The new BMW C 650 GT and the new BMW C 650 Sport (3)-2

BMW Motorrad Malaysia announced the introduction of the latest additions to its maxi-scooter range, the 2016 C 650 Sport and C 650 GT. This pair of facelifted maxi-scooters are designed for city use and urban commuting, with touring-level comfort and capability thrown in to the mix.

Both the C 650 Sport and C 650 GT use a liquid-cooled four-valve two-cylinder engine with 647 cc and electronic fuel injection. BMW Motorrad claims a power output of 60 hp at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 63 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Of note is the cooling system design, where air-flow comes tranversely through the cylinders and exits through the front cylinder head, near the exhaust, to optimise the path of cooling air.

The new BMW C 650 GT (1)

Fully Euro 4 compliant with revised exhaust mapping, exhaust emissions are reduced with a completely new exhaust system consisting of a manifold with integrated catalytic converter and dual-flow absorption-type silencer. The entire exhaust system is meets with ECE R41-04 noise test regulations.

New for 2016 are the rear side trim panels and new rear light units. The C 650 Sport features a redesigned nose section including the top side panels, bottom side panels, front trim panel and headlight carrier, while the C 650 GT, comes with redesigned tail section with rear trim panels on the left, right and centre, as well as new rear lights.

The new BMW C 650 Sport (2)

Also new for 2016 are new instrument dials and handlebar trim, complete with high-gloss centre section and chrome applications that can be customised to the rider’s taste. A redesigned CVT transmission set-up with new clutch linings enables optimised clutch engagement and a dynamic take-off.

The BMW C 650 Sport and BMW C 650 GT come in Blackstorm Metallic and Lightwhite Solid. Two special colours are exclusive to BMW’s maxi-scooters – Valencia Metallic Matt for the C 650 Sport and Frozen Bronze Metallic for the C 650 GT. Pricing for the scooters – on-the-road without insurance – are RM64,900 for the C 650 Sport and RM68,900 for the C 650 GT. Both the C 650 Sport and C 650 GT come with ABS and ASC as standard.