BMW’s Grand Touring Maxi-Scooter: The 2021 BMW C 650 GT
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.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 BMW C 650 GT in one place.
- Price: $10,995 USD / $11,995 CAD
- Key Features:
- High-quality instrument cluster
- Stainless steel exhaust system
- Generous storage space
- Engine: 647cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel-twin engine
- Power: 60 HP
- Torque: 46 lbs-ft
- Wet Weight: 575 lbs (261 kg)
- Seat Height: 31.7 in (805 mm)
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2021 BMW C 650 GT Specifications
|Engine||647 cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel-twin engine|
|Engine Power||60 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||79 mm x 66 mm|
|Mixture control||Electronic fuel injection|
|Max Torque||46 lb-ft (63 Nm) at 6,000 rpm|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable Transmission|
|Drive||Chain drive in oil bath 1.678:1|
|Suspension Front||Upside-Down fork Ø 40 mm|
|Suspension Rear||Single-sided swing arm|
|Brakes Front||Double disc brake, diameter 270 mm, dual-piston floating caliper|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc brake, diameter 270 mm, dual-piston floating caliper|
|Tires Front||120/70 ZR 15|
|Tires Rear||160/60 ZR 15|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.1 gal (15.5 l)|
|Color||Black Storm Metallic|
|Alternator||Three-phase 508 W generator|
|Battery||12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance free|
|Tail Light||LED Tail Light|
|Overall Length||88″ (2,235 mm)|
|Overall Width||36.1″ (916 mm)|
|Overall Height||55.6″ (1,411 mm)|
|Wheelbase||62.6″ (1,591 mm)|
|Castor||3.6″ (92 mm)|
|Seat Height||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.