Test rode a BMW C600 Sport today

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by klx250sfguy, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. klx250sfguy

    klx250sfguy Been here awhile

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    BMW demo days here in St.John's this weekend. I took a C600 Sport out. I liked it a lot. The heated seat and grips were pretty nice.

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    Tomorrow I'm gonna test ride the C650 GT and the K1600 GTL (like this one).

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  2. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    I looked at one yesterday, very nice and very expensive too. I'm very interested in getting a bigger cc scooter. I also checked out a Burgman 400 which I didn't like so much. I wish we had that new Xmax 400 here. Still the C600 is very nice and I want one. Hmmmm.
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  3. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    I thought about a used Tmax as well. I've never had a scooter and want to try one instead of a motorcycle for a while. The reason I want a big engine is to be able to tour and cruise comfortably at freeway speeds. The BMW certainly checks those boxes.
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  4. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Big scooters are a lot of fun!!!
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  5. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    I found the Burgman cramped for my size as well as the C650GT. The C600 felt just right but at over 11K out the door kinda hard to justify that. I might be able to though...:evil
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  6. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    I hit the request a qoute button on the local dealer's website and got emailed back the same info that is on their website. Sent them another email saying that I was requesting a qoute and someone from sales sent me more info and asked that I come in and talk. I guess they don't want to sell me a scooter. Dealers.:norton
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  7. Dabears

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    Occassionally a guy at work rides his k1200LT and it makes my R1200GS look like a scooter. Can't even imagine riding one of those; even with reverse.

    The BMW scooters are appealing. I specifically avoid my dealer during their free test drive weekends because I don't want to get hooked (again). What I don't know won't cost me :evil.

    I'll be interested to hear your thoughts comparing the Sport and the GT. Take a look at the storage on the GT and see how it compares with others you might have ridden. Have fun!
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  8. Gerg

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    Very few BMW dealers will quote you anything other than MSRP over the phone or email. Why should they? If you're not willing to come in why would they waste their time answering your fishing emails?
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  9. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    Looks like a cool scoot, but thats a lot of $! Thats getting into H-D price range!
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  10. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    Because the button says request a quote on their website. I had already been in to see if I liked the scooter and it's a bit of a drive to the dealer. I was simply trying to find out what the total cost would be OTD. If that's fishing so be it.
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  11. acejones

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    Tell them to bring one over to your house to talk. Offer them free coffee and donuts. That's what they'll do if you go to them.
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  12. GREY.HOUND

    GREY.HOUND Been here awhile

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    It is a lot of money for a scooter, but it is a lot of scooter (size, features, etc.) And a lot of us picked scooters over MC's for lots of reasons. If I had the money to spend on one, I think I'd choose it over an MC for all the reasons I chose my 250cc scooter over a 250cc MC. But the BMW's has more power and options that aren't on most scooters.
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  13. elamofo

    elamofo Been here awhile

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    List price on the 2011 TMAX was about $8500 for 150 cc less, about 20 hp less, less storage, non adjustable windscreen, no heated grips or seats and no abs. (Think I covered everything.)

    PS. I love my TMAX.
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  14. GREY.HOUND

    GREY.HOUND Been here awhile

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    The TMAX seems like the bees knees that's for sure. Too bad the newer model isn't being imported with ABS.

    I would be concerned about BMW pulling out of the scooter market after a year or two, then being left without proper support.
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  15. elamofo

    elamofo Been here awhile

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  16. GREY.HOUND

    GREY.HOUND Been here awhile

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    While not currently in the market, I like keeping tabs. Local BMW has one of each but I haven't stopped by. I see them every time I'm on the 13th fairway at the golf course I play (somewhat regularly).

    I wish they were less than 500 pounds though. 500 and under seems more manageable.
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  17. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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    It's a nice looking comfortable machine (by the sit test)...would like to ride one, but way too expensive for me to buy.
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  18. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    As long as you have BMW motorcycle dealers around, you will have support for the scooters....and no chance of them disapearing.
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  19. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Yea, I would not worry about loosing support.
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  20. Rugby4life

    Rugby4life Been here awhile

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    Don't let the weight put you off. I've got a GT and it is unbelievably easy to balance, especially at super slow speeds. It handles easier at slow speed than my Majesty did and it was no slouch.

    Also, although not cheap, I don't see the $9,990 BMW grossly expensive compared to the $10,999 Suzuki Burgman. For the price of the Burgman I was able to add 3 level heated seats, 3 level heated grips, and a tire pressure monitoring system to the GT. Plus if you classify it as its abilities suggest, as a mid sized touring bike, it's $7k cheaper than an R1200RT.
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