BMW Motorrad has unveiled the 2016 model year of its two big scooters, the 2016 BMW C650 Sport and the 2016 C650 GT – they were C600 Sport and C600 GT. For 2016, the C-series maxi-scooters get a new CVT set-up with optimized clutch engagement, new suspension settings, and a revised powertrain. The Company has changed the scooters’s name from C600 to C650 – maybe it is because both scooters are powered by 647cc engine.
Both 2016 BMW C650 Sport and C650 GT are still powered by the same 647cc parallel-twin that provides 59 hp at 7500 rpm, but it was revised to meet new Euro4 emission standards. The exhaust has also been updated to meet the new European ECE R41-04 noise regulations. Both scooters use a twin-canister exhaust design but compared to the GT version, the Sport’s exhaust rises up at a sharper angle towards the tail.
The new CVT set-up with optimized clutch engagement improves both acceleration and throttle response. The Bosch ABS and automatic stability control (ASC) now available as a standard feature, while a new blind-spot detection system called Side View Assist (SVA) available as an optional feature. Both, the C650 Sport and the C650 GT still use the same torsionally stiff hybrid-composite chassis structure.
Visually, both maxi-scooters new instrument panels and a new automatic daytime riding light function. There are also new rear/side trim panels, new rear taillamp, and new handlebar trim.
The 2016 BMW C650 Sport and 2016 BWM C650 GT are available in three new colors each – Lightwhite non-metallic, Blackstorm metallic, and Frozen Bronze metallic paint schemes for the Sport, Lightwhite non-metallic, Blackstorm metallic, and Valencia Orange metallic matt for the GT.