2012 BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT
There have been drastic changes in
the requirements for individual mobility concepts,
specifically for conurbations. The challenges facing
inner city traffic in future will be growing traffic
volume, rising energy costs, and greater stringency
of CO2 stipulations.
The BMW Group has recognised these
challenges and is developing series solutions for
the mobility needs of today and tomorrow. As an integral
part of the BMW Group, BMW Motorrad is also dealing
with the issues of individual single track mobility
and the future needs of customers. In this context,
BMW Motorrad is expanding its business activities
to include urban mobility.
As its first offers on this sector,
BMW Motorrad will be presenting two premium vehicles
on the maxi scooter segment. The BMW C 600 Sport and
the BMW C 650 GT combine the outstanding riding properties
of a motorcycle with the specific agility and conceptual
comfort of a scooter for a new kind of dynamic riding
The new maxi scooters will
be built at the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin.
Two dynamic maxi scooters for
sports and touring.
The differing characteristics of the
concepts behind these two maxi scooters appeal to
a wide target group: the C 600 Sport for the riders
with sports ambitions, and the C 650 GT for customers
attaching greater importance to comfort and touring
Irrespectively of their differing concepts,
the C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT present the unique
design language of BMW Motorrad, setting new standards
on this segment in this category as well. Modern and
dynamic, they are the perfect examples of the BMW
Motorrad design philosophy.
Powerful 2-cylinder inline
engine with CVT and characteristic sound.
The 2-cylinder inline engine of the
C 600 Sport and C 650 GT is an all new development
by BMW Motorrad with a displacement of 647 cc. In
both models, its rated power output is 44 kW (60 hp)
at 7500 rpm, and its max torque of 66 Nm is available
at 6000 rpm. The power is transferred via a directly
integrated CVT, or continuously variable transmission.
The engine owes its low position and
therefore low centre of gravity to its cylinder bank,
which is inclined to the front through 70°. The
characteristic sound and low vibration levels are
the result of the 90° crank pin offset, 270°
ignition spacing, and two balancer shafts driven by
An electronic fuel injection system
supplies the four valves under the two overhead camshafts.
Oil is supplied from a dry sump with double oil pump,
and an efficient cooling concept optimises the thermal
equilibrium in the 2-cylinder engine.
The exhaust system is made completely
of stainless steel and complies with motorcycle specifications.
Fitted with a closed loop catalytic converter and
an oxygen sensor, the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT fulfil
today the Euro-4 emission limits of tomorrow.
Suspension with playful handling
and best riding stability.
One objective in the development of
the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT was to combine directional
stability at high speeds on the motorway with playful
handling in city traffic and clear feedback to the
rider – just like a motorcycle.
Accordingly, the design of the C 600
Sport and C 650 GT suspension features a torsionally
rigid hybrid interconnection of a tubular steel bridge
frame and a diecast aluminium unit at the swingarm
bearing. In addition, the 2-cylinder inline engine
functions as a bearing element, presenting a particularly
rigid construction for stable and high precision response.
The greatest possible riding stability
is also provided by the bearing for the cast light-alloy
single swingarm with coaxial centre of rotation.
Also the suspension elements fulfil
more fastidious needs for sporting character and comfort.
At the front, an upside down fork presents a generous
fixed fork diameter of 40 mm. The tail presents a
reclining spring strut on the left side. The spring
travels are each 115 mm, as they also occur quite
commonly on the motorcycle sector. Also the tyre widths
and cross sections of the C 600 Sport and the C 650
GT are aligned to motorcycle dimensions.
Powerful braking system with
BMW Motorrad ABS fitted as standard.
The new C 600 Sport and C 650 GT are
fitted with a generously sized braking system consisting
of a two-rotor disc brake at the front and a single
disc brake at the rear, each 270 mm in diameter. At
the same time, the BMW Motorrad ABS fitted as standard
ensures maximum possible safety.
cluster and optional LED daytime running light.
The instrument cluster of the C 600
Sport and C 650 GT presents a large, easily readable
LCD display with integrated engine speed readout and
an analogue speedometer. The instrument cluster presents
considerably more functions than usual in this vehicle
For the first time, BMW Motorrad is
also offering an LED daytime running light as an optional
equipment feature on its C 600 Sport and C 650 GT.
