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Old 06-21-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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The BMWs are (finally) coming

Yes, I am a little obsessed with these scooters. Found this French language scooter news site from a French language scooter forum. I do not speak French. Google translate does though.

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http://www.scooter-infos.com/actuali...4-juillet.html

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The first BMW maxiscooters C 600 and C 650 Sport GT, whose production had been delayed, will be delivered on or after July 14, 2012 to their clients French, Italian and Spanish. These three strategic markets will be the first served.

Germany will wait until July 21, the rest of Europe until July 28, ultra-marine markets following the fall of 2012. In France, it will cost you 11 100 for the BMW 600 Sport C, and 11 450 for C 650 GT.

These machines come eagerly awaited in France therefore a national holiday, what better way to make a spectacular entrance you say? Delayed by the quality department of BMW, the maximum high-end target for the flawless face nothing less than the Yamaha T-Max 530, and GT reference Honda SW-T 600 and Suzuki Burgman 650.


My only question now is of course, what the heck is an "ultra-marine market"?
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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My only question now is of course, what the heck is an "ultra-marine market"?
Overseas market.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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Here's one type of ultramarine.

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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11K+ euros = 14-15 k usd? I am including importation duties... NOT ME

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Old 06-23-2012, 02:28 PM   #5
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The BMW scooters for the US market will start production in the beginning of August. The US Dealer intro of the scooters will be mid October at a place not announced yet, delivery to the dealers will coincide with the October dealer show.

US pricing has not been determined yet.

Thought you would like to know. The demand for these BMW scooters are similar to the K1600's in that the demand is extremely high on a world wide basis.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #6
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Here's one type of ultramarine.

Eh, he's a Colts fan. I live in New England, where we don't dump our quarterbacks just because of a little injury.

Well, not our current quaterback anyway. The last one, sure.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #7
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The BMW scooters for the US market will start production in the beginning of August. The US Dealer intro of the scooters will be mid October at a place not announced yet, delivery to the dealers will coincide with the October dealer show.

US pricing has not been determined yet.

Thought you would like to know. The demand for these BMW scooters are similar to the K1600's in that the demand is extremely high on a world wide basis.
Good info, thanks. Any idea how the demand is for these in the US vs. rest of the world?
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #8
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Good info, thanks. Any idea how the demand is for these in the US vs. rest of the world?
Don't know for sure, but San Jose has many deposits on the upcomming BMW Scooters. From what I generally gather, the US demand is quiet hi.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:16 PM   #9
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Still betting march 2013 for US market
Deposit on first blue c600 to long beach BMW
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #10
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Still betting march 2013 for US market
Deposit on first blue c600 to long beach BMW
That's fine with me, being in New England. Not much riding in the winter usually anyway. Although last winter was pretty mild and not much snow, but I'm sure it was still warmer in long beach.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #11
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Here's one type of ultramarine.
In comparison to something with the prefix "super", rather than "ultra":


French registered Supermarine Spitfire PR19 retro-fitted with a counter rotating propeller Griffon 58A from an Avro Shackleton in 2002 and which was then owned by Christophe Jacquard.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:35 PM   #12
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Good info, thanks. Any idea how the demand is for these in the US vs. rest of the world?
Obi-Wan: These aren't the maxiscooters you're looking for.

US scooterist: These aren't the maxiscooters we're looking for.

Obi-Wan: He can go about his continental scooter business.

US scooterist: You can go about your continental scooter business.

Obi-Wan: Move along.

US scooterist: Move along... move along.

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:44 PM   #13
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Why would anyone buy a Silverwing/Burgman/Majesty/T-Max with BMW written on it and pay twice as much?
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:57 PM   #14
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What makes you think that they will cost twice as much????

I think that you will be plesently suprised.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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Why would anyone buy a Silverwing/Burgman/Majesty/T-Max with BMW written on it and pay twice as much?
2011 TMAX lists for $8600 US. I'd expect the C600 sport with all options to be around $11,000. So for $2400 I can get 50% more HP, ABS, adjustable windscreen, heated grips and seats, more usable underseat storage and a power plug, plus BMW will actually sell accessories for this, unlike Yamaha. And I think its great looking, at least in the pictures.

Seems like a good deal actually.

Those are my reasons for wanting one, but there's a reason there's so many different kinds of bikes made. To each his own.
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