2019 BMW C 400 GT
BMW Motorrad expands its C 400 range with a Gran Turismo version designed to bring some long-distance capabilities to the table. This mid-size scooter features comfort amenities alongside safety features that deliver peace of mind, and let’s face it, peace of mind has a comfort factor all its own. Cutting-edge electronics and multimedia connectivity come standard, and I gotta’ say the electronics suite is vastly superior to a good number of “proper” motorcycles on the market today. Think I’m overstating it? Hold that thought for just a few minutes and I’ll make a believer of you.
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2017 - 2019 BMW C Evolution
The Bayerische Motoren Werke introduced its original C Evolution electric scooter to the great proving ground that is the European scooter market all the way back in 2012 and it’s finally in the U.S. market. A boosted battery ampacity gives it the increased range needed to handle a long-distance commute, but it’s the electronics suite that really puts the C Evolution in a class of its own. Traction control, torque control and ABS all make an appearance along with the 35-horsepower motor that, according to the factory, has no problem running right up to the 80 mph governor. I had to remind myself more than once that this is still considered just a scooter, though it could certainly embarrass many a low- to mid-range ride. Not just other scooters either, but proper motorcycles. Don’t believe it? Read on and I’ll make my case.
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2017 - 2019 BMW C 650 Sport / C 650 GT
Nobody blurs the line between scooter and ’proper’ motorcycle better than the engineers at BMW, and the C 650 range is no exception. The C 650 “Sport” and “GT” models have very few changes, but that’s not surprising given how difficult it would be to improve upon the bundle of features already built in. I mean, it’s a scooter with traction control and ABS on board, plus a relatively large and powerful engine with a sophisticated engine management system, so this is ’not’ your grandfather’s scooter. I have a great appreciation for German engineering, so I’m looking to see what all Beemer has tucked away on its not-so-little maxi-scooter.
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2018 - 2019 BMW C 400 X
BMW Motorrad turned us on to its newest mid-size scooter, the C 400 X, at the 2017 EICMA with an amply-powered thumper that handles highway speeds and turns in a very respectable 0-60 mph time; not bad at all for a genre made up mainly of rides more appropriate for putting around campus or retirement communities.
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Sleek, strong and spacious, the 2014 BMW C 600 Sport is a practical machine developed for those who want more than just a city scooter.
At its heart lies a 647 cc, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled engine with 4 valves per cylinder. The unit puts out a maximum power of 44 KW (60 Hp) at 7,500 rpm and 66 Nm (49 Lb. Ft.) of torque at 6,000 rpm. All this power is kept in leash by a CVT transmission.
Fire up the 647 cc unit and it will reward you with a maximum speed of 109 mph and an average fuel consumption of 5.0 liters per 100 km.
As far as prices are concerned, the 2014 BMW C 600 Sport is offered with a base price of $ 9,590 (Including ABS).
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The BMW C 650 GT has a lot to love. It is built using the latest technologies in the business, it offers the biggest storage volume in its class and assures a great weather protection.
Thanks to its capable 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 647cc engine the scooter can deal great with both the city streets and the highway traffic. The unit cranks out a maximum power of 44 KW (60 Hp) at 7,500 Rpm and 49 Lb/Ft (66 Nm) of torque at 6,000 Rpm. This is more than enough power to propel you to a maximum speed of up to 109 Mph.
As far as efficiency is concerned, the BMW C 650 GT delivers an average fuel consumption of 5.0 liters/100 km.
The scooter’s speed is kept under control by a two-rotor disc brake with a diameter of 10.6 Inches and a rear single disc brake with a diameter of 10.6 Inches. Needles to say that you also get a standard Anti Lock Braking System (ABS).
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BMW has revealed the complete specifications of its new C Evolution scooter. The new scooter is fully electric and features selectable regenerative braking, Torque Control Assistant (to limit power under acceleration if wheel slip is detected), a large TFT display and daytime LED running lights.
Power comes from a drivetrain swing arm with liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor via a toothed belt and ring gearing. The motor delivers 11 kW (15 hp), with a peak output of 35 kW (47 hp) which is more than enough to propel the scooter to a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph, electronically limited).
