Overall concept and vehicle properties
There have been drastic changes in the requirements for individual mobility
concepts, specifically for conurbations. The challenges facing inner city
traffic in future will be growing traffic volume, rising energy costs, and
greater stringency of CO2 stipulations.
The BMW Group has recognised these challenges and is developing series solutions
for the mobility needs of today and tomorrow. As an integral part of the BMW
Group, BMW Motorrad is also dealing with the issues of individual single track
mobility and the future needs of customers. In this context, BMW Motorrad is
expanding its business activities to include urban mobility.
As its first offers on this sector, BMW Motorrad will be presenting two premium
vehicles on the maxi scooter segment.
The BMW C 600 Sport and the BMW C 650 GT combine the outstanding riding
properties of a motorcycle with the specific agility and conceptual comfort of a
scooter for a new kind of dynamic riding experience.
The new maxi scooters will be built at the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin.
Two dynamic maxi scooters for sports and
The differing characteristics of the concepts
behind these two maxi scooters appeal to a wide target group: the C 600 Sport
for the riders with sports ambitions, and the C 650 GT for customers attaching
greater importance to comfort and touring ability.
Irrespectively of their differing concepts, the C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT
present the unique design language of BMW Motorrad, setting new standards on
this segment in this category as well. Modern and dynamic, they are the perfect
examples of the BMW Motorrad design philosophy.
Powerful 2-cylinder inline engine with CVT and characteristic sound.
The 2-cylinder inline engine of the C 600 Sport
and C 650 GT is an all new development by BMW Motorrad with a displacement of
647 cc. In both models, its rated power output is 44 kW (60 hp) at 7500 rpm, and
its max torque of 66 Nm is available at 6000 rpm. The power is transferred via a
directly integrated CVT, or continuously variable transmission.
The engine owes its low position and therefore low centre of gravity to its
cylinder bank, which is inclined to the front through 70°. The characteristic
sound and low vibration levels are the result of the 90° crank pin offset, 270°
ignition spacing, and two balancer shafts driven by spur gears.
An electronic fuel injection system supplies the four valves under the two
overhead camshafts. Oil is supplied from a dry sump with double oil pump, and an
efficient cooling concept optimises the thermal equilibrium in the 2-cylinder
The exhaust system is made completely of stainless steel and complies with
motorcycle specifications. Fitted with a closed loop catalytic converter and an
oxygen sensor, the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT fulfill today the Euro-4 emission
limits of tomorrow.
Suspension with playful handling and best
One objective in the development of the C 600
Sport and C 650 GT 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.
Accordingly, the design of the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT suspension features a
torsionally rigid hybrid interconnection of a tubular steel bridge frame and a
diecast aluminium unit at the swingarm bearing. In addition, the 2-cylinder
inline engine functions as a stressed element, presenting a particularly rigid
construction for stable and high precision response.
The greatest possible riding stability is also provided by the bearing for the
cast light-alloy single swingarm with coaxial centre of rotation.
Also the suspension elements fulfill more fastidious needs for sporting character
and comfort. At the front, an upside down fork presents a generous fork diameter
of 40 mm. The tail presents a reclining spring strut on the left side. The
spring travels are each 115 mm, as they also occur quite commonly on the
motorcycle sector. Also the tyre widths and cross sections of the C 600 Sport
and the C 650 GT are aligned to motorcycle dimensions.
Powerful braking system with BMW Motorrad ABS
fitted as standard.
The new C 600 Sport and C 650 GT are fitted with
a generously sized braking system consisting of a two-rotor disc brake at the
front and a single disc brake at the rear, each 270 mm in diameter. At the same
time, the BMW Motorrad ABS fitted as standard ensures maximum possible safety.
Multifunctional instrument cluster and
optional LED daytime running light.
The instrument cluster of the C 600 Sport
and C 650 GT presents a large, easily readable LCD display with integrated
engine speed readout and an analogue speedometer. The instrument cluster
presents considerably more functions than usual in this vehicle class.
For the first time, BMW Motorrad is also offering an LED daytime running light
as an optional equipment feature on its C 600 Sport and C 650 GT.
C 600 Sport with the world premiere FlexCase.
