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    BMW Scooter

    I know this is way off subject for this forum, but is there a forum that address the new scooters? It is my understanding that they have been introduced in europe, and will soon be in North America.
    Thank you for your indulgance.

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    Indeed it is WAY OT.. so it's heading over to Motorrad - for discussion of all things BMW motorcycle related.

    Hang on, and please keep your hands and feet inside the posting for your safety and protection! Wait for the post to come to a complete stop before replying..
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Indeed it is WAY OT.. so it's heading over to Motorrad - for discussion of all things BMW motorcycle related.

    Hang on, and please keep your hands and feet inside the posting for your safety and protection! Wait for the post to come to a complete stop before replying..

    Seat back and tray table up too,please, and power off all electronics...
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    or/and ... you could visit this old(er) BMW scooter thread... http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...hlight=scooter
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    Quote Originally Posted by 30300 View Post
    , but is there a forum that address the new scooters?
    So far there's no forum for the scooter on this site.
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    from what I've seen of that "Scooter", it's bigger and more expensive than many "motorcycles"...
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    And they were supposed to be available in the U.S. this past April but in final testing the chain final drive was stretching so BMW held them up until they could make a couple of fixes. I think October is now the target start date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicVW View Post
    And they were supposed to be available in the U.S. this past April but in final testing the chain final drive was stretching so BMW held them up until they could make a couple of fixes. I think October is now the target start date.
    See... Shaft drive is the way to go in the first place. Chains... yucch !
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    Scooter prices
    9550 for C650
    9950 for GT
    These are base prices in US
    And do not include shipping 450
    Nor high end options
    Dealer. Long Beach indicates a total of 1000 coming to US 250 C models and 750 GT
    Models

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    Scooters and not motorcycles and have no place in this forum or in the BMWMOA period. Just as Mini's are not BMW's and have no place in the BMWCCA, etc.

    I'm sure the scooters will get prime coverage in BMW ON, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSBruce View Post
    Scooters and not motorcycles and have no place in this forum or in the BMWMOA period. .
    I consider scooters motorcycles. In most states if the engine is more than 50cc you need a motorcycle license to operate one on the street.
    I'd like to see a forum on this site for the new BMW scooters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSBruce View Post
    Scooters and not motorcycles and have no place in this forum or in the BMWMOA period. Just as Mini's are not BMW's and have no place in the BMWCCA, etc.

    I'm sure the scooters will get prime coverage in BMW ON, though.
    Not sure what rationality you are using to have this opinion. It's an opinion and you are entitled to it, but curious as to why?

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    Made in Germany, check
    ROTAX engine just like the F series, grudgingly check
    I don't see tha problem, even if it was a 50cc I don't see the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I'd like to see a forum on this site for the new BMW scooters.
    Recommended to Vince and got a reply back that it's a great idea, and I volunteered to be the moderator. Not sure if he takes me up on the offer, I've moderated on other sites before and been an MOA member off and on for 25 yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSBruce View Post
    Scooters and not motorcycles and have no place in this forum or in the BMWMOA period. Just as Mini's are not BMW's and have no place in the BMWCCA, etc.

    I'm sure the scooters will get prime coverage in BMW ON, though.
    I take it you NEVER wave at a scooter rider either, right?
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