The motor is linked to an 8 kWh capacity air-cooled lithium-ion high-voltage battery that delivers enough power to give you a riding range of up to 100 kilometres (62 miles). The battery can be fuly charged charged in around 4 hours using any standard 220V domestic socket with a 12A charge current.
Price and availability have not yet been announced.
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BMW revealed the 2013 versions of its C600 Sport and C 650 GT scooters. The maxi scooters represent a good alternative for those who want an efficient way of urban transportation.
Perhaps it goes without saying that the scooters come with the famous BMW technologies and reliability and offer excellent handling and performance. Power comes from a compact 2-Cylinder 4-stroke liquid-cooled engine with 4 valves per cylinder which offers a maximum speed of 174 kmph and is paired with a CVT transmission.
The scooters are not only fast but they are also good looking. Their sporty windshield is ready to protect you from the elements, while the attractive fairing helps you get noticed every time you’re passing down the street.
The sporty look of the scooters is also enhanced by the circular headlights with two side lights on the left and right, and the LED rear light cluster with single turn indicators.
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In the latest years scooters have become more popular than ever so there is no wonder why BMW decided to enter into this segment.
One of the newest addition in BMW’s scooters lineup is the 2013 C 650 GT Maxi-Scooter which is powered by a 44 kW (60 hp) engine. The scooter was designed to be as comfortable as possible and is aimed at those who are searching for an efficient and fast way of urban transportation. Talking about efficiency, the BMW C 650 GT has a fuel consumption of 5.6 l calculated at a constant speed of 75 mph.
The 2013 BMW C650 GT is packed with a wide range of features among which you’ll find a parking brake integrated in the side stand, electrically adjustable windshield, ABS brakes and central locking. The motorcycle sits on front 120/70 ZR 15 and rear 160/60 ZR 15 tires.
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The 2013 BMW C600 Sport is one of the newest Maxi Tourers developed by the German manufacturer. The scooter was designed with practicality and comfort in mind and features an ergonomic but sporty design.
Needless to say that the C600 Sport delivers the high performances expected from BMW and has also a top notch build quality. You’ll also like the sporty handling and the comfortable ride which is assured by the capable suspensions.
The 2013 BMW C600 Sport is powered by a 2-cylinder 4-stroke liquid-cooled engine with 4 valves per cylinder which cranks out 44 kW (60 hp) at 7,500 rpm and 66 Nm (49 lb/ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. Thanks to its sporty engine the BMW C600 Sport is able to hit a maximum speed of 109 mph, while the fuel consumption is rated at 5.6 liter per 100 km.
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BMW was always ahead of the pack when it comes to innovative technologies and this is one of the secrets behind its success. The company has revealed yet another two wheel project which combines ecological sustainability with the highest level of riding dynamics.
The new concept is fully electric and is powered by an ultra efficient motor. Thanks to the innovative arrangement of the electric motor, power electronics and batteries, the motorcycle is able to be very agile and offers a sharp handling.
Moreover, BMWi High Voltage Technology gives the Concept E the ability to reward its rider with a pretty lively acceleration which is comparable with the one offered by a scooter powered by combustion engine.
Like most of today’s electric motorcycles, the Concept E is also offered with an energy regeneration system which reuses the energy lost during braking. Thanks to this useful system and the capable battery pack, the Concept E offers a maximum riding range of up to 100 km.
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Due to their practicality and efficiency the single track vehicles have a bright future. The fundamental benefits offered by the two-wheelers are obvious. They do not take up much space, they have low emission levels and are fuel-efficient and very flexible as well.
BMW knows these facts very well and its engineers are continuously working to develop new models and technologies for the future. One of the latest two wheel projects presented by the German manufacturer is the Concept C. The new concept shows what mobility of the future could look like.
The Concept C features a highly complex monolever mechanism with hollowed-out shaft connected to a suspension strut visible from the outside. There is also a twin disc brake at the front which features two radial brake callipers and a single disc brake at the rear. Not to mention about the BMW Motorrad ABS which further enhances safety.
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