The FlexCase for the C 600 Sport is an innovative
stowage space concept. A flap in the tail base under the seat enlarges the
stowage space on the stationary vehicle. This can be used e.g. to hold two
2012 BMW C600 Sport Model Features and
The highlights at a glance
•Efficiency optimised 2-cylinder inline engine
with high torque and CVT.
• The most powerful and efficient engine of its
•Compact design with dry sump lubrication.
•Power output 44 kW (60 hp) at 7500 rpm, max
torque 66 Nm at 6000 rpm.
•Punchy sound and low vibration levels thanks to
the 90° crank pin offset, 270° ignition spacing, and two balancer shafts.
•Low fuel consumption and low emissions thanks to
electronic fuel injection and closed loop catalytic converter.
•Suspension concept similar to a motorcycle;
particularly rigid and hence more stable suspension system of tubular steel
bridge frame and diecast aluminium unit at the swingarm bearing.
•Generously dimensioned upside down fork with 40
•Swingarm with wide bearing base and reclining
spring strut on the side.
•Swingarm's centre of rotation coaxial with the
output shaft, so constant chain tension and reduced reaction torques.
•Low maintenance, encapsulated secondary drive
via roller chain in oil bath.
•High level of active safety thanks to generously
sized braking system and dual channel ABS fitted as standard.
• Hold brake engaged automatically via the side
• Multifunctional instrument cluster with onboard
• Optional LED daytime running light.
• Either sporty, dynamic or luxurious, elegant in
the characteristic BMW Motorrad design language.
• Generously sized stowage space. C 600 Sport
with the world premiere FlexCase as an innovative stowage space concept.
• Powered (C 650 GT) or manual (C 600 Sport)
windscreen adjustments for the optimal protection against wind and weather.
• Three colour variants for each.
•Extensive equipment and custom accessories of
the familiar high BMW Motorrad quality.
The differences between the C 600 Sport
and the C 650 GT at a glance
The sporty, dynamic scooter BMW C 600 Sport is
characterised by a seat positioned for extremely active riding. This was made
possible by the arrangement of the foot boards, seat, and handlebar in an
ergonomic triangle. More fastidious needs for touring and long distance
capabilities, on the other hand, are fulfilled by the luxurious C 650 GT. The
rider and passenger can therefore adopt a more relaxed sitting posture that is
highly appreciated especially over long stretches.
The ergonomics designed for even greater
passenger capability and comfort can be felt in particular on a more comfortable
seat with adjustable backrest for the rider in conjunction with a higher
handlebar and comfortable floor boards in lieu of separate footrests for the
passenger. In addition, the C 650 GT presents a larger, powered windscreen for
even better protection against wind and weather.
•C 600 Sport with dynamic seat position as a
result of flatter handlebar, sporty seat design for both one and two persons,
and sporty footrests for the passenger; seat height 810 mm.
•C 650 GT with emphatically comfortable seat
position as a result of higher handlebar, more comfortable and larger seat with
adjustable backrest for the rider, and foot boards for the passenger as well;
seat height 780 mm.
•C 600 Sport with windscreen adjustable
mechanically to three positions.
•C 650 GT with larger windscreen adjustable
electrically over 10 cm for even greater comfort and protection from wind and
Body and design
•C 600 Sport with sporty, spartan panels. The
lean tail with the dynamic upswing and emphatic body edges lend it lightness and
•C 650 GT with an organic design language emphasising comfort attributes.
Generously sized panel parts for outstanding comfort and protection against wind
Headlights, turn indicators, rear light
•C 600 Sport: front turn indicators integrated in
the paneling, twin circular headlights with two side lights on the left and
right, LED rear light cluster with single turn indicators
• C 650 GT: front turn indicators integrated in
the mirrors, twin circular headlights with side lights between them presenting a
vertical light strip of three elements, LED rear light cluster with integrated
•C 600 Sport with world premiere FlexCase and
hence variable stowage space concept in the tail under the seat. Despite its
sporty, spartan tail section, two helmets can be easily stowed in the parked
•C 650 GT with a large stowage space of about 60
in the tail for taking two helmets and other utilities.
