Review : BMW C650 Sport (2016)

Review : BMW C650 Sport (2016)

Scooters certinly make sense as easy, practical urban transport, but neither the Sport or its larger brother the C650 GT make enough sense to warrant spending a lot of money – especially with cheap touches such as the cubby holes.

 

Specifications

General information
Model: BMW C 650 Sport
Year: 2016
Category: Scooter
Engine and Transmission
Displacement: 647.00 ccm (39.48 cubic inches)
Engine type: Twin, four-stroke
Power: 60.00 HP (43.8 kW)) @ 7500 RPM
Torque: 63.00 Nm (6.4 kgf-m or 46.5 ft.lbs) @ 6000 RPM
Top speed: 175.4 km/h (109.0 mph)
Compression: 11.6:1
Bore x stroke: 79.0 x 66.0 mm (3.1 x 2.6 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel system: Injection
Fuel control: Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)
Ignition: BMS-E digital engine management
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: Automatic
Transmission type, final drive: Chain
Clutch: Centrifugal clutch
Driveline: Chain drive in oil bath
Fuel consumption: 4.40 litres/100 km (22.7 km/l or 53.46 mpg)
Greenhouse gases: 102.1 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)
Emission details: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Chassis, Suspension, Brakes and Wheels
Frame type: Steel tube construction with aluminum die cast unit
Rake (fork angle): 25.4°
Trail: 91 mm (3.6 inches)
Front suspension: Upside-down fork 40 mm
Front wheel travel: 115 mm (4.5 inches)
Rear suspension: Single-sided swing arm
Rear wheel travel: 115 mm (4.5 inches)
Front tyre: 120/70-15
Rear tyre: 160/60-15
Front brakes: Single disc. Floating discs. Two-piston calipers. ABS.
Front brakes diameter: 270 mm (10.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc. Floating disc. Two-piston calipers. ABS.
Rear brakes diameter: 270 mm (10.6 inches)
Wheels: Aluminum cast wheels
Physical Measures and Capacities
Dry weight: 236.8 kg (522.0 pounds)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 249.0 kg (549.0 pounds)
Power/weight ratio: 0.2534 HP/kg
Seat height: 810 mm (31.9 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,379 mm (54.3 inches)
Overall length: 2,154 mm (84.8 inches)
Overall width: 876 mm (34.5 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,590 mm (62.6 inches)
Fuel capacity: 15.90 litres (4.20 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity: 3.79 litres (1.00 gallons)
Other Specifications
Color options: Valencia Orange Metallic Matte, Blackstorm Metallic, Light White
Starter: Electric
Electrical: 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free battery.
Comments: Windscreen.

 

Ride Quality & Brakes

The Sport makes light work of twisty roads, dropping into corners with ease and enthusiasm and responding well to more aggressive rider inputs, although once in the corner the Sport has a tendency to be upset by bumps. A good firm squeeze of both levers is required to bring the Sport to a stop in a hurry. The seat on the Sport lacks the comfort of the GT – lower back ache sets in all too soon – and you never quite feel like you’re sat in the correct place on the seat.

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Engine

The 647cc parallel twin puts out 60bhp and feels much livelier in the Sport model due to the lighter weight compared to the GT. It’s a capable engine, propelling the bike upto motorway cruising speeds with ease, and providing enough oomph to ease past cars once you get there. On greasy Spanish roads the traction control will activate when giving it full throttle from a standing start.

 

Build Quality & Reliability

The 650 is mechanically very similar to the C600 Sport, and we’re aware of no problems with the 600, so the 650 should be a solid machine.

 

Running Costs & Value

The price there’s no getting away from the fact the C650 Sport is an expensive scooter, and despite the price it doesn’t offer any more than the competition.

 

Equipment

The Sport comes with a manually adjustable screen, two cubby holes under the handlebars for small items and enough space under the seat for two helmets when the bike is stationary thanks to the clever BMW Flexcase which expands above the rear wheel. The Highline model also comes with heated grips and heated seat.

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A good scooter that doesn’t do enough to justify the price

 

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Reveiw claimed: I have received no compensation of any kind for writing this post, nor do I have any connection with the brands, products, or services mentioned. I only recommend products and services that I personally believe in and use.

BMW C650 Sport (2016)

8.3

Ride Quality & Brakes

9.5/10

Engine

10.0/10

Build Quality & Reliability

9.0/10

Running Costs & Value

4.0/10

Equipment

9.0/10

 

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