Scooter
Scooter

The arrival of the new C evolution marks the start of a new chapter in the urban mobility segment for BMW Motorrad. The two conventionally powered maxi scooter models – the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT – already succeed in combining the superb ride qualities of a motorcycle with the specific agility of a scooter and the design’s inherent comfort. The new electrically powered C evolution now goes even further by fusing riding fun and dynamism with the benefits of zero-emission performance to create a whole new experience on two wheels.

Other features further underline the innovative character of the C evolution. It is equipped with a reversing aid, for instance, that enables easy manoeuvring at walking pace. There is also a first in the form of an LED daytime running light, which additionally dims to double as the sidelight. And for added comfort on cold days, there are heated handlebar grips.

BMW C Evolution, International Media Launch, Barcelona 2014
BMW C Evolution, International Media Launch, Barcelona 2014

Last but not least, the C evolution also charts new territory in terms of styling and colour scheme. Design-wise, the C evolution fits harmoniously into the BMW Motorrad family, while the colour combination of Light White non-metallic and Electric Green symbolises its ability to blend maximum eco-friendliness with superb dynamic performance. BMW’s first completely electrical scooter, the BMW C Evolution.

The BMW C Evolution has been created following BMW’s sustainable strategy, in a quest for zero-emissions without forgetting riding pleasure. The BMW C Evolution is BMW Motorrad’s answer to the mobility of the future. The economical environmental and social changes require new solutions and with this project. Electrical mobility offers many challenges, but also many opportunities for all: manufacturers, cities and administrations. Two overlapping and separate modules housing the powertrain system of the car and the passenger cell; and the use of carbon fibre, a lighter material as resistant as steel, used for the first time in production vehicles.

BMW C Evolution, International Media Launch, Barcelona 2014
BMW C Evolution, International Media Launch, Barcelona 2014

As far as the chassis is concerned, the C evolution no longer has a main frame in the conventional sense. The central component here is the battery casing made from diecast aluminium, which has a steering head support made from steel tubing attached to it at the front and, at the rear, the single-sided swing arm as well as a rear frame, also made from steel tubing. The task of wheel suspension and damping is performed by an upside-down telehydraulic fork at the front and a spring strut mounted on the left at the rear. As on all vehicles from BMW Motorrad, the C evolution comes equipped with safety-boosting ABS together with powerful disc brakes as standard.