Under blue Sydney skies the new era of Urban Mobility recently arrived in Australia with the launch of the C600 Sport and C650GT maxi-scooters. A selection of Australian motorcycle and car journalists were gathered in the 2000 Olympic city to be fully briefed on the two scooters and to put them to the test through the urban environment, as well as up and down the coast and mountain roads.
For the journalists, the event started with breakfast in the quaint seaside village of Bronte, before heading off for a day of riding under the guidance of BMW Motorrad Australia Marketing Manager, Miles Davis and his team. It soon became apparent as the journalists chatted at the stops along the way that both the C600 Sport and C650GT were impressive motorcycles in their own right – much more than just scooters.
Down the magnificent coastal route the journalistic peloton made its way before heading up into twisting forest roads that follow the line of Australia’s sandy edge. A full presentation on the C600 Sport and C650GT was held during lunch. The technical aspects of the scooters were explained in detail including the the dynamic chassis and the smooth power delivery of the twin-cylinder motor and continuously variable transmission gearbox.
“The C600 Sport and C650GT represent a new dimension to the BMW Motorrad range,” said BMW Motorrad Australia Marketing Manager, Miles Davis. “Urban Mobility is far more than just the ability to ride in the city, it is a new answer to riding in all areas with all the practical attributes a scooter can provide.”
At the end of the day, as the journalists headed home to various parts of the Big Brown Land, it was clear that they were all impressed with the quality and dynamics of the scooters. What was also apparent was even though they both share the same motor and chassis, they have distinctly individual riding characteristics.
While most of the America and Europe are now firmly stuck in the grips of winter, it’s Summer in Australia and it’s great to see the C600 Sport and C650GT being enjoyed by riders in the southern hemisphere.