BMW maxi scooters delayed

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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 quality rightly expected by customers, some changes have to be made to tools used by suppliers. These tool measures will take some time to implement and have meant that vehicle production has had to be temporarily suspended. A new date for the market launch in Europe will be provided shortly.’

MCN reported after riding the scooters, which cost £9395 upward, that glove box doors felt cheap and the C600 Sport’s opened when supposedly locked.

Peter Pueffel, BMW’ Project Manager for the scooters, said at the time: “The bikes that go on the market will be better.”

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Steve Farrell

By Steve Farrell