Monday, March 16, 2015

BMW Concept C Scooter at Milan Motorcycle Show EICMA

BMW Concept C Scooter at Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA)
BMW Concept C Scooter at Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA)                                     
This is new BMW Concept C Scooter at Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA).BMW made a splash at last year�s EICMA show with its Concept 6 prototype featuring a new inline-six engine. This year, BMW introduced another concept, announcing its entry into the maxi-scooter segment.

The German manufacturer unveiled its Concept C at the Milan show, announcing it is planning two maxi-scooter models, and possibly an electric drive model. BMW Motorrad Chief Executive Officer Hendrik von Kuenheim hinted at in a story we published in June.

�You know we have naked bikes, we have endures � we invented basically the enduro segment � we have sport bikes, we have touring bikes, and in each of those segments we have enormous offering, so we�re well covered,� von Kuenheim told our correspondent Jeff Buchanan. �This are really two segments � you call it the scooter market, I call it urban transportation market. Yes, BMW will enter this, and we will enter that market with more than just one model, that is in the relatively near future.�
Even without the badging and the blue highlights, the Concept C is clearly a BMW product.

The BMW Concept C is the first step toward that future. The �C� in this case stands for commuter, and it is designed for the urban environment.

BMW hasn�t said how big an engine the Concept C uses, except to say it is a new inline two-cylinder powerplant with a continuously variable transmission. BMW says power and torque figures will be in the top range of the large scooter segment.

The Concept C uses a number of design features found on other BMW motorcycles. The front uses the �split-face� design found on models such as the S1000RR which also inspired the Concept C�s twin-tipped front spoiler. The bash plates and air intakes however were adopted from BMW�s GS line.

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