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Steve Farrell  says:

BMW maxi scooters delayed

Production of BMW’s two new maxi scooters has been delayed while the firm tries to remedy quality issues. The C650 GT and C600 Sport were due to go on sale this month on the continent and next month in the UK but dealers are still waiting for news on when they will arrive. BMW said: 'In order to ensure the product...

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Deception?

Thing is Piglet it's a well known fact that Honda are a global brand with manufacturing done across the globe.

BMW in Europe pride themselves on being a premium brand and would like people to believe their new scooters are made in Germany.

If you click on this link you will see that a senior BMW exec states that the new "high-quality premium Maxi-Scooters" are "100 per cent assembled in Berlin".

It could be suggested that's an attempt to deceive...?

There is no indication in the story that their engines are manufactured and assembled in the far east.

Also, there's no mention at all of where these scooters are manufactured on any BMW site that I can find.

In these times it's pretty normal to outsource production abroad (it works for Triumph) but BMW should perhaps be honest instead of trying to hide it?

 

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jollyboy

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jollyboy says:

Honda may manufacture across the globe, but it is Honda who manufacture the important bits and assemble them in Honda factories. Now Kymco scooters are good for what they are, but they are not manufactured by BMW. BMW assembling a bunch of Kymco parts in Berlin (and big parts at that) is not the same as Honda bolting together Honda built parts in Honda factories in Europe. Bear in mind also that these BMW will probably be receiving a hefty government subsidy for assembling these machines in the old east. So which would I buy a £9,500 BMW with all the important bits coming from a Kymco factory or a £7,500 Honda Integra with all the important bits being built by Honda? Even without all that clever twin clutch gubbins I'd go for the Honda every time. It looks the better machine and it's two grand cheaper and it's Honda quality all the way through. The BMW by comparison is old tech, of questionable quality and overpriced. And surely it isn't a coincidence that the BMW has more than a touch of the Hondas about its styling? Has it occurred to anyone that BMW might be delaying their launch simply so that it doesn't clash too closely with the launch of the Honda? They would only end up looking bad by comparison if they launched at around the same time.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

BMW Advantage

The BMW scooters have one thing that the Honda and other Japanese brand scooters newer will – a blue and white roundel. Advantage BMW. : (

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pampos46

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pampos46 says:

Piglet2010

piglet2010 this blue white thing is matter for you as advantage.  it will never be a WING as this is the bigest advantage.

 

 

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jollyboy

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jollyboy says:

OK piglet, wait a couple of years and then come back and tell me that BMW are selling more scooters than the Japanese. They won't be. That roundel is an advantage only when selling to a certain gullible minority.

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ExFlyer

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ExFlyer says:

All of the new NC700 series bikes are built in Japan.

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