C 600 Sport with the world
The FlexCase for the C 600 Sport is
an innovative stowage space concept. A flap in the
tail base under the seat enlarges the stowage space
on the stationary vehicle. This can be used e.g. to
hold two helmets.
The highlights at a glance
- Efficiency optimised 2-cylinder inline engine
with high torque and CVT.
- The most powerful and efficient engine of its
- Compact design with dry sump lubrication.
- Power output 44 kW (60 hp) at 7500 rpm, max torque
66 Nm at 6000 rpm.
- Punchy sound and low vibration levels thanks
to the 90° crank pin offset, 270° ignition
spacing, and two balancer shafts.
- Low fuel consumption and low emissions thanks
to electronic fuel injection and closed loop catalytic
- Suspension concept similar to a motorcycle; particularly
rigid and hence more stable suspension system of
tubular steel bridge frame and diecast aluminium
unit at the swingarm bearing.
- Generously dimensioned upside down fork with
40 mm standpipe diameter.
- Swingarm with wide bearing base and reclining
spring strut on the side.
- Swingarm's centre of rotation coaxial with the
output shaft, so constant chain tension and reduced
- Low maintenance, encapsulated secondary drive
via roller chain in oil bath.
- High level of active safety thanks to generously
sized braking system and dual channel ABS fitted
- Hold brake engaged automatically via the side
- Multifunctional instrument cluster with onboard
- Optional LED daytime running light and way home
- Either sporty, dynamic or luxurious, elegant
in the characteristic BMW Motorrad design language.
- Generously sized stowage space. C 600 Sport with
the world premiere FlexCase as an innovative stowage
- Powered (C 650 GT) or manual (C 600 Sport) windscreen
adjustments for the optimal protection against wind
- Three colour variants for each.
- Extensive equipment and custom accessories of
the familiar high BMW Motorrad quality.
The differences between the
C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT at a glance
The sporty, dynamic scooter BMW C 600
Sport is characterised by a seat positioned for extremely
active riding. This was made possible by the arrangement
of the foot boards, seat, and handlebar in an ergonomic
triangle. More fastidious needs for touring and long
distance capabilities, on the other hand, are fulfilled
by the luxurious C 650 GT. The rider and passenger
can therefore adopt a more relaxed sitting posture
that is highly appreciated especially over long stretches.
The ergonomics designed for even greater passenger
capability and comfort can be felt in particular on
a more comfortable seat with adjustable backrest for
the rider in conjunction with a higher handlebar and
comfortable floor boards in lieu of separate footrests
for the passenger. In addition, the C 650 GT presents
a larger, powered windscreen for even better protection
against wind and weather.
- C 600 Sport with dynamic seat position as a result
of flatter handlebar, sporty seat design for both
one and two persons, and sporty footrests for the
passenger; seat height 810 mm.
- C 650 GT with emphatically comfortable seat position
as a result of higher handlebar, more comfortable
and larger seat with adjustable backrest for the
rider, and foot boards for the passenger as well;
seat height 780 mm.
• C 600 Sport with windscreen adjustable mechanically
to three positions.
• C 650 GT with larger windscreen adjustable
electrically over 10 cm for even greater comfort and
protection from wind and weather.
Body and design
- C 600 Sport with sporty, spartan panels. The
lean tail with the dynamic upswing and emphatic
body edges lend it lightness and dynamics.
- C 650 GT with an organic design language emphasising
comfort attributes. Generously sized panel parts
for outstanding comfort and protection against wind
Headlights, turn indicators, rear light
- C 600 Sport: front turn indicators integrated
in the panelling, twin circular headlights with
two side lights on the left and right, LED rear
light cluster with single turn indicators
- C 650 GT: front turn indicators integrated in
the mirrors, twin circular headlights with side
lights between them presenting a vertical light
strip of three elements, LED rear light cluster
with integrated turn indicators.
