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BMW scooters: get used to hearing about ‘Urban Mobility’

November 8, 2011
BMW's new scooters

BMW C650GT, left, and C600 Sport (BMW Group image)

What was arguably EICMA’s most-anticipated introduction happened first thing Tuesday morning as BMW pulled the wraps off their two newest 2-wheeled entries.

The C600 Sport and C650GT are both powered by a 647cc twin-cylinder engine (not the 800 of previous speculation). This engine features four valves per cylinder and a dry-sump lubrication system. BMW claims 60 hp (44 kW) and 48.6 foot-lbs (66 Nm) of torque.

As the name implies, the Sport version is the canyon-carver; the C650GT has touring riders covered with a lower seat, more legroom and an electrically-adjustable windscreen.

While these two new scooters can be found on BMW Motorcycles’ U.S. Web site under the heading “Urban Mobility,” as this is written there’s no mention of pricing or an on-sale date. As soon as I know, you will, too. Favicon has many more details, which you can see by clicking here (translated version). is on the spot at EICMA, with detailed coverage of all the unveilings.

One Comment
  1. November 9, 2011 1:51 pm

    As much as I want to love the BMW scooters they just have the wrong feel to me. They’re Jetsons and I’m Flintstones. Or at least that’s my BMW/Vespa analogy.

    Maybe I’ll feel differently when I have a chance to ride one.

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

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