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Scooter Shootout: 2014 BMW C 650 GT / Honda Silver Wing / Suzuki Burgman 650

December 5,

The Suzuki Burgman (left), BMW C 650 GT and Honda Silver Wing all have liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder anti-lock brakes and fuel

Scooters are often seen as less, something that one and practices upon until he or she is for a real machine. You know, one has at least two cylinders, liquid double-overhead cams, four per cylinder, fuel injection, brakes (ABS), a respectable of displacement, etc.

Well, the you’re perusing here all to have two cylinders with cooling, four valves per anti-lock disc brakes, injection, and two of the three even dual overhead cams. And displacement ranges from for the Honda Silver Wing to for the Suzuki Burgman and 647cc for the BMW C 650 GT. are some serious scooters!

With that said still, after all, That means they smaller wheels than and a step-through frame design a feet-forward riding position. no throwing a leg over, and no seriously knees under you. their automatic clutches and variable transmissions (CVT), no is required. Utilize the big storage under the seat to haul stash.

It all boils down to the fact scooters are simple to ride, and practical.

Just because scooters, however, don’t them as toys that are to buy or operate. With all these and their 600-650cc displacements weights are comparable to mid-size their fuel mileage is and they range in price $9,270 to $10,999.

All utilize ABS brake systems that well, and stopping power is Again, these are serious

2014 BMW C 650 GT ($9,990 + $605 =

2014 BMW C 650 GT

The German-built BMW C 650 GT is powered by a 647cc twin-cylinder engine made by in Taiwan. With a compression of 11.6:1 it requires 89-octane but the others take 87-octane It’s a nice touch deploying the sidestand not only the ignition, but also automatically the parking brake.

Final is courtesy of a chain in an oil bath.

Two storage areas live in the each of which will a pair of gloves but little It is the only scooter here underseat storage area is big but not accommodate two full-face helmets.

on the gas and the C 650 GT’s engine revs high and noisily, about rpm according to the bar graph LCD tachometer, and a lot of slippage the bike begins to Once it hooks up it feels the impression is that this motor needs to spool up into its rev range to where making good power. the GT feels stable on its 15-inch though the ride is slightly relative to the other two scooters.

The BMW C 650 GT is the quickest of the group, and offers a of dashboard storage compartments, an adjustable windscreen and optional seats and grips.

For the long ride home, hit the near the left grip and the windscreen from down to up, but in the highest position the wind hit our riders in the face. Our test GT was with the optional Highline ($605), which includes grips and heated seats separate controls for rider and

Of these scooters, the BMW’s height of 31.7 inches is high for a scooter, and even our had to tiptoe—a 30.9-inch seat is as an accessory. The passenger likewise has the climb to get aboard, and by sitting has less wind protection.

BMW C 650 GT

Base Price: $9,990

As Tested: $10,595

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