2013 BMW C650GT & C600 Sport in June 2012 Cycle World Magazine

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by oldhippie1, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. oldhippie1

    oldhippie1 Been here awhile

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    June 2012 Cycle World Magazine has a nice First Ride article on page 46-50 on the new BMW scooters. Very nice pictures too. 60 HP at 7500 rpm and nearly 49 foot-pounds of torque at 6000 rpm. I want one but bet maintenance wouldn't be easy for the home mechanic and probably costly at the dealership.
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  2. BerndM

    BerndM Shiftless One

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    You'd expect otherwise:huh
    It IS a BMW, after all:evil
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  3. gregbenner

    gregbenner Long timer

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    /-I thought they looked pretty cool. BMWs seem to have higher maintenance, etc, but after owning a BMW R1200GS and a Suzuki Vstrom DL1000 at the same time (different locations) i can tell you the BMWs definitely offer more. Cost more, but you get more. Kinda depends on what you want and can afford, i think:ear

    I currently have a 650 Burgman, hope to get the new C650GT:clap
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  4. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Try the Honda Integra NC700 first, just in case.
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  5. FoldArt

    FoldArt Been here awhile

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    RoadRunner mag also has a Riding Impressions story on the two new BMWs in the issue I received this past weekend. Generally positive. No word on when it will arrive or how much it will cost.
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