Tuesday, November 08, 2011
2012 BMW C600 Sport, BMW C650GT: First official pics, specs released
BMW have released the first official pics and details of their new scooters, the C600 Sport and the C650GT, which according to the company are its new-age urban mobility solutions.
‘The differing characteristics of the concepts behind these two maxi scooters appeal to a wide target group: the C600 Sport for riders with sports ambitions and the C650GT for customers attaching greater importance to comfort and touring ability,’ says a press release from BMW.
Both the C600 Sport and C650GT are fitted with the same 647cc parallel-twin that produces 60 horsepower at 7500rpm and 66Nm of torque at 6000 revs. Both BMW scooters also get continuously variable transmission (CVT) as is the norm with almost all scooters these days.
‘One objective in the development of the C600 Sport and C650GT was to combine directional stability at high speeds on the motorway with playful handling in city traffic and clear feedback to the rider – just like a motorcycle,’ claim BMW, and back up that claim with a load of technical mumbo-jumbo that we don’t understand, but we’re prepared to believe the Bavarians and we’re sure the scooters handle damn well. There’s ABS to help keep you out of trouble and the C650GT gets an adjustable windscreen while the C600 Sport gets, well, sportier ergonomics. We think the duo is pretty cool.
Also see the latest in BMW riding gear, here
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