•C 600 Sport:
Cosmic blue metallic matt
Titanium silver metallic
Sapphire black metallic
•C 650 GT:
Sapphire black metallic
Platinum bronze metallic
Vermilion red metallic
2-cylinder inline engine for powerful, majestic drive.
The all new 2-cylinder inline engine developed by
BMW Motorrad for the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT is designed with a 79 mm bore and
66 mm stroke for a displacement of 647 cc. In both models, its rated power
output is 44 kW (60 hp) at 7500 rpm, and its max torque of 66 Nm is available at
6000 rpm. The max engine speed is 8500 rpm.
Like all BMW Motorrad powertrains, the engine for
the new maxi scooter is also based on an elaborate overall concept and the space
saving arrangement of all auxiliary units and the directly integrated CVT
(continuously variable transmission). The overriding objective of creating a
highly compact scooter powertrain with the optimal installation measurements
gave rise to a 2-cylinder inline engine with liquid cooling and an extremely
flat cylinder bank inclined to the front through 70°. The deep position of the
installed engine not only benefits the vehicle's centre of gravity, but also
presents the low well for the rider's legs that is characteristic of scooters.
The most powerful and efficient engine of its
As the most powerful engine of its class, the
powertrain for the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT provides everything needed for
dynamic performance figures and outstanding torque curves. Thanks to its design
targeting the best possible efficiency, the engine achieves efficient combustion
and minimised friction losses at low engine speed levels. This perfected
engineering concept makes the 2-cylinder inline engine for the new BMW Motorrad
maxi scooters the most efficient powertrain to date in its class.
Throaty sound and high level of smooth
The highly compact inline engine with its 90°
crank pin offset lends the engine both its characteristics and its throaty
The high level of smooth running is ensured by
the balance shafts. These balance shafts lie in the same plane above and below
the crankshaft, which drives them via spur gears. This combination of crank pin
offset and balance shafts gives rise to a virtually perfect equilibrium of mass
and therefore a very low level of vibrations. This also allowed the designers to
mount the engine as a stressed member of the frame, and not in rubber mounts,
for the optimal vehicle rigidity and hence high riding stability.
Compact cylinder head, electronic fuel
injection, and digital engine management.
The four valves per combustion chamber are timed
in the classical manner via two overhead cast camshafts driven by a toothed
chain and bucket tappets on shims. The toothed chain is guided along two slide
rails. The cylinder head presents a highly compact design. The valves present an
intake angle of 12° and an exhaust angle of 14°. The compression ratio is
11.6:1. The valve heads measure 31.5 mm across on the intake side, and 27.1 mm
across on the exhaust side.
Fuel induction is the responsibility of an
electronic fuel injection system in conjunction with two power-closing 38 mm
throttle valves and the digital engine management system (BMS-E). This engine
management system analyses a large number of influencing variables for a
particularly convincing performance with low power consumption and excellent
cold start behaviour.
The control basis is provided by the quantity of
intake air that is defined indirectly by the throttle valve angle and the engine
speed. Using additional engine and ambient parameters (including engine
temperature, air temperature, and ambient air pressure), the engine controller
calculates individual values for injected quantity and ignition time. The engine
is designed for the fuel type lead free premium grade (95 RON). The fuel
capacity is 16 liters
(4 litre reserve).
The efficient engine design helped to achieve very low fuel consumption and
emission values in compliance with the future Euro-4 standard.
Compact overall design with dry sump
The engine casing of diecast aluminium is split
horizontally at the centre of the crankshaft. Designed as so called open deck
elements, the 2-cylinder liners are integrated in the top section of the casing.
The target of low installed height also benefited from the use of dry sump
lubrication that did away with the oil sump. The lubricant is circulated by a
double oil pump with intake and return stage driven by the bottom balance shaft
via a spur gear. The oil tank is integrated directly in the engine casing for
the most compact possible measurements. An electronic oil level monitor in the
cockpit warns the rider when the lubricant has reached the minimum level. In
addition, the oil supply can be examined with a dipstick. The total quantity of
oil is 3.1 liters
with filter change. At the same time, the top balance shaft
also serves to vent the crankshaft on the rotating ventilation principle. The
whole powertrain weighs just 81 kg.
