BMW TO PREVIEW RADICAL MAXI SCOOTERS AT AMiD SHOW

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BMW Motorrad South Africa is to preview its radical new maxi-scooters, the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT at the AMiD national motorcycle show, to be staged at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, from August 24-26. These stylish new models will only go on sale in SA in the fourth quarter of the year so the preview at Expo Centre is bound to attract great interest from the two-wheel enthusiasts.

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This will not be the first time that BMW has entered the scooter market, but the previous model, the C 1, aimed at commuters, is a far cry from the high-powered new range. The C 1, which was manufactured between 2000 and 2003 and powered by either 125cc or 200cc Rotax engines, featured a novel windscreen and roof design that meant that it was not necessary for the rider to wear a helmet in certain countries.

The latest maxi-scooters are trend-setters in many respects. Both models are powered by all-new, BMW-designed 650cc twin cylinder engines that pump out 44kW of power, making them the most powerful scooters on the market. Power goes to the rear wheel via a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The disc braking system has anti-skid ABS and the wheels are 15 inch diameter for safe handling at high speeds.

The two models are aimed at specific markets: the C 600 Sport at those who want to engage in sporty riding, while the C 650 GT is meant for those who put a premium on comfort and touring ability.

As one would expect from an innovative company such as BMW Motorrad the maxi-scooters are innovative in many ways. New thinking sees a parking brake which operates when the sidestand is pushed down, while flexible storage space is another first. The under-seat space on the GT model can be expanded to 60 litres to take two helmets, if necessary. The styling of the Sport limits storage space somewhat, but it is still substantial in terms of that offered by other maxi-scooters. Besides these impressive-looking maxi-scooters BMW Motorrad will have examples of most of the popular models on display.

The BMW stand will certainly be a “don’t miss” stand at the upcoming show, which has attracted virtually all the brands on the local market.

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