BMW launches new C 400 scooters

2019 BMW C 400 GT rusty brakes

BMW has added a the C 400 scooter range to its line-up, but has yet to add its electric scooter which was launched six years ago.

In 2013 the BMW C 600 Sport and C 600 GT scooters started at $13,990 and $15,990 plus on-road costs. Now they are $14,150 for the Sport and $14,490 for the GT.

When we rode them in 2013, we said you could be forgiven for forgetting you were on a scooter as they were so powerful and handled so well.

BMW has now added a range of 350cc scooters priced from $8990 for the C 400 X to $11,890 for the C 400 GT which adds a rider backrest, passenger footboards and a higher windshield.

2019 BMW C 400 GT
2019 BMW C 400 GT is fitted with a separate rider backrest and passenger footboards and a higher windshield.

That’s a lot to pay for a 350cc single-cylinder scooter, especially when BMW’s single-cylinder G 310 R and GS cost only $5790.

Maybe it’s because the latter is made in India, rather than Berlin like these scooters.

There is still no word on their electric scooter being introduced to Australia.

Oliver van Bilsen living with an electric BMW C evolution scooter
Oliver van Bilsen living with an electric BMW C evolution scooter in London

BMW C 400 scooters

The BMW C 400 X and GT also come in “ion” models featuring a 6.5-inch full colour TFT screen with handlebar-mounted Multi-Controller that allows riders to make phone calls and listen to music vi Bluetooth.

2019 BMW C 400 GT is fitted with a separate rider backrest and passenger footboards and a higher windshield.

The C 400 X ion is priced from $11,290 and includes a daytime running light while the C 400 GT ion starts at $11,890.

All C 400 scooters all powered by a single-cylinder with 25kW of power at 7500rpm and 35Nm of torque at 6000rpm, married to a Continuously Variable Transmission.

Features include LED lighting dual 265mm front discs, keyless ignition, traction control and a Flexcase storage system.

This patented under-seat storage space can be extended downward via a flap in the rear base.

It is waterproof and can fit a full-face and jet helmet.2019 BMW C 400 GT

There are two extra storage compartments in the front cowl operated via a button. The right-hand storage compartment includes a 12-volt power socket. A USB adapter is an optional accessory.

2019 BMW C 400 X comes with a newly developed single-cylinder 350 cc engine that is tuned for maximum efficiency.

The mid-sized scooter comes with a side stand and a “kinematic” centre stand that is easy to deploy.

The BMW C 400 models can also be fitted with a luggage rack for a topcase.

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