- C 600 Sport with world premiere FlexCase and
hence variable stowage space concept in the tail
under the seat. Despite its sporty, spartan tail
section, two helmets can be easily stowed in the
- C 650 GT with a large stowage space of about
60 litres in the tail for taking two helmets and
C 600 Sport:
Cosmic blue metallic matt
Titanium silver metallic
Sapphire black metallic
C 650 GT:
Sapphire black metallic
Platinum bronze metallic
Vermilion red metallic
2-cylinder inline engine for powerful, majestic
The all new 2-cylinder inline engine developed by
BMW Motorrad for the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT is designed
with a 79 mm bore and 66 mm stroke for a displacement
of 647 cc. In both models, its rated power output
is 44 kW (60 hp) at 7500 rpm, and its max torque of
66 Nm is available at 6000 rpm. The max engine speed
is 8500 rpm.
Like all BMW Motorrad powertrains, the engine for
the new maxi scooter is also based on an elaborate
overall concept and the space saving arrangement of
all auxiliary units and the directly integrated CVT
(continuously variable transmission). The overriding
objective of creating a highly compact scooter powertrain
with the optimal installation measurements gave rise
to a 2-cylinder inline engine with liquid cooling
and an extremely flat cylinder bank inclined to the
front through 70°. The deep position of the installed
engine not only benefits the vehicle's centre of gravity,
but also presents the low well for the rider's legs
that is characteristic of scooters.
The most powerful and efficient engine of
As the most powerful engine of its class, the powertrain
for the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT provides everything
needed for dynamic performance figures and outstanding
torque curves. Thanks to its design targeting the
best possible efficiency, the engine achieves efficient
combustion and minimised friction losses at low engine
speed levels. This perfected engineering concept makes
the 2-cylinder inline engine for the new BMW Motorrad
maxi scooters the most efficient powertrain to date
in its class.
Throaty sound and high level of smooth running.
The highly compact inline engine with its 90°
crank pin offset lends the engine both its characteristics
and its throaty sound.
The high level of smooth running is ensured by the
balance shafts. These balance shafts lie in the same
plane above or below the crankshaft, which drives
them via spur gears. This combination of crank pin
offset and balance shafts gives rise to a virtually
perfect equilibrium of mass and therefore a very low
level of vibrations. This also allowed the designers
to mount the engine as a rigid constituent of the
frame, and not in silent blocks, for the optimal vehicle
rigidity and hence high riding stability.
Compact cylinder head, electronic fuel injection,
and digital engine management.
The four valves per combustion chamber are timed
in the classical manner via two overhead cast camshafts
driven by a toothed chain and bucket tappets on shims.
The toothed chain is guided along two slide rails.
The cylinder head presents a highly compact design.
The valves present an intake angle of 12° and
an exhaust angle of 14°. The compression ratio
is 11.6:1. The valve heads measure 31.5 mm across
on the intake side, and 27.1 mm across on the exhaust
Fuel induction is the responsibility of an electronic
fuel injection system in conjunction with two power-closing
38 mm throttle valves and the digital engine management
system (BMS-E). This engine management system analyses
a large number of influencing variables for a particularly
convincing performance with low power consumption
and excellent cold start behaviour.
The control basis is provided by the quantity of
intake air that is defined indirectly by the throttle
valve angle and the engine speed. Using additional
engine and ambient parameters (including engine temperature,
air temperature, and ambient air pressure), the engine
controller calculates individual values for injected
quantity and ignition time. The engine is designed
for the fuel type lead free premium grade (95 RON).
The fuel capacity is 16 litres (4 litre reserve).
The efficient engine design helped to achieve very
low fuel consumption and emission values in compliance
with the future Euro-4 standard.
Compact overall design with dry sump lubrication.
The engine casing of diecast aluminium is split
horizontally at the centre of the crankshaft. Designed
as so called open deck elements, the 2-cylinder liners
are integrated in the top section of the casing. The
target of low installed height also benefited from
the use of dry sump lubrication that did away with
the oil sump. The lubricant is circulated by a double
oil pump with intake and return stage driven by the
bottom balance shaft via a spur gear. The oil tank
is integrated directly in the engine casing for the
most compact possible measurements. An electronic
oil level monitor in the cockpit warns the rider when
the lubricant has reached the minimum level. In addition,
the oil supply can be examined with a dipstick. The
total quantity of oil is 3.1 litres with filter change.
At the same time, the top balance shaft also serves
to vent the crankshaft on the rotating ventilation
principle. The whole powertrain weighs just 81 kg.