Efficient cooling under all operating
Made to BMW Motorrad standards, the refined
cooling concept provides for the optimal thermal balance in the 2-cylinder
inline engine. In this case, cold coolant passes through the cylinder head in
the transverse direction, entering the front of the head on the hotter exhaust
side. Here, at the site of the greatest thermal load, this intense cooling
quickly conducts away heat for the best temperature compensation. Like the oil
pump, the water pump is driven by the bottom balance shaft via the spur gear.
The quantity of coolant (52% water, 48% Glysantin) is 2.2 liters
The water cooler of aluminium with plastic
radiator tanks and integrated thermostat utilises the same high performance
cooler network as is also fitted in BMW motorcycles. For the optimal centre of
gravity and flow properties, it is positioned under the steering head. Thanks to
its high efficiency, optimised air feed, and the best possible air passage, a
relatively small area proves adequate for a reliable dissipation of heat under
In longer stop and go or stationary traffic
conditions, an electric fan switches in automatically to cool the running
The temperatures between the engine oil and the
liquid coolant are balanced through an oil-water heat exchanger that also
reduces the engine's warmup period to a minimum.
Comfortable CVT and low maintenance secondary
The forces inside the drive unit are transferred
via a central output from the crankshaft to an intermediate shaft with torsion
damper connected with a primary toothed chain. At the same time, this
intermediate shaft operates as the input shaft to the continuously variable
transmission (CVT) with automatic centrifugal dry clutch on the output shaft.
The CVT is connected rigidly to the crankcase.
Two gear stages arranged directly behind the
clutch provide the reduction ratio needed for the secondary drive. The secondary
drive to the rear wheel is transferred over a roller chain with 72 links and 525
pitch. This runs fully encapsulated in the oil bath (750 ml SAE 90) and
therefore needs very little maintenance.
In this respect, a constant chain tension in all
suspension states and a low reaction torque from the drive forces are ensured by
a BMW Motorrad patented swingarm lying concentrically to the gear output.
Stainless steel exhaust system with closed
loop catalytic converter.
Fitted with a front and rear silencer, the
exhaust system is made completely of stainless steel to motorcycle
specifications. In this case, the silencer system utilises a complex combination
of absorption and resonance damping. Fitted with an oxygen sensor and closed
loop catalytic converter integrated in the front silencer, both of these maxi
scooters fulfill the emission limits of the future EU4 standard.
Refined suspension geometry for light handling,
optimal directional stability, and transparent feedback.
The top priority in developing the suspension for the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT
was to combine the best handling qualities and a transparent feedback for the
rider with stable directional stability at high speeds. With a wheelbase of 1591
mm, a steering head angle of 25.4°, and trail of 92 mm, the C 600 Sport and C
650 GT present key geometry features that don't need to shun comparison with
motorcycles. In the field, the overall concept behind the two maxi scooters'
suspension systems manifests itself particularly in ease of maneuverability, for
instance in city traffic, and in fascinating riding stability on country roads
rigid hybrid structure with tubular steel bridge frame.
The frame of the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT
presents a hybrid structure. The main frame of the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT
consists of a torsionally rigid tubular steel bridge structure as it is usually
found only on motorcycles. For the first time in the history of BMW Motorrad,
this tubular steel design is supplemented at the swingarm bearing with a bolted
diecast aluminium unit that lends additional rigidity to the whole structure of
the vehicle. In addition, the 2-cylinder inline engine functions as a stressed
member, for a particularly stable and high precision response.
rigid swingarm and swingarm bearing with coaxial centre of rotation.
The rear suspension is based on a single swingarm
of diecast aluminium and includes the low maintenance secondary drive. The
swingarm consists of a single part and is supplemented with a bolted aluminium
side cap providing additional torsional rigidity.
The target of the greatest possible riding
stability also benefits in particular from the swingarm bearing that, contrary
to the usual practice on scooters of fitting it in the engine casing, is instead
fitted in the frame, the usual practice on motorcycles. Also, the swingarm's
centre of rotation is arranged coaxially to the drive shaft as a measure to
minimise drive torques and suppress fluctuating states of tension on the
Reclining spring strut, upside down fork, and
light alloy wheels.
