BMW C 650 Latest Updates
The BMW C650 is a mark of the exquisite with its new updates. The bike now comes with a more dynamic design that is detailed, keeping the futuristic approach in mind. The bike has been revamped across its body and showcases a new exhaust that adds to its dynamic appearance besides its new instrument dial design. Available across two variants in the Philippines, the C 650 is available in a Sport and GT trim. As the name suggests, the Sport variant picks up on a sporty appearance while the GT is engineered for touring. The lineup is powered by a liquid-cooled parallel engine, generating a healthy 58 hp of power besides 63 Nm of peak torque.
BMW C 650 Pros & Cons
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Things We Like in BMW C 650
Great road presence
Comfortable ride quality
Things We Don't Like in BMW C 650
Design starting to show its age
Too big to maneuver for amateur riders
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BMW C 650 Review
BMW C 650 Overview
The flagship scooter from BMW Motorrad, the C 650, is a globally acclaimed maxi-scooter, popularly known for its excellent touring credentials and massive road presence it offers. In the Philippines, the BMW C 650 is available in the global-spec form and is being offered in three different paint shades – Ocean Blue Matt, Black Storm, and Light White.
BMW C 650 Design
The BMW C 650 has got a tremendous road presence – there are no two ways about it. However, the original design of it is in existence in the global market for quite some time now, which is reflecting on its appeal. In front of other contemporary scooters in the same price range, the BMW C 650 looks slightly old, with a couple of crucial modern-day features missing from it.
The BMW C 650 looks quite bulky when viewed head-on, with a massive dual headlamp setup mounted just in the center of the front apron. The headlamp misses out on LED treatment as well as daytime running LEDs, which make it look a bit old school in appearance. The apron of the BMW C 650 has wide side extension panels as well as lower side panels. At the top of the headlamps, the fairing of the scooter has got a huge fully adjustable and transparent windscreen mounted on it. The fairing mounted rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable and also come integrated with LED turn indicators in them.
The side profile of the BMW C 650 looks quite muscular, with the overall design having a slightly curvy approach to it. Just like in any other conventional maxi-scooter, the BMW C 650 gets a split floorboard theme, with wide foot spaces and underbody panels working together to give it a beefy appeal. The rear side body panels with their rounded design as well as the large stepped seat further accentuate its gargantuan appeal even more.
The rear side body panels of the BMW C 650 GT work in making the rear profile of the scooter look really appealing and massive. The split pillion grab rails mounted at the back of the pillion seat look huge and along with the large LED tail lamp cluster, make it look muscular here as well. There is a twin-port exhaust system mounted on the right side of the scooter, which shows its sporty side too.
The instrument console, with its part digital theme and analog tachometer, looks purposeful but a bit old school in today’s day and age. The clip-on handlebars as well as huge under-seat storage space make the BMW C 650 GT a very practical scooter to live with.
BMW C 650 Ride & Handling
The BMW C 650 GT is highly regarded for its touring credentials, the majority of the credits for which goes to the great and comfortable suspension setup – 40mm upside-down hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and a single-sided swingarm at the back. The maxi-scooter is equipped with a good braking setup too – 270mm dual discs at the front and a single 270mm disc at the rear.
BMW C 650 Engine & Fuel Consumption
Powering the BMW C 650 is a large four-stroke, inline twin, water-cooled, fuel-injected, 647cc engine, which is one of the largest engines for a production-spec scooter in the world. Mated to a V-belt automatic gearbox, the engine belts out a maximum power output of 60 PS and a maximum torque output of 63 Nm.
BMW C 650 Braking & Safety
The BMW C 650 gets quite an impressive list of safety features for a scooter, the major inclusions of which are a dual-channel ABS, hazard lights, integrated ignition and steering lock, electronic immobilizer, electronic stability control, and side-view assist.
BMW C 650 Verdict
The BMW C 650, with its gargantuan appeal, is alone enough to create a strong impression of a great mile muncher, something which is helped by a very comfortable ride quality and ergonomic setup. While it misses some of the modern-day cool features, it still feels premium for the impeccable fit and finishes as well as top quality parts being used.
BMW C 650 ReviewsBMW C 650 Reviews
A maxi-scooter with unmatched taste
In my opinion, the BMW C650 is indeed a scooter with an unmatched taste. The scooter is designed to provide the user’s convenienc...
melvin Saturday Nov 21, 2020 07:11:58
Hyper cruiser scooter like never before
BMW is off to a fine presence in the Philippines market. I did not think I would say this but scooters with high capacity engines...
Ejay Monday Oct 19, 2020 15:40:45