My Review of the new BMW C 650 GT scooter

This is the 473rd motorcycle/scooter I have reviewed, which must mean something

Here are my initial thoughts on the ’13 BMW  C 650 GT  scooter,  although I am sure I will add to them over the course of the year as more opportunities to ride it come up. The GT is the larger of the two models – floorboards and more luggage and a bigger windscreen

  • Not as cramped as most scooters I’ve tried
  • Dark red paint looks good – could use even more flash
  • Electronic windshield works very well – silent when all the way up, and zippier when down.
  • Heated grips and ABS
  • Massive storage under seat
  • Brakes work in 3 phases,  right  (blah)  left  (good) and both  (NOW!)
  • Massive torque  (relatively) from 650cc twin at low rpm makes it work well in traffic
  • Feels light – I know it is not particularly light, but it is still really easy to ride and feels light
  • Actually a pleasant exhaust tone, and a nice level of vibration so you know you are on a machine.
  • Perhaps typical for a BMW – seems more “serious” than most competitors.
  • Made two helmet videos – now to see if they are of any use
  • I think this is going to be a very popular model, as well as the Sport version

About david

I am a 69 year old motorsports nut who lives in Bothell, Washington. After a 31 year career as an English teacher, I segued into a self-created job in the motorsports business. Now retired, I was involved in customer relations for Ride West BMW in Seattle, after almost 10 years of similar work for the Cycle Barn MotorSports Group. I have been married forever and have two grown children. I own, at the current time, a Triumph Bonneville T 120 , a Triumph Thruxton, a Fiat 500S and a VW Tiguan. What else would you like to know?
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