The asymmetrically arranged spring strut is
installed at a reclined angle on the left side of the vehicle, and its mount can
be adjusted to diverse loading states. The spring travel is 115 mm. The damper
tuning on the C 650 GT provides a particularly high level of comfort in line
with the vehicle concept.
The front suspension is provided by an upside
down fork with a diameter of 40 mm and a spring travel also of 115 mm. The two
fork bridges are forged steel parts. A welded steel structure, the handlebar is
bolted directly to the top fork bridge.
On their front, the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT roll
on a 3.5 x 15“ five spoke diecast light alloy wheel fitted with a 120/70-15
tyre. The rear wheel measures 4.5 x 15“ and is fitted with a 160/60-15 tyre.
Here too, the maxi scooter presents a series of widths and cross sections
aligned to customary motorcycle specifications. The 15“ rims safeguard the
highest riding stability with the optimal agility and handling.
Powerful braking system with ABS as standard.
The highest level of active safety is provided by
the generously sized braking system in conjunction with the BMW Motorrad ABS
fitted as standard.
At the front, sustained braking is ensured by a
two-rotor disc brake of 270 mm diameter and two double-piston floating calipers
with 25.4 mm piston diameter in conjunction with a 12.7 mm handbrake cylinder.
At the rear, this task is the responsibility of a
single disc system likewise with 270 mm diameter, double-piston floating
caliper with 27 mm piston diameter, and 14 mm handbrake cylinder.
All brake lines are designed as flexible steel
elements for a stable pressure point and best possible dosability. The two brake
levers can be set to five levels for individual ergonomics adapted to the
Tipping the scales at only 700 g and with an
extremely small installation space, the Bosch 9M type dual channel ABS allows
independent regulation of the two braking circuits for the front and rear
Hold brake engaged automatically via the side
BMW Motorrad developed a particularly innovative
solution for the mandatory hold brake on scooters. Whereas the rider normally
has to engage this brake with a separate lever, this is engaged automatically on
the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT when the side stand is extended. This is connected
to a pull cable that engages a second, mechanically actuated rear braking
calliper that prevents the vehicle from rolling away. This measure makes sure
that the vehicle is parked absolutely safely.
The range of optional equipment ex works for the
C 600 Sport and C 650 GT also includes the tyre pressure control RDC. Here,
sensors installed inside the rims register the current air pressure and
communicate this information to the display field in the instrument cluster.
The foot boards allow the rider to place his feet
for greater riding ease and comfort. Like on a motorcycle, the passenger on the
C 600 Sport has footrests, while the C 650 GT presents foot boards in this area
Electrical and electronic systems.
High performance electrical system with CAN bus
The electrical system in the C 600 Sport and C
650 GT is based on the established systems fitted in the BMW Motorrad models.
The electrical system is based on a CAN bus (controller area network). This
networks the instrument cluster, the ABS and engine controller, the electronic
immobiliser, and (as optional equipment) the anti-theft alarm system and the
tyre pressure control (RDC).
The standard scope also includes a power socket
installed in the left storage compartment. For example, this can be used to
recharge a mobile phone while it is connected via Bluetooth to the BMW Motorrad
communication system, where available, in the rider's helmet. A strong and
stable power supply under all operating conditions is safeguarded by the
alternator located on the left tail shaft and delivering 588 W. The battery has
a capacity of 12 Ah and is installed in the vehicle's front section behind the
right side paneling. The cable harness on the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT is
designed to allow retrofits of all optional electrical equipment ex works and
all optional accessories like e.g. heated grips, heated seat, alarm system, tyre
pressure control RDC, etc.
Multifunctional instrument cluster with onboard
The instrument cluster on the maxi scooters
presents considerably more functions than usual in this vehicle class. It
presents a large, easily readable LCD display with integrated engine speed
readout and an analogue speedometer with a highly legible scale. The instrument
cluster also integrates all indicator lights. The development of this instrument
cluster focused primarily on the best legibility and the elimination of
reflections on the display. The analogue speedometer and the LCD display are
illuminated in easy to read orange. This lighting is deactivated when the
daytime running light is activated.
