BMW C600 Sport and C650GT

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BMW C600 Sport and C650GT
Paris - Salon de la moto 2011 - BMW - C 650 GT et hôtesse - 001.jpg
C650 GT shown
ManufacturerBMW Motorrad
ProductionSince 2012
AssemblySpandau, Germany
ClassMaxi-scooter
Engine647 cc (39.5 cu in) parallel twin
Bore / stroke79 mm × 66 mm (3.11 in × 2.60 in)
Compression ratio11.6:1
Top speed109 mph (175 km/h)[1]
Power60 hp (45 kW) @ 7,500 rpm
Torque49 pound-feet (66 N⋅m) @ 6,000 rpm
TransmissionCVT, oil-bath chain
Frame typeSteel trellis
Suspension40 mm non-adjustable inverted fork
Brakes2-piston calipers, twin 270 mm discs front, single 270 mm disc rear
Tires15-inch, 120/70 front, 160/60 rear
Wheelbase1,591 mm (62.6 in)
Weight261 kg (575 lb) (GT)
249 kg (549 lb) (Sport) (wet)
Fuel capacity16 L (3.5 imp gal; 4.2 US gal)
Fuel consumption48–56 mpg‑imp (5.9–5.0 L/100 km; 40–47 mpg‑US)[1]

The BMW C600 Sport and C650GT are maxi-scooters produced by BMW Motorrad. They are the company's first scooter since the C1, which was manufactured by Bertone.[2] The line was announced by BMW at EICMA in late 2010. Current members of the series are the C600 Sport and the C650 GT, both powered by 647 cc parallel twin gasoline engines.[3] Production began at BMW's Spandau plant in December 2011,[2] and they were expected to be available in Europe in Spring 2012,[4] and in the US in Fall 2012 for the 2013 model year.[5] BMW has shown an electric motorcycle concept vehicle based on a similar size frame and similar styling.[6][7]

The C-series engine is built by Kymco company in Taiwan.[citation needed]

The front wheel fender is directing the road dirt to radiator which generates clogging issue and engine overheating.

Reports have stated BMW expects three quarters of sales to be to buyers in southern Europe.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ash, Kevin (May 27, 2012), "BMW C600 Sport and C650 GT review", Daily Telegraph, retrieved 2012-05-28
  2. ^ a b "BMW's First Production Scooters Roll-Off the Assembly Lines", BMW Motorcycle Magazine, December 2, 2011, retrieved 2012-05-03
  3. ^ Matthew Miles (March 29, 2012), "2013 BMW C650GT and C600 Sport – First Ride", Cycle World, retrieved 2012-05-03
  4. ^ "BMW Maxi-Scooters Delayed", BMW Motorcycle Magazine, February 21, 2012, retrieved 2012-05-03
  5. ^ Mark Tuttle (March 28, 2012), "BMW C 600 Sport / C 650 GT Scooters – First Ride", Rider magazine, archived from the original on 2012-05-11, retrieved 2012-05-03
  6. ^ "BMW is getting serious about scooters", USA Today, December 19, 2011
  7. ^ Concept E, BMW Motorcycles, retrieved 2012-05-03
  8. ^ "Video: BMW C600 Sport and C650GT ridden", Motor Cycle News, March 22, 2012, retrieved 2012-05-03

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