BMW Motorrad has revealed the new C 650 Sport and C 650 GT maxi scooters twins. As their respective names suggests, the BMW C 650 Sport is “geared towards riders with a sporty bent” while the accompanying BMW C 650 GT aims to appeal to those who place a greater emphasis on comfort and touring capabilities.

Design wise, both scooters are relatively similar with the main difference being the headlight design. The racier C 650 Sport adopts a twin headlight assembly design while the C 650 GT sports a one-piece assembly – the latter incorporates rather fancy-looking vertical LED daytime running lights (DRLs). Elsewhere, the BMW C 650 GT also features new rear “side trim panels” and a redesigned rear lamp.

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Both the BMW C 650 Sport and C 650 GT are powered by a 647 cc inline two engine with 60 hp at 7,500 rpm. A lower-powered variant, one with 48 hp at 7,000 rpm, is also available. A CVT gearbox with “new clutch linings” is said to improve take-off performance while a new silencer provides “a particularly full sound.”

Also, both models get a new instrument cluster and updated handlebar trim elements with chrome applications. Elsewhere, the suspension architecture is comprised of a “torsionally stiff hybrid composite structure” that is made out of a tubular steel bridge frame as well as a “die-cast aluminium unit” in the swing arm bearing. Spring travel is recorded at 115 mm.


Safety wise, the maxi scooter twins embody the marque’s Safety 360° principle and as a result, arrives on the scene equipped with ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and ABS. Additionally, the BMW C 650 GT also premieres what the marque calls a world’s first for two-wheelers – Side View Assist (SVA). Available as a cost option, the SVA system provides additional support by monitoring the rider’s blind spots.

The BMW C 650 Sport is available to order in three difference colour schemes – a metallic matte finish called Valencia Orange, Blackstorm metallic and a non-metallic Lightwhite option. The BMW C 650 GT, on the other hand, is available in Blackstorm metallic, Frozen Bronze metallic and Lightwhite.