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.

2021 BMW C 650 GT


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $10,995 USD / $11,995 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • High-quality instrument cluster
    • Stainless steel exhaust system
    • Generous storage space

Main Specs

  • 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


2021 BMW C 650 GT Specifications

From BMW

ENGINE

Engine 647 cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel-twin engine
Engine Power 60 Hp
Bore x Stroke 79 mm x 66 mm
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Mixture control Electronic fuel injection
Starter Electric
Max Torque 46 lb-ft (63 Nm) at 6,000 rpm

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Centrifugal clutch
Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drive Chain drive in oil bath 1.678:1

CHASSIS

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

ELECTRICAL

Alternator Three-phase 508 W generator
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance free
Headlight
Tail Light LED Tail Light

DIMENSIONS

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)

WARRANTY

Warranty
Extension

2021 BMW C 650 GT


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.


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