The C 650 GT is a European-made maxi-scooter from BMW and the largest scooter in the 2021 BMW line-up. Though it’s advertised as a smart urban mobility solution, the C 650 GT shouldn’t be confined to the city streets! It offers impressive performance and handling as well as urban practicality: it’s a versatile machine that’s just as capable of hammering along highways as it is darting through traffic.
The heart of the C 650 GT is a smooth 647cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel-twin engine. Though it’s not the most powerful engine from BMW Motorrad, it packs a modest punch. Power is rated at 60 horsepower and 46 lb-ft of torque—more than enough to propel the C 650 GT to speeds of over 112 mph. Though it doesn’t have eye-melting performance, it does have a fuel economy of 51 mph, which makes it a practical choice for commuters who want something more commanding than a little scooter.
There’s not much to report in the way of updates for 2021, but since the C 650 GT already has plenty of exciting features, it’s not such a big deal. Some of those exciting features include ABS, ASC (Automatic Stability Control), CVT transmission, LED lighting, USD forks, and an on-board computer.
For 2021, the C 650 GT is available in two color options: Hockenheim Silver Metallic or Black Storm Metallic.
The 2021 BMW C 650 GT starts at $10,995 USD / $11,995 CAD.
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647 cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel-twin engine
Bore x Stroke
79 mm x 66 mm
Electronic fuel injection
46 lb-ft (63 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
Continuously Variable Transmission
Chain drive in oil bath 1.678:1
Upside-Down fork Ø 40 mm
Single-sided swing arm
Double disc brake, diameter 270 mm, dual-piston floating caliper
Single disc brake, diameter 270 mm, dual-piston floating caliper
120/70 ZR 15
160/60 ZR 15
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.1 gal (15.5 l)
Black Storm Metallic
Three-phase 508 W generator
12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance free
LED Tail Light
88″ (2,235 mm)
36.1″ (916 mm)
55.6″ (1,411 mm)
62.6″ (1,591 mm)
3.6″ (92 mm)
Standard Seat: 31.7″, Exclusive Seat: 31.7″, Low Seat: 30.9″
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled
575 lbs (261 kg)
2021 BMW C 650 GT Features
ABS and ASC are standard.
The greatest possible safety when braking and accelerating.
In addition to the ABS (anti-lock braking system), a fully-fledged ASC (Automatic Stability Control) is now standard for C 650 GT. ASC enhances rider safety, especially when road conditions are unpredictable, through active intervention in the engine management system when required. It prevents the back wheel from spinning when driving in the rain, for instance.
Spring and shock absorber setting.
A more convenient setting.
The chassis and suspension setup of the C 650 GT has been completely re-designed. The spring rate of the front fork springs and the rear spring strut has been reduced by 10 percent. This gives the vehicle more sensitive response without reducing its stability.
Optimized center stand.
Easier to raise up.
The C 650 GT is even easier to raise up. The kinematics of the main stand were re-designed, reducing the strength required for jacking up the scooter by 30 percent.