BMW has just released photos and details with the BMW Concept C Scooter, which is a big scooter that will serve as platform for two new premium scooters with internal combustion engines scheduled to make it into production in the future.
The BMW Concept C Scooter is being showcased at the EICMA in Milan these days, and in terms of design some of the lines that will make it recognisable include the ‘split face’, the high rear section and the close cut, speeder-style windscreen.
The BMW Concept C Scooter uses a powerful two cylinder engine combined with a continuously variable transmission, and some of its highlights include the black chromium suspension, the short and sporty muffler or the front-wheel control that looks like an upside down fork.
The BMW Concept C Scooter is also fitted with a dual twin brake disc at
the front, with two radial callipers, and a single brake disc at the
rear, ABS, and LED headlamp plus three LCD displays in the cockpit.
BMW press release :
Munich. Recent years have seen radical changes in the world of
individual mobility, specifically in the conurbations, and the number
of registrations has rocketed for virtually all individual transport
concepts. However, the space available to traffic has not grown to the
same extent, so individual mobility must come to terms with the new circumstances.
Against this background, BMW Motorrad will be expanding its present
motorcycle adventure world to include the big scooter. This new
product segment will first give rise to two innovative premium
scooters with internal combustion engines. The differing
characteristics of this concept will appeal to a broad target group.
In addition, some thought is being given to a future alternative drive
with electric motor.
BMW Motorrad will be combining in these scooters the outstanding
handling of the motorcycle with the particular agility and conceptual
comfort of the scooter for the maximum experience of dynamic riding
– a big scooter made by
BMW Motorrad. There are plans to
manufacture these future production vehicles at the BMW Motorrad plant
in Berlin.
BMW Motorrad is continuing its strategy of strong and sustainable
growth and so will be intensifying its traditional work in the enduro,
touring, and sport touring fields. Following its successful entry to
the super sport segment, BMW Motorrad will now be expanding its range
yet again to include a highly promising business line.
This path leads straight to the big scooter segment. These high
displacement vehicles with dynamic handling characteristics have
gained considerable popularity all over the world. Moreover, they
present an interesting alternative to returnees who up to now were
undecided about motorcycles after long periods of abstinence.
BMW Concept C. New dimension in the field of big scooters.
New ideas and concepts on the subject of two-wheeled mobility are a
decades old tradition at BMW Motorrad. Countless times, concept
studies and drafts have been presented that reflect the power of
innovation and future orientation of BMW Motorrad.
With its Concept C study, BMW Motorrad is yet again embarking on a
new path and demonstrating a fascinating mobility option for the
future. Here, C stands for “commuter”. Particularly in
view of the traffic development in urban areas, it presents the
prospect of an innovative, sporty big scooter for the future premium segment.
As usual at BMW Motorrad, there is more to this study than just an
attempt to present a big scooter for the highest demands. Rather, the
designers and engineers of BMW Motorrad focused above all on the
emotive component in addition to the technical function and quality
– and the thrill from the very first moment on.
BMW Concept C. Emotion, dynamic handling, and function in the design.
When unveiling its Concept C at EICMA in Milan, BMW Motorrad will be
directing the maximum possible emotion to its interpretation of this
subject, which will bear witness to the primary claims of maximum, all
round functionality.
Concept C as a vision of the big scooter is immediately recognisable
as a member of the BMW Motorrad family. For instance, it also presents
the so-called “split face”, a visual tripartite of dynamic
response extending from the front silhouette to the front wheel cover
and beyond. In the style of highly sporty
BMW Motorrad models,
such as the S 1000 RR, Concept C also features a twin-tipped front spoiler.
Unlike the L shaped side view presented up to now by big scooters,
with their predominantly vertical body lines and colour scheme,
Concept C has ventured on a new, much more sporty and dynamic path.
The body lines sweeping up to the vehicle’s rear underscore this
big scooter’s active riding character. The high rear section
emphasises the lightness and agility of Concept C’s powerful
two-cylinder engine. Sportiness and dynamism are also underscored by
the close cut, speeder-style windscreen.
The functional side of this scooter is expressed in stylish design
elements, such as the aluminium look of the bash plates with the air
intake adopted from the BMW GS.
The black chromium of the suspension and frame parts form a
thrilling, dynamic relationship with the aluminium chromium, silver,
and blue paintwork of the body parts. In addition, the black satin
sections present a high-contrast emphasis on the vehicle’s
central area. This highly technical and high-quality elegance is borne
further by finely worked details, such as the fuel tank cover
reminiscent of aircraft and the short, sporty muffler. The visionary
facet of Concept C is presented by the tyres with flanks and treads of blue.
BMW Concept C. Pioneering technology that fuels enthusiasm.
Concept C presents unusual and innovative solutions that offer a wide
prospect of what in future can become reality in this segment.
For instance, Concept C features a highly complex monolever mechanism
with hollowed-out shaft connected to a suspension strut visible from
the outside. In this study, front-wheel control takes the form of an
upside down fork.
The stable twin disc brake at the front features two radial brake
callipers that also underscore the dynamic sportiness of Concept C. In
addition, the single disc brake at the rear and the BMW Motorrad ABS
provide the maximum possible safety during braking manoeuvres.
The dynamic and equally comfortable driving force behind Concept C is
provided by a new, two-cylinder inline engine in conjunction with CVT
(continuously variable transmission). Engine power, torque, and
therefore performance will be moving towards the top of the segment.
Light is cast on a more distant point in the future by the LED
headlamp integrated into the face panelling. This future vision is
also continued by the deliberate absence of conventional rear view
mirrors, which will be replaced in Concept C with two video cameras in
the rear. These record the area behind the vehicle and transfer the
images to two LCD monitors in the cockpit within view of the rider.
The road speed, engine speed, and other data appear on a third LCD
display integrated at the centre of the cockpit.
BMW Concept C. Perfected rider equipment and stowage space concept.
Concept C also testifies to thoughts and ideas extending beyond the
actual vehicle. In line with the BMW Motorrad philosophy, a big
scooter realised in the Concept C style will also come with a range of
adequate rider equipment. In the best BMW Motorrad tradition, the
development of a big scooter will also include a suitable stowage
space concept.

Source: BMW