The 2017 EICMA show was the perfect stage for BMW to showcase its latest offers in the Motorrad stable and today we’re taking a look at the new BMW C 400 X, a new premium mid-size scooter which aims at bringing more mobility to the urban areas around the world. After the debut of the BMW C 600 Sport and the BMW C 650 GT as premium vehicles for the maxi scooter segment, the C 400 X completes the line-up with an even more affordable alternative.
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In terms of drive technology, the BMW C 400 X provides a newly developed efficiency-optimized single-cylinder engine with an output of 34 hp. Power transmission is done via a CVT gearbox and a torsionally stiff drivetrain swing arm with innovative swing arm bearing for minimum vibration and therefore maximum comfort. Automatic Stability Control ASC ensures increased safety during acceleration, especially on slippery surfaces.
In the chassis area, the new BMW C 400 X sports a rugged tubular frame made of steel. Suspension and damping are taken care of by a telescopic fork at the front and two spring struts at the rear. The set-up and spring travel have been selected so as to ensure that sporty, dynamic riding fun is combined with a very high level of comfort. Supreme brake performance and outstanding safety are provided by the twin disc brake at the front in conjunction with a single disc brake at the rear, along with ABS as standard.
LED technology comes as standard for the headlight but the new BMW C 400 X also offers a range of highlights in the area of connectivity which is a premiere in the segment. A multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5‑inch full-color TFT screen is available as an ex-works option, for example. In conjunction with the further advanced BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller offering integrated operation, this means the rider can access vehicle and connectivity functions quickly and without being distracted from what is happening on the road. In addition to the convenience of being able to use the phone and listen to music during travel, there is also the benefit of effortless navigation by means of a practical system of arrows.