 horsepower at its peak and delivers it to the rear via a CVT transmission and an enclosed, oil-bath The twin cylinders are inclined at 70 for a low center of gravity, with a offset of 90 degrees and a 270-degree pattern. Vibration is quelled via balance shafts.

BMW says its new is the most powerful and efficient in its class, and it claims a top speed of a 109 mph. The Sport can sprint to mph in a fairly brisk 7.1 seconds, the 26-pound heavier GT takes 7.5

Unlike many scooters, their small wheels and the C600 Sport and C650GT designed “to combine directional at high speeds on the motorway playful handling in city and clear feedback to the rider.” The is constructed mostly of a tubular-steel frame, augmented by a …-cast component where the swingarm The engine also functions as a element. Wheelbase is 62.6

A beefy-for-a-scooter 40mm inverted is used for confident steering set at a 25.4-degree rake with of travel, figures akin to motorcycles. The rear suspension is by a lay-down shock offset to the side and a single-sided aluminum Both C models use 15-inch with tires sized front and 160/60 rear.

As be expected from BMW, scooters utilize ABS brake as standard equipment. A triple-disc is used, each 270mm in and clamped by twin-piston calipers. An parking-brake system alleviates about safely parking a bike on a slope.

A second rear brake engages whenever the sidestand is preventing the scooter from while parked.

Instrumentation is the on both models. A large-digit speedometer is complemented by an outsized LCD panel that includes a gauge (for its 16-liter rate of fuel consumption, readout, ambient temperature and A power socket is standard and a powerful 588-watt alternator plenty of juice to energize headed grips and seats.

In to two preset (high/low) settings, the warmers have a new Auto that delivers heat off outside temperature and vehicle


This variant is intended for looking to stretch the legs of a scooter over longer As such, the GT has a broader and more seat, a higher handlebar, fairing panels and a bigger electrically adjustable over 4 inches. Its riding position is upright than the C600

Floorboards (rather than are used for both pilot and Seat height is listed at inches, and it features an adjustable

The GT has an underseat storage well internal lighting that can fit two helmets in its 60-liter capacity. stowage room is provided by a of pockets in the cockpit and two others in the of the tail. Unlike the Sport, the GT has air-deflection wings like the that route air to a rider in hot

Its ready-to-ride weight is 575 pounds.

model is stripped of some of the visual heft and is missing a few of its luxury amenities, contributing to its lighter weight of 549 pounds. A handlebar and taller (31.9 seat puts its rider in a aggressive posture, and contrasting-color panels look and are smaller the GT’s. A three-position, manually windshield is lighter and smaller the electric version on the GT.

The Sport’s is shorter and tidier than the so there less available capacity. In order to provide room to store two helmets, BMW what it calls a FlexCase. A flap in the compartment allows it to enough to hold a pair of under the seat when the is parked.

The FlexCase flap needs to be when operating the scooter, and a switch ensures it can’t be unless it is closed.

Each will consist of three and both the C600 Sport and can be fitted with an optional rack and top case. Pricing is not yet


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