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Preview and Slideshow: BMWC600 Sport and C650GT Maxi-Scooter

BMW Motorrad is pleased to introduce two premium vehicles in the maxi scooter segment. The BMW C600Sport and the BMW C650GT combine the outstanding riding characteristics of a motorcycle with the agility, weather protection and comfort of a scooter, creating a whole new dynamic riding experience.

The two BMW maxi scooters appeal to a wide target group: the C600Sport for riders with sporting preferences, and the C650GT for customers who place great emphasis on comfort and touring capability. Both BMW maxi scooters incorporate the unique, modern and dynamic design language of BMW Motorrad, setting a new benchmark in the scooter segment.

Powerful 2-cylinder inline engine with CVT.

The 2-cylinder water-cooled inline DOHC four-valve engine of the C600Sport and C650GT is an all-new development by BMW Motorrad with a displacement of 647 cc. Both models are equipped with electronic fuel injection and have a class-leading output of 60 hp at 7500 rpm, with maximum torque of 48.7 ft-lb at 6000 rpm.

With its cylinder bank inclined forward 70°, the compact engine contributes to a low center of gravity, while its 90° crank pin offset, 270° ignition spacing, and two balancer shafts minimize vibration. Lubrication is via a double oil pump dry sump and the stainless steel exhaust system incorporates a closed loop catalytic converter and oxygen sensor.

Power is transferred via a directly integrated CVT transmission with an automatic centrifugal clutch and a maintenance-free secondary chain drive running in an oil bath.

Responsive suspension and exceptional riding stability.

One objective in the development of the C600Sport and C650GT was to combine directional stability at highway speeds with agile handling in city traffic and vivid feedback to the rider – just like a motorcycle.

The design of the C600Sport and C650GT suspension features a torsionally rigid hybrid interconnection of a tubular steel bridge frame and a diecast aluminum unit at the swingarm bearing with the engine functioning as a load-bearing member.

At the front, an upside down fork presents a generous fixed fork diameter of 40 mm. The rear employs a reclining spring strut on the left side. Spring travels are an identical 115 mm.

Both the C600Sport and C650GT roll on a 3.5 x 15“ five spoke diecast light alloy wheel fitted with a 120/70-15 tire. The 4.5 x 15“ rear wheel is fitted with a 160/60-15 tire.

Powerful braking system with standard ABS.

The new C600Sport and C650GT are fitted with duel 270mm disc brakes with double-piston floating calipers at the front and a single 270mm disc with double-piston caliper at the rear. BMW Motorrad dual-channel ABS is standard equipment on both models.

A separate rear caliper parking brake is automatically engaged on deployment of the side stand, ensuring stability when stationary.

Multifunctional instrument cluster.

The instrument cluster of the C600Sport and C650GT presents a large, easily readable LCD display with integrated tachometer and analogue speedometer. In addition to the standard complement of fuel level guage, clock, and grip-heater level indicator, an on-board computer, standard on both models, also includes functions for monitoring exterior temperature, fuel consumption, oil level, average speed, date, and (optional) tire pressure control.

Unique Character for each model.

Distinguishing elements of the C600 Sport and C650GT are:

Ergonomics

- The C600Sport employs a more dynamic seat position with flatter handlebars, sporty seat design for both one and two persons, and sporty footrests for the passenger; seat height 810 mm.
- The C650GT seat position emphasizes comfort with higher handlebars, more comfortable and larger seat with adjustable backrest for the rider, and foot boards for the passenger as well; seat height 780 mm.

Windscreen

- C600Sport - manually adjustable to three positions.
- C650GT – electrically adjustable over 10 cm for even greater comfort and protection from wind and weather.

Body and design

- C600Sport – sporty and spartan panels. The lean rear flanks with dynamic upswing and emphatic body edges emphasize lightness and dynamics.
- C650GT - generously sized panel parts for outstanding comfort and protection against wind and weather.

Headlights, turn indicators, rear light

- C600Sport - front turn indicators integrated in the panelling, twin circular headlights with two side lights on the left and right, LED rear light cluster with single turn indicators
- C650GT - front turn indicators integrated in the mirrors, twin circular headlights with side lights between them presenting a vertical light strip of three elements, LED rear light cluster with integrated turn indicators.

Stowage space

- C600Sport - with world premiere FlexCase/variable stowage space concept in the tail under the seat. Despite its sporty, spartan tail section, two helmets can be easily stowed in the parked vehicle.
- C650GT - large stowage space of about 60 litres in the rear, also accomodating two helmets.

The luggage compartments share LED lighting and can also be equipped with an auxilliary power socket (accessory).

Colours

C600Sport
- Cosmic blue metallic matt
- Titan silver metallic
- Sapphire black metallic

C650GT
- Sapphire black metallic
- Platinum bronze metallic
- Vermilion red metallic

Factory Options: Both the C600Sport and C650GT will be available with the following factory options:

1. BMW Anti-theft Alarm
2.Highline Package, including:
 - Heated Grips
 - Heated Seat
 - Tire Pressure Monitor

Accessories: A full range of accessories will also be available from market launch, including:
- Large Volume waterproof Top Case (35L) in all body colours
- Central Tunnel Bag (12L)
- BMW Motorrad Navigator IV navigation system w/integrated mount
- BMW Motorrad Communication System
- USB charging unit
- Drop-protection pads
- Scooter lock
- Akrapovic Sports Silencer
- Chrome features (passenger footrests and footplate inserts
- Additional power socket for luggage compartment

Pricing for the new BMW Maxi-Scooters will be announced in spring of 2012. The C600Sport and C650GT will reach BMW Motorrad dealers in fall of 2012 as 2013 models.

Technical Specifications C600 Sport

Engine Type: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 647 cc
Output: 60hp at 7500 rpm
Transmission: CVT
Seat Height: 810 mm
Dry Weight: 237 kg (522 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 4.8 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months

Technical Specifications C600 GT
Engine Type: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 647 cc
Output: 60hp at 7500 rpm
Transmission: CVT
Seat Height: 795 mm
Dry Weight: 249 kg (549 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 4.8 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months