Besides the eight bars representing the fuel
level, the instrument cluster also presents as standard useful details on the
oil level, distances traveled, and (via the onboard computer) distance covered
on the 4-litre fuel reserve, date and time, average fuel consumption and rate,
ambient temperature, and service information.
The top part of the display also presents
warnings in the form of text and symbols, e.g. when a light source fails. The
display also presents the operating state of the optional equipment heated grips
and heated seat.
LED lights, optional LED daytime running light,
and way home function.
The maxi scooters C 600 Sport and C 650 GT are
already fitted as standard with a rear light and LED stowage space lighting. The
LED technology is characterised in particular by exceptional reliability, long
service life, high luminous efficiency, and low power consumption.
The front lighting on the C 600 Sport consists of
one headlight each for low and high beams and two side lights (or alternatively
a combination of side light and optional daytime running light).
The C 650 GT likewise presents two headlights,
but the side light and optional daytime running light take the form of three LED
light elements arranged at the centre.
Both the side lights and the stowage space
lighting come with a so called way home function, i.e. the light remains on
after the vehicle has been parked.
Whereas LED turn indicators are offered as
optional equipment ex works for the C 600 Sport, this feature is fitted as
standard on the C 650 GT. In addition, both models can make use of the highline
package (optional equipment ex works) that provides the LED daytime running
light, a rare treat today for that extra safety on the scooter market.
Heated grips and seat.
For the first time at BMW Motorrad, the optional
accessories and optional equipment heated grips and heated seat also feature a
so called AUTO level with automatic temperature control in addition to Levels 1
When the rider selects the AUTO level, the
heaters for the grips and rider's seat are regulated automatically as a function
of the outside temperature and vehicle speed. The heaters switch on
automatically from an outside temperature of +8 °C. The heater output first
starts very gradually and rises with falling outside temperature. The max heater
output on the AUTO level is reached at -15 °C. The heater for the passenger's
seat can be activated at a separate switch by the passenger himself, when he can
select Level 1 or 2.
User friendly BMW Motorrad switch units.
The switch fittings are known from BMW
motorcycles and are available in various clusters depending on the equipment
range. The right side presents functions like start/stop, heated grips (Levels
1, 2, and AUTO with outside temperature control) and heated seats (Levels 1, 2,
and AUTO with outside temperature control). The left side integrates the
functions for high/low beams, headlight flasher, turn indicators, hazard warning
flashers, daytime running light, and horn.
Body and design.
Characteristic design language by BMW Motorrad.
The C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT present the
unmistakable design language of BMW Motorrad, setting new standards on this
segment in this category as well. Modern and aligned to the future, they are the
perfect examples of the BMW Motorrad design philosophy. They are thrilling
representatives of a perfectly new interpretation of the maxi scooter. Their
design utilises asymmetries and the typical split face as unique attributes that
also distinguish and hallmark the BMW Motorrad models.
These two new maxi scooters from BMW Motorrad
present a visual appeal that clearly stands out from the competition, for
designer impressions communicating sporty dynamics or luxurious elegance.
Visual and technical orientation to BMW
Yet the relationship between the two new maxi
scooters and the BMW Motorrad family also becomes apparent on the technical
side. For instance, the face is distinguished by a generously sized upside down
fork and a two-rotor disc brake, just as on a motorcycle. Meanwhile, the tail
proudly bears a dynamically designed single swingarm with generously
dimensioned, hollow wheel axle that is characteristic of BMW motorcycles. This
dynamic impression is also underscored by the highly visible, reclining spring
strut. Yet another design element known from BMW motorcycles has been adopted in
the form of the so called bash plates, or the side parts of the front paneling.
And also the twin tipped engine spoiler forges a design language link to BMW
C 600 Sport and C 650 GT - two independent
In terms of their technology, the two new maxi
scooter models from BMW Motorrad are based on an identical platform, yet certain
differences in their design testify to fully independent characters. Whereas the
C 600 Sport stresses the sporty, dynamic properties of a maxi scooter, the C 650
GT delivers a fascinating performance above all in comfort and touring
This touring oriented design of the C 650 GT is
also reflected in the design. This becomes clear particularly on the generously
sized paneling parts on the C 650 GT for outstanding protection against the
wind and weather, whereas the C 600 Sport appears in a sporty, spartan dress. On
the C 600 Sport, lightness and dynamics is also embodied especially in the lean
tail with the dynamic upswing and the emphatic body edges, whereas the organic
design language of the C 650 GT highlights comfort attributes.
