BMW set out to redefine the maxi-scooter segment with the C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT, and in the opinion of this reviewer, they’ve done exactly that. From the performance capabilities to the rider comforts, these two scooters have brought something new into an otherwise stale end of the scooter market. Turns out I’m not the only one who thinks so. Motorcycle.com has named both BMW C-Series scooters its “Best Scooter of 2013.”
It’s not often you’ll hear us say we were blown away by a scooter, but BMW’s C600/650 is not your average scoot. There’s nearly 600 pounds rolling on 15-inch wheels, but you’d never know it. The C-model scooters from BMW handle everything from twisty canyon roads to freeway commuting, but then ride either to the local supermarket and a week’s worth of frozen pizzas fit neatly in the under-seat storage.
The time I spent with these two BMW’s back in December of last year left me rather impressed. You can read my thoughts on these remarkable machines here and here. Buyers are responding to the C-Series scooters as well. As previously reported, demand for these bikes is actually exceeding supply. Commuters and scooter fans are snapping up these bikes as fast as BMW can build them. Next year, BMW plans to unveil an all-electric version of the C-Series, and frankly, I cannot wait to get my hands on one.