BMW C 600 Sport & C 650 GT First Ride Photo Gallery
GT is touring-oriented, gets a larger fairing, trunk, seat and windscreen.
Motorcycle USA took the BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT scooters for a ride through the hills of Southern California, see how they performed in the BMW C 600 Sport & C 650 GT First Ride photo gallery.
Sport has a more aggressive riding position, smaller fairing with sharper styling.
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Sport's seat has BMW's new 'Flexcase' storage—a lever deploys a fabric expansion large enough for a full-face helmet. The bike won't start if it's down.
Both models have an info-packed rider display: three tripmeters, ambient temperature, clock, date, mpg, tire pressure, stock ticker (just kidding!).
Large single-sided swingarm is lighter than it looks. It encloses the drive chain in an oil bath but doesn't carry the weight of the drive unit like most scooters, ensuring low-ish unsprung mass and good bump response.
The 650 GT has a host of amenities to allow for comfortable touring.
Horizontally mounted rear shock is well damped and adjustable for spring preload.
Wide bars and 15-inch radial tires offer responsive and predictable steering.
Both the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT have some heft, but the low placement of the engine and gas tank make maneuvering much easier.
Even after 400 miles, our tester was still comfortable aboard the BMW scoot.
Even though BMW touts above 50 mpg, our tester found that highway speeds reduced miles-per-gallon to about 37.
Seats on both the C 600 Sport and the 650 GT (shown) have ample padding and offer plenty of support.
Two locking glove boxes provide additional storage space.
The C 650 GT starts at just over $400 dollars more than the C 600 Sport.
Plenty of accessories will be available to deck out both the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT.
The Sport won marks in the "fun-to-ride" category for its slim body work and lower bars.
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