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EICMA Milan 2011: BMW C600 maxi scooters

November 11th, 2011

BMW have unveiled two new maxi scooters at this year’s EICMA show in Milan – the C600 Sport and C650GT.

BMW Motorrad’s General Director Hendrik von Kuenheim gave the opening speech which took place at the World Premiere in Milan on Monday. It was revealed that both scooters are powered by a 650cc two cylinder in-line engine giving a max power output of 60hp transmitted to the rear wheel by means of a CVT gearbox. The suspension on the two machines comprises of an upside down fork at the front and, for the first time in this class, a single swing arm at the rear. What separates the two is primarily the seating position, the Sport version is slightly higher than the GT which has a softer seat. Two helmets can be stored on both scooters, the C600 Sport also features a patented BMW FlexCase. Both machines have generously sized ABS brake systems as standard. A daytime running light, to enhance safety, is also available as an option. In addition to low fuel consumption, both scooters already fulfil Euro-4 emissions standards. Prices TBC.

BMW’s maxi scooters will also be on display at this year’s NEC Motorcycle Live.