Efficient cooling under all operating conditions.
Made to BMW Motorrad standards, the refined cooling
concept provides for the optimal thermal balance in
the 2-cylinder inline engine. In this case, cold coolant
passes through the cylinder head in the transverse
direction, entering the front of the head on the hotter
exhaust side. Here, at the site of the greatest thermal
load, this intense cooling quickly conducts away heat
for the best temperature compensation. Like the oil
pump, the water pump is driven by the bottom balance
shaft via the spur gear. The quantity of coolant (52%
water, 48% Glysantin) is 2.2 litres.
The water cooler of aluminium with plastic radiator
tanks and integrated thermostat utilises the same
high performance cooler network as is also fitted
in BMW motorcycles. For the optimal centre of gravity
and flow properties, it is positioned under the steering
head. Thanks to its high efficiency, optimised air
feed, and the best possible air passage, a relatively
small area proves adequate for a reliable dissipation
of heat under all conditions.
In longer stop and go or stationary traffic conditions,
an electric fan switches in automatically to cool
the running engine. The temperatures between the engine
oil and the liquid coolant are balanced through an
oil-water heat exchanger that also reduces the engine's
warmup period to a minimum.
Comfortable CVT and low maintenance secondary
The forces inside the drive unit are transferred
via a central output from the crankshaft to an intermediate
shaft with torsion damper connected with a primary
toothed chain. At the same time, this intermediate
shaft operates as the input shaft to the continuously
variable transmission (CVT) with automatic centrifugal
dry clutch on the output shaft. The CVT is connected
rigidly to the crankcase.
Two gear stages arranged directly behind the clutch
provide the reduction ratio needed for the secondary
drive. The secondary drive to the rear wheel is transferred
over a roller chain with 72 links and 525 pitch. This
runs fully encapsulated in the oil bath (750 ml SAE
90) and therefore needs very little maintenance.
In this respect, a constant chain tension in all suspension
states and a low reaction torque from the drive forces
are ensured by a BMW Motorrad patented swingarm lying
concentrically to the gear output.
Stainless steel exhaust system with closed loop catalytic
Fitted with a front and rear silencer, the exhaust
system is made completely of stainless steel to motorcycle
specifications. In this case, the silencer system
utilises a complex combination of absorption and resonance
damping. Fitted with an oxygen sensor and closed loop
catalytic converter integrated in the front silencer,
both of these maxi scooters fulfil the emission limits
of the future EU4 standard.
Refined suspension geometry for light handling,
optimal directional stability, and transparent feedback.
The top priority in developing the suspension for
the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT was to combine the best
handling qualities and a transparent feedback for
the rider with stable directional stability at high
speeds. With a wheelbase of 1591 mm, a steering head
angle of 64.6°, and an after-run of 92 mm, the
C 600 Sport and C 650 GT present key geometry features
that don't need to shun comparison with motorcycles.
In the field, the overall concept behind the two maxi
scooters' suspension systems manifests itself particularly
in ease of manoeuvrability, for instance in city traffic,
and in fascinating riding stability on country roads
Torsionally rigid hybrid structure with tubular steel
The frame of the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT presents
a hybrid structure. The main frame of the C 600 Sport
and C 650 GT consists of a torsionally rigid tubular
steel bridge structure as it is usually found only
on motorcycles. For the first time in the history
of BMW Motorrad, this tubular steel design is supplemented
at the swingarm bearing with a bolted diecast aluminium
unit that lends additional rigidity to the whole structure
of the vehicle. In addition, the 2-cylinder inline
engine functions as a bearing element, for a particularly
stable and high precision response.
Torsionally rigid swingarm and swingarm
bearing with coaxial centre of rotation.
The rear suspension is based on a single swingarm
of diecast aluminium and includes the low maintenance
secondary drive. The swingarm consists of a single
part and is supplemented with a bolted aluminium side
cap providing additional torsional rigidity.
The target of the greatest possible riding stability
also benefits in particular from the swingarm bearing
that, contrary to the usual practice on scooters of
fitting it in the engine casing, is instead fitted
in the frame, the usual practice on motorcycles. Also,
the swingarm's centre of rotation is arranged coaxially
to the drive shaft as a measure to minimise drive
torques and suppress fluctuating states of tension
on the secondary chain.
