BMW C600 and C650

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  1. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  2. enc0re

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    Beat me to it by five minutes! Guess I spent too long composing my post.

    Here's the official blurb from the EICMA:

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    And from the BMW Motorrad Director's speech:
    Two helmets. 60hp. Production is already under way. Color me interested since I need a new scooter anyway.
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  3. mullman

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    Me likey!
    Adj windscreen, 15" wheels, lots of storage, 60hp.

    But time will tell:

    1. Will it come to Amerika?
    2. How much?
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  4. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I love the blue C600!
    Another article (in French). Should be coming out in March. I hope we get it in the US...
    http://www.scooter-infos.com/actual...bmw-c600-sport-et-c650-gt-enfin-devoiles.html

    Cool pics here:
    http://www.scooter-station.com/Maxiscooter-BMW-C-600-Sport-Performant-et-fute.html

    And here:
    http://www.scooter-station.com/BMW-C-650-GT-Voici-la-RT-des-maxiscooters.html
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  5. mullman

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  6. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  9. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    SPECS:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    ENGINE<o:p></o:p>
    Type Twin-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine, four valves per cylinder<o:p></o:p>
    Bore x stroke 79 mm x 66 mm<o:p></o:p>
    Capacity 647 cc<o:p></o:p>
    Max. output 60 hp (44 kW) at 7,500 rpm<o:p></o:p>
    Max. torque 66 Nm at 6,000 rpm<o:p></o:p>
    Compression ratio 11.6:1<o:p></o:p>
    Fuel/engine management Electronic fuel injection, BMSE electronic engine management<o:p></o:p>
    Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU4 emission standard<o:p></o:p>
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    PERFORMANCE/FUEL CONSUMPTION<o:p></o:p>
    Max. speed 175 km/h<o:p></o:p>
    Acceleration (0-100km/h) 7.1 seconds<o:p></o:p>
    Fuel consumption per 100 km at a constant 100 km/h 4.8 litres<o:p></o:p>
    Fuel type Premium unleaded, 95 octane (RON)<o:p></o:p>
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    ELECTRICS<o:p></o:p>
    Alternator 588-W three-phase generator<o:p></o:p>
    Battery 12 V/12 Ah, maintenance-free<o:p></o:p>
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    TRANSMISSION<o:p></o:p>
    Clutch Centrifugal<o:p></o:p>
    Gearbox CVT gearbox<o:p></o:p>
    Final drive Wet chain drive<o:p></o:p>
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    CHASSIS/BRAKES<o:p></o:p>
    Frame Steel tube construction with die-cast aluminium unit<o:p></o:p>
    Suspension, front Upside-down fork, stanchion diameter 40 mm<o:p></o:p>
    Suspension, rear Single-sided swing arm<o:p></o:p>
    Travel, front/rear 115 mm/115 mm<o:p></o:p>
    Wheelbase 1,592 mm<o:p></o:p>
    Castor 92 mm<o:p></o:p>
    Steering head angle 64.6°<o:p></o:p>
    Wheels Cast aluminium<o:p></o:p>
    Rim dimensions, front 3.50 x 15"<o:p></o:p>
    Rim dimensions, rear 4.50 x 15"<o:p></o:p>
    Tyre, front 120/70 ZR 15<o:p></o:p>
    Tyre, rear 160/60 ZR 15<o:p></o:p>
    Brakes, front <o:p></o:p>
    Double disc brakes, diameter 270 mm, double-piston, floating calipers<o:p></o:p>
    Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 270 mm, double-piston, floating caliper<o:p></o:p>
    ABS BMW Motorrad ABS (as standard)<o:p></o:p>
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    DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT<o:p></o:p>
    Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready (1) 249 kg<o:p></o:p>
    Max. permitted weight 445 kg<o:p></o:p>
    Length 2,155 mm<o:p></o:p>
    Height (excluding mirrors) 1,378 mm<o:p></o:p>
    Width (including mirrors) 790 (877) mm<o:p></o:p>
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  10. cabanza

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  11. chazbird

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    Beautiful, both of them. The big competitive questions: Will it be reliable? What will it cost in the US?
    My spotty math converts the fuel mileage to 46 mpg at 59 mph. Maybe someone can tweak that figure. 60 mpg would be real nice, BMW's 650-800cc bikes get excellent, and better fuel, economy. Doesn't Piaggio 350 claim to get 70+mpg.
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  12. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Keep in mind that the Beverly is a 350cc and the Cs are 650cc. They also are a lot heavier.
    Yamaha lists 47mpg for the Tmax and I always got about 50-52mpg. 50mph might be achievable on the BMW... That's not bad.
    I have a CBR 250R right now and Honda claims 77mpg. The best I've achieved is 68mpg, my worst being 58mpg. May be Piaggio is a little optimistic?
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  13. ferrix

    ferrix Been here awhile

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    I don't quite get this expandable business - can those paniers actually be expanded and folded? Because they look the same to me in every picture I've seen, but I've been known to miss details like that before :)
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  14. JN3n

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    I have the concept as a screen saver . I am going down to the dealer with a deposit !! This is just the around town bike that I have been waiting for !!!!
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  15. enc0re

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    I thought it was the underseat storage on both models that expands, so that you can store full size helmets while its parked. We really need a picture of this system in action.
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    elamofo Been here awhile

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  18. enc0re

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    I'm not smart enough to understand what to look at in that picture. Are you confirming that flexcase refers to the underseat storage and not the panniers?
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  19. ferrix

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    Ah, I get it now:

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    So that folding floor gives you an extra space to store the helmet, but presumably does nothing for actually keeping stuff there while on the move. In fact, I'd be rather worried it will fall down if I try to put something heavier in there like groceries... which is what I do, so it matters to me.
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