In a segment in which there are models that are already established for years, BMW is taking its toll with its maxi-scotters, the C650GT and C600 Sport, on its more radical version.
Technically speaking the C650GT chassis features a double cradle steel with aluminum subframe supporting the engine mounting and the rear swingarm. Within this, the chain of transmission is hiding so as to transmit power to the rear wheel. This solution reduces the typical pulls on the chain and the reactions it causes in the rack. Its actions speak for themselves and give it the name of a maxi scooter. It has a wheelbase of 1591 mm and 258 kilos of weight, a figure that seems high to hear but it is very easy to control and steer it when driving around in the city.
The engine that equips the C650GT is a four-stroke two-cylinder of 647 cm3 with electronic injection that yields an output of 60 hp at 7,500 rpm and is capable of developing 66 Nm of torque, featuring a gearbox with continuously variable transmition of CVT type, capable of providing a top speed of 175 km/h. BMW announces consumption figures of 4,4 l/100 km at a speed of 90 km/ h and it needs 5.6 when moving at 120 km/ h. This means we get an average of 5.8 l considering the way of driving through different scenarios like in the city, on a highway and on road curves.
Regarding its equipment, BMW has always excelled with respect to its direct competitors, so it has ABS, LED lighting in the front and rear as well as on the rear indicators and the ones integrated in the mirrors, electrically adjustable windshield, computer on board with various functions and optionally is possible to mount a heater on the cuffs nad the seats, tire pressure control, GPS with electronic antitheft system etc. If you are looking for a maxi scooter space on the C650GT, it is right under the seat, where you will find a bin with a capacity of 60 liters that allows you to store two helmets without any problems.
If there is anything that stands out the most on this scootter is its comfort, thanks to the study of BMW for giving in all their motorcycles a proper and comfortable riding position for both the driver and the passenger to travel comfortably. What also contributes to comfort is the aerodynamic study of the front dome the work that has been done on the suspension setup, making the weigh destribution of the bike ideal.