Reclining spring strut, upside down fork,
and light alloy wheels.
The asymmetrically arranged spring strut is installed
at a reclined angle on the left side of the vehicle,
and its mount can be adjusted to diverse loading states.
The spring travel is 115 mm. The damper tuning on
the C 650 GT provides a particularly high level of
comfort in line with the vehicle concept.
The front suspension is provided by an upside down
fork with a standpipe diameter of 40 mm and a spring
travel also of 115 mm. The two fork bridges are forged
steel parts. A welded steel structure, the handlebar
is bolted directly to the top fork bridge.
On their front, the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT roll
on a 3.5 x 15“ five spoke diecast light alloy
wheel fitted with a 120/70-15 tyre. The rear wheel
measures 4.5 x 15“ and is fitted with a 160/60-15
tyre. Here too, the maxi scooter presents a series
of widths and cross sections aligned to customary
motorcycle specifications. The 15“ rims safeguard
the highest riding stability with the optimal agility
Powerful braking system with ABS as standard.
The highest level of active safety is provided by
the generously sized braking system in conjunction
with the BMW Motorrad ABS fitted as standard.
At the front, sustained braking is ensured by a
two-rotor disc brake of 270 mm diameter and two double-piston
floating callipers with 25.4 mm piston diameter in
conjunction with a 12.7 mm handbrake cylinder.
At the rear, this task is the responsibility of a
single disc system likewise with 270 mm diameter,
double-piston floating calliper with 27 mm piston
diameter, and 14 mm handbrake cylinder.
All brake lines are designed as flexible steel elements
for a stable pressure point and best possible dosability.
The two brake levers can be set to five levels for
individual ergonomics adapted to the rider's needs.
Tipping the scales at only 700 g and with an extremely
small installation space, the Bosch 9M type dual channel
ABS allows independent regulation of the two braking
circuits for the front and rear wheels.
Hold brake engaged automatically via the
BMW Motorrad could develop a particularly innovative
solution for the mandatory hold brake on scooters.
Whereas the rider normally has to engage this brake
with a separate lever, this is engaged automatically
on the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT when the side stand
is extended. This is connected to a pull cable that
engages a second, mechanically actuated rear braking
calliper that prevents the vehicle from rolling away.
This measure makes sure that the vehicle is parked
The range of optional equipment ex works for the
C 600 Sport and C 650 GT also includes the tyre pressure
control RDC. Here, sensors installed inside the rims
register the current air pressure and communicate
this information to the display field in the instrument
The foot boards allow the rider to place his feet
for greater riding ease and comfort. Like on a motorcycle,
the passenger on the C 600 Sport has footrests, while
the C 650 GT presents foot boards in this area as
High performance electrical system with
CAN bus technology.
The electrical system in the C 600 Sport and C 650
GT is based on the established systems fitted in the
BMW Motorrad models. The electrical system is based
on a CAN bus (controller area network). This networks
the instrument cluster, the ABS and engine controller,
the electronic immobiliser, and (as optional equipment)
the anti-theft alarm system and the tyre pressure
The standard scope also includes a power socket
installed in the left storage compartment. For example,
this can be used to recharge a mobile phone while
it is connected via Bluetooth to the BMW Motorrad
communication system in the rider's helmet. A strong
and stable power supply under all operating conditions
is safeguarded by the alternator located on the left
tail shaft and delivering 588 W. The battery has a
capacity of 12 Ah and is installed in the vehicle's
front section behind the right side panelling. The
cable harness on the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT is designed
to allow retrofits of all optional electrical equipment
ex works and all optional accessories like e.g. heated
grips, heated seat, alarm system, tyre pressure control
Multifunctional instrument cluster with onboard computer.
The instrument cluster on the maxi scooters presents
considerably more functions than usual in this vehicle
class. It presents a large, easily readable LCD display
with integrated engine speed readout and an analogue
speedometer with a highly legible scale. The instrument
cluster also integrates all indicator lights. The
development of this instrument cluster focused primarily
on the best legibility and the elimination of reflections
on the display. The analogue speedometer and the LCD
display are illuminated in easy to read orange. This
lighting is deactivated when the daytime running light
Besides the eight bars representing the fuel level,
the instrument cluster also presents as standard useful
details on the oil level, distances travelled, and
(via the onboard computer) distance covered on the
4-litre fuel reserve, date and time, average fuel
consumption and rate, outside temperature, and service
Electrical and electronic systems.
