At a time when electric scooters are making all the right noise (for irony) in the Indian two-wheeler industry, BMW has hit the ball outside the park by launching its mid-weight maxi-scooter, the C 400 GT, in India. The new BMW C 400 GT is a performance-oriented luxury maxi-scooter, valued at around Rs 13 lakh on-road, is now the most expensive scooter in India. The BMW C400 puts the GT in a special place, which makes it a scooter for only a few lucky and wealthy people. Here is a video from the YouTube channel ‘Bike with daughter‘, Which explains the various features of the BMW C 400 GT.
In terms of design, the BMW C400 GT has a premium European design with large and sleek looking body panels giving it a very unique road appearance. The huge fairing at the front accommodates wide-looking all-LED headlamps and comes with a large transparent windscreen on top. The side panels of the scooter are integrated with the vertically placed LED turn indicators.
Unlike the traditional scooters we have seen in India to date, the BMW C 400 GT comes with a central spine running in the middle of the floorboard, which includes a 12.8-liter fuel tank. The scooter comes with a wide split seat, which hides a large 31-liter storage bogie underneath it. This storage space is divided into two parts, the largest of which is capable of holding a full-face helmet called the BMW Flexcase. On the back, the C400 GT comes with a wide and AG looking clear lens LED tail lamp cluster and split pelion grab rail.
The BMW C 400 GT features fuel tank lids and seat ignition and keyless operation for opening and closing. Below the handlebars, the scooter has two separate small storage bogies on either side, a USB charger and a 12V charger on the right. The scooter has a large and cool looking 6.5-inch full-TFT instrument console, which supports Bluetooth connectivity.
The BMW C 400 GT’s large dimensions and alien-like styling attract a lot of attention wherever it goes. At the same time, the scooter will not play foul when handling large dimensions. The presenter further explained that the scooter feels easy, comfortable and fast to ride while riding, while the brakes also do a great job of stopping it.
Comes with a liquid-cooled engine
Powering the BMW C 400 GT is a four-stroke, water-cooled, 4-valve, 350cc engine that pumps a maximum of 34 PS of power and 35 Nm of peak torque output. The C400 GT’s suspension combination includes a 35mm telescopic fork at the front and a double aluminum swing-arm with a double spring strut with adjustable preload at the rear. The scooter rides on the 120/70 R15 front and 150/70 R14 rear tires, while it gets a dual 265mm disc at the front and a single 265mm disc at the rear for braking.