The designers also found it especially important
to express in the formal design the technical closeness of the C 600 Sport and C
650 GT to the BMW Motorrad motorcycle family. Up until now, scooters with their
deep drawn leg well invariably adopted a certain L shape with almost vertical
body lines. Although this typical leg well is likewise presented on the two new
maxi scooters from BMW Motorrad, it resembles more a motorcycle by running
diagonally like the tail section and panel body lines. This gives rise to a
particularly dynamic play of lines.
The C 600 Sport presents a particularly sporty
and emotionally charged look. Its colour contrast paneling parts communicate a
decidedly compact design language. Even more strongly than on the C 650 GT, the
highly visible spring painted white in the strut lends it its look of technical
The differences between the C 600 Sport and C 650
GT can also be found in the ergonomics. For instance, in line with its dynamic
claims, the C 600 Sport presents a seat height of 810 mm and, together with the
low mounted handlebar, provides a sporty, meditative seated position aligned to
the front wheel. On the C 650 GT the seat height is only 780 mm. Aided by the
higher handlebar position, the rider can adopt an upright, highly relaxed
posture typical of touring.
Generous stowage space on the C 600 Sport with
the world premiere FlexCase.
The high touring and long distance capabilities
of the C 650 GT are also underscored by the generous stowage space consisting of
a spacious storage compartment (about 60 liters
) under the seat and two smaller
compartments (locked on the left) in the front part of the leg well. The storage
compartment with internal lighting in the tail of the C 650 GT can also take two
helmets when the vehicle is stationary. In addition, the bulges on the left and
right of the tail offer additional stowage space for utilities. The claims to
comfort made by the C 650 GT - also for two persons - are likewise corroborated
by the generously upholstered seat with the adjustable backrest for the rider.
Although the tail section of the C 600 Sport is
essentially shorter and sportier, the BMW Motorrad developers managed to
integrate a stowage space concept that can also take two helmets on this model
as well. The so called FlexCase was designed specifically for this purpose. This
takes the form of a flap in the tail base that can be opened to deepen the
available stowage space. This variable space is made possible by the use of a
high strength, elastic material based on Kevlar and providing a flexible, but
dirt and water repellent connection between the flap and the tail base. A world
first and patented by BMW Motorrad, this stowage space solution can take two
helmets when the vehicle is parked. The FlexCase flap is closed when the vehicle
is moving. But it can still take one helmet. A safety switch makes sure that the
engine cannot start when the FlexCase flap is open. When the flap is open, this
appears as a warning symbol on the instrument cluster. On the C 600 Sport too,
the stowage space under the seat is fitted with internal lighting.
On both models, additional stowage space is
available in the form of two glove compartments in the front part of the leg
well. The one on the left can be locked. The compartments are locked
automatically when the vehicle is parked and locked.
For the transport of additional luggage, the C
600 Sport and C 650 GT can be fitted with a luggage rack (optional accessory)
that also allows the installation of a top case (likewise optional accessory).
Central unlocking function for seat and fuel
The central lock also opens and locks the seat,
the front left glove compartment, and the fuel filler cap. The fuel filler is
situated for ease of access behind the fuel filler cap under the front end of
the seat in the leg well.
Innovative lamp design and the optimal protection
against wind and weather.
The differing characters of the two maxi scooters
are also apparent when viewed from the front. On the C 650 GT, the front turn
indicators are integrated in the mirrors. On the C 600 Sport, they are
integrated in the paneling. Each of the mirrors on the C 600 Sport is adjusted
manually, whereas on the C 650 GT the mirrors' carrier plates are adjusted
inside the mirror housing. Both vehicles feature twin circular headlights, but
on the C 650 GT the side light is arranged between the two headlights as a
vertical strip of three light elements. The C 600 Sport has two side lights
positioned on the left and right sides. The elegant appearance of the C 650 GT
is also reflected in the LED rear light cluster that also integrates the turn
indicators. In line with its sporty, dynamic character, the C 600 Sport features
single turn indicators.