The top part of the display also presents warnings
in the form of text and symbols, e.g. when a light
source fails. The display also presents the operating
state of the optional equipment heated grips and heated
LED lights, optional LED daytime running light, and
way home function.
The maxi scooters C 600 Sport and C 650 GT are already
fitted as standard with a rear light and LED stowage
space lighting. The LED technology is characterised
in particular by high fail safety, long service life,
high luminous efficiency, and low power consumption.
The front lighting on the C 600 Sport consists of
one headlight each for low and high beams and two
side lights (or alternatively a combination of side
light and optional daytime running light).
The C 650 GT likewise presents two headlights, but
the side light and optional daytime running light
take the form of three LED light elements arranged
at the centre.
Both the side lights and the stowage space lighting
come with a so called way home function, i.e. they
continue their light after the vehicle has been parked.
Whereas LED turn indicators are offered as optional
equipment ex works for the C 600 Sport, this feature
is fitted as standard on the C 650 GT. In addition,
both models can make use of the highline package (optional
equipment ex works) that provides the LED daytime
running light, a rare treat today for that extra safety
on the scooter market.
Heated grips and seat.
For the first time at BMW Motorrad, the optional
accessories and optional equipment heated grips and
heated seat also feature a so called AUTO level with
automatic temperature control in addition to Levels
1 and 2.
When the rider selects the AUTO level, the heaters
for the grips and rider's seat are regulated automatically
as a function of the outside temperature and vehicle
speed. The heaters switch on automatically from an
outside temperature of +8 °C. The heater output
first starts very gradually and rises with falling
outside temperature. The max heater output on the
AUTO level is reached at -15 °C. The heater for
the passenger's seat can be activated at a separate
switch by the passenger himself, when he can select
Level 1 or 2.
User friendly BMW Motorrad switch units.
The switch fittings are known from BMW motorcycles
and are available in various clusters depending on
the equipment range. The right side presents functions
like start/stop, heated grips (Levels 1, 2, and AUTO
with outside temperature control) and heated seats
(Levels 1, 2, and AUTO with outside temperature control).
The left side integrates the functions for high/low
beams, headlight flasher, turn indicators, hazard
warning flashers, daytime running light, and horn.
Characteristic design language by BMW Motorrad.
The C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT present the unmistakable
design language of BMW Motorrad, setting new standards
on this segment in this category as well. Modern and
aligned to the future, they are the perfect examples
of the BMW Motorrad design philosophy. They are thrilling
representatives of a perfectly new interpretation
of the maxi scooter. Their design utilises asymmetries
and the typical split face as unique attributes that
also distinguish and hallmark the BMW Motorrad models.
These two new maxi scooters from BMW Motorrad present
a visual appeal that clearly stands out from the competition,
for designer impressions communicating sporty dynamics
or luxurious elegance.
Visual and technical orientation to BMW motorcycles.
Yet the relationship between the two new maxi scooters
and the BMW Motorrad family also becomes apparent
on the technical side. For instance, the face is distinguished
by a generously sized upside down fork and a two-rotor
disc brake, just as on a motorcycle. Meanwhile, the
tail proudly bears a dynamically designed single swingarm
with generously dimensioned, hollow wheel axle that
is characteristic of BMW motorcycles. This dynamic
impression is also underscored by the highly visible,
reclining spring strut. Yet another design element
known from BMW motorcycles has been adopted in the
form of the so called bash plates, or the side parts
of the front panelling. And also the twin tipped engine
spoiler forges a design language link to BMW motorcycles.
C 600 Sport and C 650 GT – two independent
In terms of their technology, the two new maxi scooter
models from BMW Motorrad are based on an identical
platform, yet certain differences in their design
testify to fully independent characters. Whereas the
C 600 Sport stresses the sporty, dynamic properties
of a maxi scooter, the C 650 GT delivers a fascinating
performance above all in comfort and touring capability.
