Meanwhile, the firstBMW scooters in Australia will arrive in October. Motorcycle boss Tony Sesto expects to sell about 40 of the petrol-driven C600 Sport and C650 GT maxi-scooters this year and up to 120 in a full year.
He doesn’t believe scooters will dilute the brand’s strength despite appealing to an older demographic.
It will give us another dimension,’’ he says.
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