BMW

Motorcycle.com Names BMW C-Series “Best Scooter of 2013”

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.”

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Opinion: Will Electric Scooters Ever be Viable in the USA?

Last week, we posted this story about a study projecting that sales of electric motorcycles and scooters will grow ten fold over the next five years. Being a bit of a smart ass, my first thought was “Yes, if they’ve sold one bike today, and sell ten bikes five years from now, then they’ve grown by 10 times.” The real question is though, will the American market ever really embrace electric motorcycles or scooters?

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KTM To Produce E-SPEED Scooter for 2015

KTM has announced plans to produce the Speed scooter concept it showed at Tokyo this year as the E-SPEED. Based on the FREERIDE E electric drivetrain, the production version of the E-SPEED is expected to deliver a performance profile similar to a 125cc gas-powered scooter. At nearly 15 hp, the output of the E-SPEED should be well suited to urban riding, especially given its top speed of just under 55 mph.

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ScooterFile First Ride: 2013 BMW C 600 Sport

Let’s keep this simple. The BMW C 600 Sport is a midsize sport motorcycle in a scooter form factor. Yet this split personality is no Jeckyll & Hyde dichotomy at odds with its identity. Instead, these two symbiotic aspects of the C 600 Sport’s character are what make this cross-bred two wheeler remarkable. By purposefully blending segment-leading performance with scooter convenience, BMW has done a cannonball into the maxi scooter market pool.

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