Prices for the ÜberScooter have been confirmed at £9395 for the TMAX-alike, and £9705 for the other one (which looks a bit like an armadillo). Plus the inevitable "package" of chintzy gizmos at £850. Yes, brace yourselves kidz, it's a ten grand scooter.
A BMW C650GT catching some rays, yesterday:
An armadillo seeks refuge in a Durex advert:
Have a ride with your Mates.
I don't have my specs on but isn't it a pimped RT (the Armadillo, that is)?
Some preliminary sketches from BMW design studios' state-of-the-art CAD system throw additional light on the evolution of the design.
Sorry, can't seem to downsize a dinosaur!
Don't worry, I am sure many others have failed previously in the same task.
Just out of a top-level creative meeting here at Rocca & Rocca Associates. Like it does on 'Mad Men', things got pretty crazy in there for a while. The brown ale and pork scratchings were free flowing, Doris from the typing pool came in wearing the latest horn rims and ankle-length tweed twinset to give us a twirl, and we were puffing away raffishly on those electronic cigs like cardiorespiratory diseases hadn't been invented yet. Anyway, thanks to Cubby Broccoli for the precision CAD blueprints. Here's what we've come up with so far:
BMW C650 GT: Evolution of the fattest.
BMW C650 GT: Back (and then some) to the future.
BMW Motorrad ÜberScooters - The ultimate grazing machines.
Big BMW scooters: Because after a long day's invasion of Poland it's nice to have somewhere to store your helmet.
Scooters from prehistory by BMW. Are we out of our tiny minds?
Some more exciting information & images leaked by the design department.
In the headlong rush to the exit, David Robb apparently left an LP cover pinned to his Fine Ideas Board.
This not only testifies to a passion for prog rock but also supplies some key styling cues to the continuously evolving design.
Honda senior executives have admitted that, on seeing this full colour sketch, they were stopped in their tracks. A fusillade of directives resulted in significant streamlining of the clay mock-up and the pricing of the Integra.
.....or it could just be a lot of hot air.
Just to bring the thread back to the modern era.......I'm looking for a commuter scooter into the City of London (35 miles each way from Junc 10 of the M1), and I am wondering why I wouldn't just buy a piaggio BV 350 (can't bring myself to write Beverly - no offense to Beverley's out there) for £4.5k instead??
Basically no good reason not too I would say. The kind of riding/commute that you are talking about is similar, though slightly shorter, than my daily haul that I am constantly looking/thinking about a solution for. I had a Peugeot 500 Geopolis for a month last year and it was great for the daily back and forth, though it was not as fuel efficient as I had hoped but that apparently applies to most scooters. If I could get a second hand big scoot for low price then I would be seriously tempted to get one as a workhorse. Then again, even 3 or 4 grand buys a lot of petrol to stick in the old ST2, which owes me nothing at all.
BV 350 - No good reason whatsoever. I've got Honda's equivalent - SH300i. Jacked in a 10 year owned xjr1300 for the scooter. And while the sit-straight style might be tiring after 90 minutes or so, for the 50-70 minute commute it's comfy and far more useful/maneuverable around town. With more than adequate performance for the M1 - I'm J14 and use it into London. Though less regularly now I actually work there but that's a different story.
These BMW scooters are expensive and just a little too lardy in traffic I suspect.
Agree, going to check the BV out tomorrow, so will start a new thread with my findings..............
Nice scooter then! In a world where fuel costs are out of sight and the newest automobiles, trucks and SUVs are prohibitively expensive, city dwellers who want powered personal transportation without a huge price tag still have a great option. Two-wheeled scooters remain popular for city driving, and they are increasingly fuel-efficient. If you are in the market for a scooter, consider one of the following. You can use auto loans bad credit to get your new car if you need one.
Got tired of waiting for a test ride and bought a new previous model TMAX.
I am so glad !
It's got oomph, handling (lovely rear tyre) and damn good brakes - sounds nice when accelerating as well.
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