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Old 03-05-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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Tor, thanks for the thorough review. I'm looking forward to a test ride.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:22 AM   #3
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Unlike here, scooters in EU cities are a significant percentage of the traffic flow. There have been some interesting articles on how the London "DOT" is under pressure to allow scooters and motorcycles to use the dedicated bus lanes throughout the city. It looks to me like BMW has once again put themselves in a winning situation with these scooters. I'd love to try the Sport model.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:49 AM   #4
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I like the look of the BMW scooter. Was there a final price mentioned that I may have missed?

Is the handling and cornering really that superior to modern maxi-scooters? I had thought the TMax was already "motorcycle like" in that regard.

Also the fuel cap concept is already used by KYMCO on many of it's scoots. I know at one point and maybe currently KYMCO was working with BMW, I wonder if that feature came from that relationship?

Nice review overall I hope BMW is successful with the new bikes.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:32 AM   #5
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I liked the review and i'm looking forward to get the details on the sister C650GT touring model.

Thanks for the review and to read it first on Motorcycle.com

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:43 AM   #6
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Unlike here, scooters in EU cities are a significant percentage of the traffic flow. There have been some interesting articles on how the London "DOT" is under pressure to allow scooters and motorcycles to use the dedicated bus lanes throughout the city. It looks to me like BMW has once again put themselves in a winning situation with these scooters. I'd love to try the Sport model.
I see how the bus drivers operate around here and I'm not certain I want to be sharing any lanes with them.

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Old 03-07-2012, 10:14 AM   #7
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I'd love to see a comparo between the 600 sport and the new 530 TMAX.

Too bad Yamaha isn't bringing the 530 stateside.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:40 PM   #8
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I'd love to see a comparo between the 600 sport and the new 530 TMAX.

Too bad Yamaha isn't bringing the 530 stateside.
Seeing there are still 2009 model year Tmaxes gathering dust on dealer floors, it's not surprising.

I like all scoots, but the problem I have with the maxi ones is the only maxi thing about them is the weight. I've ridden Tmaxes, and owned an MP3 500, and once the novelty wore off I was left with the feeling that they would be so much better if they had a much better power to weight ratio.

Heck, even my lardy new Guzzi Griso SE weighs less than the BMW scoot! And makes about 2.5 times the powah.
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You're right, Huss. I guess the weight comes from the cvt? I still wanna test ride the BMW just to see what it's all about.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:37 PM   #10
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I like the look of the BMW scooter. Was there a final price mentioned that I may have missed?
The BMW scooters won't arrive in the U.S. until this fall as 2013 models. Still no official price announced, but we're told to expect the Sport to retail at or just below $10K.
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