motorcycle Department of the BavarianConcept C study (C stands for Commuter), 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. This BMW Maxi-scooter Concept C has presented at the EICMA Show in Milan concept scooter.
BMW Motorrad appears set to go straight to the top of the performance scale in the maxi-scooter area, notifying its intention of “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.”
Throughout BMW Motorrad’s press communication regarding the Concept C, there are plenty of hints that the BMW Maxi-scooter will be a lot of fun to ride: “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.”
No details have been divulged on the size of the engine or its horsepower rating, other than that it is a new, two-cylinder inline engine which will deliver its power to the rear wheel via a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
BMW’s quote on engine power, torque, and performance is that it “will be moving towards the top of the segment.” Given that area is currently occupied by Suzuki’s 650, Honda’s 600 and Gilera’s 850, it seems reasonable to expect the bike will have a capacity of 500cc plus, and perhaps as much as 750cc – very sporting performance indeed.
The running gear also looks more like it was borrowed from a supersport machine than the usual scooter fare, even on a maxi-scotter. For instance, the Concept C features a highly complex monolever mechanism with hollowed-out shaft connected to a suspension strut visible from the outside at the rear, while front-wheel control is handled by an upside down fork.
Similarly, the twin disc front end features two radial, triple piston brake calipers with another on the rear disc leaving no doubt about the braking prowess and sportiness of the Concept C.
As with all other BMW motorcycles, a liberal sprinkling of technology has been showered on the Concept machine. The headlamp is LED and conventional rear view mirrors have been replaced with two video cameras in the rear. These cameras feed video to two LCD monitors on the dashboard while a third central LCD monitor displays the usual road and engine speed, and other relevant data.
No time frames have yet been specified but the company’s plans call for the maxi-scooters to be manufactured at the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin.
Here some of the process of concept and ideation.
process of modelling and realistic
For more information go to BMW Motorrad