BMW Motorrad isn’t a name synonymous with scooters, but is looking to enter the big scooter market, as previewed by this Concept C. If birthed, which is very likely, BMW’s maxi scooter will enter a market that has the Suzuki Burgman, Yamaha TMAX, Honda Silver Wing and Gilera GP 800 – the latter with an 839 cc V-Twin.

The Concept C sees BMW put “maximum possible emotion to its interpretation of this subject” and also familiar design cues. This monster has the so-called “split face” and a twin-tipped front spoiler in the style of models such as the S 1000 RR.

The body lines sweeping up to the bike’s rear underscore its active riding character, says BMW. Sportiness and dynamism are also displayed by the close cut, speeder-style windscreen. Also notice the aluminium look bash plates with the air intake adopted from the famous GS.

Tech wise, the Concept C features a complex monolever mechanism with hollowed-out shaft connected to a visible suspension strut. In this concept, front-wheel control takes the form of an upside down fork. The stable twin disc brakes up front features two radial brake calipers. In addition, there’s a single disc brake at the rear and ABS.

While electric drive is a future possibility, the Concept C features internal combustion engines. It’s powered by a new, two-cylinder inline engine paired to a CVT. Engine power, torque, and therefore performance “will be moving towards the top of the segment” it’s claimed, although no figures are given. By the way, the Gilera GP 800 packs in 75 hp and 76 Nm of torque, so BMW will have to top that to be the top dog.

Gallery after the jump.

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