For the best possible protection against wind and
weather and minimised wind noise, the windscreens of both maxi scooters were
developed in the wind tunnel. The windscreen on the C 650 GT can be adjusted
electrically over 10 cm (C 600 Sport: manually at two setscrews to one of three
stages) and presents a larger area than the C 600 Sport. In addition, the C 650
GT features adjustable deflection wings on its paneling that when needed boost
the supply of air to the rider. The optional accessories that BMW Motorrad
offers for the C 600 Sport also include a tinted windscreen and a shorter, clear
or tinted windscreen for an emphatically sporty look.
High quality solutions for leg well and cockpit.
On both the C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT, the
foot boards are upgraded with high quality, sturdy stainless steel elements.
The clear and dynamic design language is also
continued in the uncluttered cockpit of the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT. Whereas
the instrument cluster on the C 600 Sport is set in a cover panel painted a
sporty Granite grey metallic matt, the C 650 GT features a refined Magnesium
Organically designed rear silencer.
The stubby rear silencer of the C 600 Sport is of
high quality stainless steel with a pentagonal cross section. In line with its
sporty, dynamic visual appeal, it openly displays its stainless steel look,
whereas the elegant, comfort oriented C 650 GT, although fitted with the same
system, presents an additional silencer panel.
Optional equipment and optional accessories for a
wide range of individualising options.
BMW Motorrad offers its familiar extensive range
for individualising the new C 600 Sport and C 650 GT.
Optional equipment is delivered directly ex works and is integrated in the
production process. Optional accessories are installed by the BMW Motorrad
dealer. The vehicle can therefore be fitted with options after it has left the
•Anti-theft alarm system.
• Tyre pressure control RDC.
• LED daytime running light.
• LED turn indicators (C 600 Sport only).
Storage space programme.
•Topcase (35 liters
• Luggage rack.
• Liner for topcase.
• Centre console bag (12 liters
• Load area net.
Comfort and design.
•Tinted windscreen (C 600 Sport only).
•Clear/tinted sports windscreen (C 600 Sport
• Sports seat incl. heater (C 600 Sport only).
• Exclusive seat incl. heater (C 650 GT only).
• Rain cowl for seat.
• Wind deflector.
• Scooter jacket (fabric, wind, water, cold
protection for the rider).
• Aspherical mirror (C 650 GT only).
• Backrest for passenger.
Navigation and communication.
•BMW Motorrad navigator IV.
•Mount for BMW Motorrad navigator IV.
• BMW Motorrad communication system, where
• Mobile telephone facility for storage
• BMW USB charger.
Safety and electrical systems.
•Anti-theft alarm system.
• LED turn indicators (C 600 Sport only).
• Protection pads.
• Motorcycle lock.
• Additional onboard socket.
Other equipment options.
•Akrapovic sports silencer, homologated where
• Chrome set (footrests, handlebar weights, foot
For its new maxi scooters, BMW Motorrad is also
expanding its range of rider's equipment with attractive products for urban
mobility (e.g. AirFlow 2 helmet, Urban jacket, Urban gloves, X 2 sneakers,
The C 600 Sport and C 650 GT will be on offer in
three colour variants.
On the C 600 Sport, Cosmic blue metallic matt
underscores the compact, sporty design and presents an exciting contrast of high
dynamics to the areas of Granite grey metallic.
Titanium silver metallic lends the C 600 Sport an
emphatic technical note, and conveys a particularly light and compact impression
against the contrasting areas.
Sapphire black metallic lends the C 600 Sport a
powerful, masculine touch, and the combination with the contrasting areas gives
rise to an emphatically classical look.
On the C 650 GT, the elegant character of this
vehicle is underscored by Sapphire black metallic in conjunction with the fluid
design language and the areas of high contrast Magnesium metallic matt.
On the other hand, the C 650 GT with its Platinum
bronze metallic presents a unified whole, and the reduced contrasts amplify its
particularly supreme look in this homogeneous colour variant.
Vermilion red metallic emphasises the dynamic
side of the C 650 GT. One of the classics in the BMW Motorrad colour range, this
colour promotes a particularly modern look