This touring oriented design of the C 650 GT is
also reflected in the design. This becomes clear particularly
on the generously sized panelling parts on the C 650
GT for outstanding protection against the wind and
weather, whereas the C 600 Sport appears in a sporty,
spartan dress. On the C 600 Sport, lightness and dynamics
is also embodied especially in the lean tail with
the dynamic upswing and the emphatic body edges, whereas
the organic design language of the C 650 GT highlights
The designers also found it especially important
to express in the formal design the technical closeness
of the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT to the BMW Motorrad
motorcycle family. Up until now, scooters with their
deep drawn leg well invariably adopted a certain L
shape with almost vertical body lines. Although this
typical leg well is likewise presented on the two
new maxi scooters from BMW Motorrad, it resembles
more a motorcycle by running diagonally like the tail
section and panel body lines. This gives rise to a
particularly dynamic play of lines.
The C 600 Sport presents a particularly sporty and
emotionally charged look. Its colour contrast panelling
parts communicate a decidedly compact design language.
Even more strongly than on the C 650 GT, the highly
visible spring painted white in the strut lends it
its look of technical dynamics.
The differences between the C 600 Sport and C 650
GT can also be found in the ergonomics. For instance,
in line with its dynamic claims, the C 600 Sport presents
a seat height of 810 mm and, together with the low
mounted handlebar, provides a sporty, meditative seated
position aligned to the front wheel. On the C 650
GT the seat height is only 780 mm. Aided by the higher
handlebar position, the rider can adopt an upright,
highly relaxed posture typical of touring.
Generous stowage space on the C 600 Sport
with the world premiere FlexCase.
The high touring and long distance capabilities
of the C 650 GT are also underscored by the generous
stowage space consisting of a spacious storage compartment
(about 60 litres) under the seat and two smaller compartments
(locked on the left) in the front part of the leg
well. The storage compartment with internal lighting
in the tail of the C 650 GT can also take two helmets
when the vehicle is stationary. In addition, the bulges
on the left and right of the tail offer additional
stowage space for utilities. The claims to comfort
made by the C 650 GT – also for two persons
– are likewise corroborated by the generously
upholstered seat with the adjustable backrest for
Although the tail section of the C 600 Sport is
essentially shorter and sportier, the BMW Motorrad
developers managed to integrate a stowage space concept
that can also take two helmets on this model as well.
The so called FlexCase was designed specifically for
this purpose. This takes the form of a flap in the
tail base that can be opened to deepen the available
stowage space. This variable space is made possible
by the use of a high strength, elastic material based
on kevlar and providing a flexible, but dirt and water
repellent connection between the flap and the tail
base. A world first and patented by BMW Motorrad,
this stowage space solution can take two helmets when
the vehicle is parked. The FlexCase flap is closed
when the vehicle is moving. But it can still take
one helmet. A safety switch makes sure that the engine
cannot start when the FlexCase flap is open. When
the flap is open, this appears as a warning symbol
on the instrument cluster. On the C 600 Sport too,
the stowage space under the seat is fitted with internal
On both models, additional stowage space is available
in the form of two glove compartments in the front
part of the leg well. The one on the left can be locked.
The compartments are locked automatically when the
vehicle is parked and locked.
For the transport of additional luggage, the C 600
Sport and C 650 GT can be fitted with a luggage rack
(optional accessory) that also allows the installation
of a top case (likewise optional accessory).
Central unlocking function for seat and fuel filler
The central lock also opens and locks the seat,
the front left glove compartment, and the fuel filler
cap. The fuel filler neck is situated for ease of
access behind the fuel filler cap under the front
end of the seat in the leg well.
Innovative lamp design and the optimal protection
against wind and weather.
The differing characters of the two maxi scooters
are also apparent when viewed from the front. On the
C 650 GT, the front turn indicators are integrated
in the mirrors. On the C 600 Sport, they are integrated
in the panelling. Each of the mirrors on the C 600
Sport is adjusted manually, whereas on the C 650 GT
the mirrors' carrier plates are adjusted inside the
mirror housing. Both vehicles feature twin circular
headlights, but on the C 650 GT the side light is
arranged between the two headlights as a vertical
strip of three light elements. The C 600 Sport has
two side lights positioned on the left and right sides.
