BMW C Evolution - 2015 Specifications and Reviews

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About the BMW C Evolution

Powered by a liquid-cooled permanent magnet motor, which is fuelled by a 3 cell air-cooled battery. With a top speed electronically limited to 75mph.

When charged through a domestic power supply, full charge takes 3-4 hours although 75% charge is reached in under an hour. 

The battery is uses three lithium-ion cells from the BMW i3 car.  The bike frame acts as the battery casing and is where a lot of the weight lies so it is nice and low down. 

A large colour TFT display screen shows you speed, power consumption, battery status and range considering the currently selected ride mode.

Storage is not as good as the C650 Sport or GT, mostly due to the space taken up by the batteries, but it can still fit a full face helmet. This said, it is a well equipped scooter and has two glove boxes like the other C Series models. 

Optional extras include an 800mm comfort seat, alarm and heated grips.


2017: New model with uprated batteries from the new i3, increasing the range from approx. 60 miles to approx. 75 miles. There is also new colour scheme as well, blending silvery blue with the original lime green.

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Driveline11 kW (15 hp) (homologation according to ECE R85, riding licence class A1)
Cooling systemLiquid
Top speed120.0 km/h (74.6 mph)
Torque72.00 Nm (7.3 kgf-m or 53.1 ft.lbs) @ 4500 Revolutions">RPM
Power46.94 Horsepower">HP (34.3 Kilowatt">kW)) @ 4850 Revolutions">RPM
Engine typeElectric

ModelBMW C Evolution

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

WheelsCast aluminum wheels
Rear brakes diameter270 mm (10.6 inches)
Rear brakesSingle disc. ABS. Floating disc. Two-piston calipers.
Front brakes diameter270 mm (10.6 inches)
Front brakesDouble disc. ABS. Floating discs. Two-piston calipers.
Rear tyre160/60-15
Front tyre120/70-15
Rear wheel travel115 mm (4.5 inches)
Rear SuspensionSingle-sided swing arm with direct-link spring strut, spring pre-load manually adjustable over 7 settings
Front wheel travel120 mm (4.7 inches)
Front SuspensionUpside-down fork 40 mm
Trail95 mm (3.7 inches)
Rake (fork angle)24.1°
Frame typeHybrid chassis with die-cast aluminium load-bearing battery casing, bolt-on tubular-steel stearing head carrier and rear frame

Physical measures and capacities

Wheelbase1,594 mm (62.8 inches)
Overall width947 mm (37.3 inches)
Overall length2,190 mm (86.2 inches)
Overall height1,301 mm (51.2 inches)
Seat height780 mm (30.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Power/weight ratio0.1647 HP/kg
Dry weight285.0 kg (628.3 pounds)

Other specs

Comments8 kWh lithium-ion battery. (3 modules, twelve 60 Ah cells per module. Range 62 miles. Windscreen.
LightLED lights
ElectricalAir-cooled lithium-ion high-voltage battery with booster fan battery.
Color optionsWhite/green

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