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Offline Watty

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Look like the Chinese scooter market is getting some serious German competition ... any info on this baby, that is the bike and not the rider   :mwink:
 

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 05:05:14 pm »
They built the C1 years ago.
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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 05:06:18 pm »
Ja man that thing is old
 

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 05:06:41 pm »
watty that is the c1

has been in production for 8 years already

way way way overpriced for a scooter

and the roof acts like a parachute - have seen some guys with them here in cape town and they blow all over the road

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/bmw/bmw_c1.htm
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/bmw/bmw_c1-200.htm
 

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 05:08:06 pm »
Yeah, that's the C1.
They've stopped making em already.

It was a pretty stupid design. No room for a pillion!

also the seat belt was like a car's and so restricted your freedom of movement.
 

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 06:05:43 pm »
It actually had a pillion seat as an optional extra :o

The pillion had to sit on the luggage rack holding on to the roof like a leech. :o :o :o

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2008, 06:20:18 pm »
Stopped next to Suzuki scooter yesterday... was a 650 twin jobbie and it left me standing at the first robot... >:D
 

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2008, 06:34:00 pm »
Stopped next to Suzuki scooter yesterday... was a 650 twin jobbie and it left me standing at the first robot... >:D

Rob.....those Suzuki Burgman Scooters are the business..........they are nice, aren't they?  ;)
 

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 06:45:23 pm »
C1, because of the seatbelt and rollcage. A helmet is not legally required.
since production stopped, are now in demand and prices are getting silly

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008, 06:46:21 pm »
Haha - aren't those already so old that they are soon to be discontinued....  :imaposer:
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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2008, 06:56:15 pm »
Looks like a new model C1.
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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2008, 07:24:21 pm »
I would have loved to ride one, if only they would have made it with a 400cc or 650 motor, the 200 and 125cc were really slow

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2008, 07:36:08 pm »
Stopped next to Suzuki scooter yesterday... was a 650 twin jobbie and it left me standing at the first robot... >:D
Rob.....those Suzuki Burgman Scooters are the business..........they are nice, aren't they?  ;)
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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2008, 09:09:06 pm »
Stopped next to Suzuki scooter yesterday... was a 650 twin jobbie and it left me standing at the first robot... >:D

Rob.....those Suzuki Burgman Scooters are the business..........they are nice, aren't they?  ;)

yebo yes, wouldn't mind a burgman at all for doing tar only tours, look comfy, lotsa space.
 

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2008, 08:05:06 am »
When I'm on my work visits around in Europe and I see LOADS of 'em still ride around in the big cities of Western-Europe where. Mostly with official civil servants in dark suits, ladies and even business men. Good thing is you don't need a helmet and ATGATT on going to work - so apparently does the trick for many smart-minded people there - your suit will stay dry riding in the rain too! :) And in the traffic jams it's apparently better than the SMART car ;D Returns amazing less than 3 liters per 100km too in the city riding.

Because the production stopped it also is getting into a kind of cult-scooter status.





They look very comfty and even has the window cleaner!  ;D
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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2008, 08:29:17 am »
There's one in my neighbourhood
 

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2008, 09:39:48 am »
That roof might protect you from wussy european rain,
but here in CT the rain sometimes come in sideways.

The C1 offers minimal protection at most.
 

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2008, 09:48:19 am »
That roof might protect you from wussy european rain,
but here in CT the rain sometimes come in sideways.

fit some beach buggy side plastics  :ricky:
 

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Re: BMW - are they now also venturing into the scooter market?
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2008, 11:40:00 am »
Yeah really a Euro style inner city commute ... where it rains acid rain!
They were very sexy when first hit the market - sales people used to say "C1 (see one) - buy one"
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