BMW launched the new BMW C 650 Sport and the new BMW C 650 GT maxi-scooters. Among the new features the C 650 Sport has a revised design, while the C 650 GT can be fitted optional with Side View Assist, a world first for two-wheel vehicles.
2016 BMW C 650 Sport and 2016 BMW C 650 GT are fitted with a 647cc in-line 2 cylinder engine with an output of 60 hp at 7,500 rpm. BMW is offering a lower spec engine making 48 hp at 7,000 rpm. In order to meet the EU4 requirements, BMW has redefined the engine mapping on both maxi-scooters. The exhaust systems were fitted with a new silencer to further enhance sound quality and pass noise test regulations.
A new CVT transmission and new clutch offer a more dynamic set-off response. The maxi-scooters received new suspension and damper set-up to increase comfort. Suspension travel front and rear is 115 mm. The structure is made from a tubular steel bridge frame and a die-cast aluminium unit.
ABS and ASC (Automatic Stability Control) are standard on the new BMW C 650 Sport and the new BMW C 650 GT, but the Side View Assist system is optional only on the C 650 GT. The SVA is a world first for two-wheel vehicles. The system helps the rider when changing lane, in this case, by monitoring the blind spot, a very useful feature for urban riding.
The design has been revised. The 2016 BMW C 650 GT has been fine-tuned with new rear side trim panels and a new rear light unit. Both maxi-scooters feature newly designed instrument dials as well as new handlebar trim. Automatic daytime riding light function assures visibility in traffic for the new BMW C 650 Sport and C 650 GT during daytime. Both maxi-scooter have new colour schemes. The 2016 BMW C 650 Sport is offered in Valencia Orange metallic matt, Lightwhite non-metallic and Blackstorm metallic, while the 2016 BMW C 650 GT comes in Blackstorm metallic, Frozen Bronze metallic and Lightwhite non-metallic.