BMW Concept C: the meanest damn scooter you ever did see

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The important takeaway from the BMW Concept C isn’t its aggressively futuristic styling, but rather the fact that BMW’s serious about producing a maxi-scooter. “C” stands for commuter and that’s what vehicles like this one do better than anything else. We’re just disappointed that it doesn’t have a roof.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/beastincarnate Beast Incarnate

    The shape of the headlight fairing looks like the Z1000 had it’s sides stretched further forward. I like it. I also gladly trade the roof for certainly impractical blue and black tires.

  • AGP

    Interesting how these days everything coming out of Japan is looking so bland and conservative, while the Europeans keep pushing the boundaries and taking risks. Case in point: compare the above C concept with the mid-concept scooter from Honda a few threads down.

  • The Lawyer

    I’d get a red one and get stickers from the Akira bike. Will have to get ceramic composite rotors and laser gun too.

    • miles_prower

      Just in time for the (supposed) 2011 release of the live-action film!

      I hope you don’t have any clown enemies.

  • http://www.cheapcycleparts.com vigor

    did you link to this and i dont see it?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-6S0z_lwfY

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Ah, hadn’t seen that, hilarious. Added it above. Thanks.

  • dwolvin

    Looks interesting, but what’s the power/milage/storage? I get tired of these concepts being teased, and they taken out back and shot just as I was getting excited…

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Yeah, there’s no real specs, it’s just a concept.

  • miles_prower

    I want whatever helmet the guy in the press photos is wearing — so I can have big-Euro hair and not get it messed up when I ride my big-Euro maxi-scoot to the disco.

    • pplassm

      That is one RIGHTEOUS hipster!

  • pplassm

    Come on, people! Where’s the venom! You all hate the Honda-scooter-thing, why not this?

  • http://kanai.net/weblog/ gkanai

    “We’re just disappointed that it doesn’t have a roof.”

    They did that once before and flopped.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_C1

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

      That was simply a referential joke. Those things are huge, though. I spotted one in Florence and it dwarfed all the bikes and scooters near it.