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Old 06-21-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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The BMWs are (finally) coming

Yes, I am a little obsessed with these scooters. Found this French language scooter news site from a French language scooter forum. I do not speak French. Google translate does though.

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http://www.scooter-infos.com/actuali...4-juillet.html

Google Translation:

The first BMW maxiscooters C 600 and C 650 Sport GT, whose production had been delayed, will be delivered on or after July 14, 2012 to their clients French, Italian and Spanish. These three strategic markets will be the first served.

Germany will wait until July 21, the rest of Europe until July 28, ultra-marine markets following the fall of 2012. In France, it will cost you 11 100 for the BMW 600 Sport C, and 11 450 for C 650 GT.

These machines come eagerly awaited in France therefore a national holiday, what better way to make a spectacular entrance you say? Delayed by the quality department of BMW, the maximum high-end target for the flawless face nothing less than the Yamaha T-Max 530, and GT reference Honda SW-T 600 and Suzuki Burgman 650.


My only question now is of course, what the heck is an "ultra-marine market"?
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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My only question now is of course, what the heck is an "ultra-marine market"?
Overseas market.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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Here's one type of ultramarine.

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Old 06-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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Here's one type of ultramarine.

Eh, he's a Colts fan. I live in New England, where we don't dump our quarterbacks just because of a little injury.

Well, not our current quaterback anyway. The last one, sure.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #5
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Here's one type of ultramarine.
In comparison to something with the prefix "super", rather than "ultra":


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Old 06-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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11K+ euros = 14-15 k usd? I am including importation duties... NOT ME

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Old 06-23-2012, 02:28 PM   #7
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The BMW scooters for the US market will start production in the beginning of August. The US Dealer intro of the scooters will be mid October at a place not announced yet, delivery to the dealers will coincide with the October dealer show.

US pricing has not been determined yet.

Thought you would like to know. The demand for these BMW scooters are similar to the K1600's in that the demand is extremely high on a world wide basis.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #8
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The BMW scooters for the US market will start production in the beginning of August. The US Dealer intro of the scooters will be mid October at a place not announced yet, delivery to the dealers will coincide with the October dealer show.

US pricing has not been determined yet.

Thought you would like to know. The demand for these BMW scooters are similar to the K1600's in that the demand is extremely high on a world wide basis.
Good info, thanks. Any idea how the demand is for these in the US vs. rest of the world?
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #9
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Good info, thanks. Any idea how the demand is for these in the US vs. rest of the world?
Don't know for sure, but San Jose has many deposits on the upcomming BMW Scooters. From what I generally gather, the US demand is quiet hi.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:35 PM   #10
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Good info, thanks. Any idea how the demand is for these in the US vs. rest of the world?
Obi-Wan: These aren't the maxiscooters you're looking for.

US scooterist: These aren't the maxiscooters we're looking for.

Obi-Wan: He can go about his continental scooter business.

US scooterist: You can go about your continental scooter business.

Obi-Wan: Move along.

US scooterist: Move along... move along.

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Old 08-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #11
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The BMW scooters for the US market will start production in the beginning of August. The US Dealer intro of the scooters will be mid October at a place not announced yet, delivery to the dealers will coincide with the October dealer show.

US pricing has not been determined yet.

Thought you would like to know. The demand for these BMW scooters are similar to the K1600's in that the demand is extremely high on a world wide basis.

I don't think it's fair to say demand is high until they land here or in whatever market and people start buying or ordering them. Interest is certainly high, but cost, reliability, availability, support and parts will all factor into whether or not that high interest translates into high demand.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:10 AM   #12
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I don't think it's fair to say demand is high until they land here or in whatever market and people start buying or ordering them. Interest is certainly high, but cost, reliability, availability, support and parts will all factor into whether or not that high interest translates into high demand.
The good news is that there is a high level of interest. If there was insufficient interest then BMW would probably not import them at all, so nobody could place an order in any case.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:20 AM   #13
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(Don't buy the BMW scoot thinking ur going to impress the BMW motorcycle owners, to them the BMW scoot is an insult cause of its Kymco engine.)
the bmw single and parallel twins in their motorcycles have been built by kymco for years now !
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