BMW Motorrad has added another two-wheeler to its short squad in an effort to please the urban rider. The mid-size premium scooter made its international debut at EICMA 2017. The C 400 X as per BMW is a smart bike that “is designed not to avoid congestion on the road.”
The scooter has been formed to be compact and hence gets wet sump lubrication to make the design humbler. It gets LED lighting as standard but the 6.5-inch full-colour TFT instrument console is optional. The console can be connected to your smartphone for navigation, music, call actions and media access on your phone, etc. The C 400 X also gets two integrated storage compartments and a single seat with a flexible case under the seat for storage. However, the flex case can’t be opened or used while the scooter is running. You can choose to have the scooter in either an Alpine White or Zenith Blue colour. It employs a specially designed single-cylinder 350cc engine with electronic fuel injection that churns out 37.4PS of power at 7500rpm and 35Nm of torque at 6000rpm. It further gets a CVT gearbox and traction control system.
For cycle parts, the C 400 X has telescopic forks at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear for easy riding. To bring it to a stop, the scooter gets twin disc brakes at the front and a single rear disc brake, with ABS as standard. The scooter gets LED lighting tech as standard and a multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5 inch full-colour TFT screen is also accessible as an ex-works option.
BMW’s Motorrad Multi-Controller offers joined operation where the rider can access car and connectivity functions rapidly and without being abstracted from what is happening on the road. In addition to the suitability of being able to use the phone and listen to music throughout travel, there is also the benefit of effortless navigation by means of a practical system of arrows. Storage comprises two integrated compartments and the Flexcase under the single-section seat. The BMW C 400 X comes with a choice of two paint finishes –non-metallic Alpine White and metallic Zenith Blue.