The elegant appearance of the C 650 GT is also reflected
in the LED rear light cluster that also integrates
the turn indicators. In line with its sporty, dynamic
character, the C 600 Sport features single turn indicators.
For the best possible protection against wind and
weather and minimised wind noise, the windscreens
of both maxi scooters were developed in the wind tunnel.
The windscreen on the C 650 GT can be adjusted electrically
over 10 cm (C 600 Sport: manually at two setscrews
to one of three stages) and presents a larger area
than the C 600 Sport. In addition, the C 650 GT features
adjustable deflection wings on its panelling that
when needed boost the supply of air to the rider.
The optional accessories that BMW Motorrad offers
for the C 600 Sport also include a tinted windscreen
and a shorter, clear or tinted windscreen for an emphatically
High quality solutions for leg well and
On both the C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT, the foot
boards are upgraded with high quality, sturdy stainless
The clear and dynamic design language is also continued
in the uncluttered cockpit of the C 600 Sport and
C 650 GT. Whereas the instrument cluster on the C
600 Sport is set in a cover panel painted a sporty
Granite grey metallic matt, the C 650 GT features
a refined Magnesium metallic matt.
Organically designed rear silencer.
The stubby rear silencer of the C 600 Sport is of
high quality stainless steel with a pentagonal cross
section. In line with its sporty, dynamic visual appeal,
it openly displays its stainless steel look, whereas
the elegant, comfort oriented C 650 GT, although fitted
with the same system, presents an additional silencer
Optional equipment and optional accessories
for a wide range of individualising options.
BMW Motorrad offers its familiar extensive range
for individualising the new C 600 Sport and C 650
Optional equipment is delivered directly ex works
and is integrated in the production process. Optional
accessories are installed by the BMW Motorrad dealer
or the customer himself. The vehicle can therefore
be fitted with options after it has left the factory.
- Heated grips.
- Heated seat.
- Tyre pressure control RDC.
- LED daytime running light.
- LED turn indicators (C 600 Sport only).
Storage space programme.
- Topcase (35 litres).
- Luggage rack.
- Liner for topcase.
- Centre console bag (12 litres).
- Load area net.
Comfort and design.
- Tinted windscreen (C 600 Sport only).
- Clear/tinted sports windscreen (C 600 Sport only).
- Sports seat incl heater (C 600 Sport only).
- Exclusive seat incl heater (C 650 GT only).
- Rain cowl for seat.
- Wind deflector.
- Scooter jacket (fabric wind, water, cold protection
for the rider).
- Aspherical mirror (C 650 GT only).
- Backrest for passenger.
Navigation and communication.
- BMW Motorrad navigator IV.
- Mount for BMW Motorrad navigator IV.
- BMW Motorrad communication system.
- Mobile telephone facility for storage compartment.
- BMW USB charger.
Safety and electrical systems.
- Anti-theft alarm system.
- LED turn indicators (C 600 Sport only).
- Fall pads.
- Motorcycle lock.
- Additional onboard socket.
Other equipment options.
- Akrapovic sports silencer.
- Chrome set (footrests, handlebar weights, foot
For its new maxi scooters, BMW Motorrad is also
expanding its range of rider's equipment with attractive
products for urban mobility (e.g. AirFlow 2 helmet,
Urban jacket, Urban gloves, X 2 sneakers, etc.).
The C 600 Sport and C 650 GT will be on
offer in three colour variants.
On the C 600 Sport, Cosmic blue metallic matt underscores
the compact, sporty design and presents an exciting
contrast of high dynamics to the areas of Granite
Titanium silver metallic lends the C 600 Sport an
emphatic technical note, and conveys a particularly
light and compact impression against the contrasting
Sapphire black metallic lends the C 600 Sport a
powerful, masculine touch, and the combination with
the contrasting areas gives rise to an emphatically
On the C 650 GT, the elegant character of this vehicle
is underscored by Sapphire black metallic in conjunction
with the fluid design language and the areas of high
contrast Magnesium metallic matt.
On the other hand, the C 650 GT with its Platinum
bronze metallic presents a unified whole, and the
reduced contrasts amplify its particularly supreme
look in this homogeneous colour variant.
Vermilion red metallic emphasises the dynamic side
of the C 650 GT. One of the classics in the BMW Motorrad
colour range, this colour promotes a particularly