BMW Motorrad is adding more capability to its C lineup of scooters with the world debut of the new BMW C 400 GT at EICMA 2018 in Milan. This Gran Turismo version of the C 400 X midsize scooter improves on its formula with a longer range and better comfort, enabling riders to enjoy trips around the city and long rides on the highway in equal measure.
For power, the C 400 GT takes the same efficiency-optimized, single-cylinder 34-horsepower engine from the C 400 X, as well as its Continuously Variable Transmission. With the same setup, the BMW C 400 X delivers around 67 mpg.
The C 400 GT’s suspension offers comfort-enhancing adaptations like a stiffer drivetrain swing arm with an innovative bearing that minimizes vibrations. BMW Motorrad also tweaked the telescopic fork in the front and dual-spring rear struts for a better balance of comfort and handling dynamics. The BMW C 400 GT carries over the C 400 X’s steel tubular space frame.
The BMW C 400 GT offers many more adaptations for grand touring, such as an updated storage system with two glove boxes and a flex-case under the seat, as well as a new backrest that provides ample rider support. It also offers greater comfort for a passenger, replacing separate footrests with footboards. For both driver and passenger, the C 400 GT includes increased wind and weather protection with improved ergonomics.
Outside of its grand touring features, the C 400 GT includes advanced technology, including an optional 6.5-inch full-color multifunctional instrument cluster with phone, music and GPS connectivity. As standard technology, Automatic Stability Control and anti-lock braking system create a safer, more controlled ride, and the Keyless Ride system makes a more convenient experience.
Moreover, the new C 400 GT is distinctly a BMW Motorrad product. It boasts a dynamic, yet refined look that speaks to its high-quality craftsmanship as well as its open-road functionality. The C 400 GT will be offered in Mookwalk Grey, Blackstorm Metallic and Alpine White.
With its highly efficient powertrain, its comfort- and grand-touring-optimized features, and its impressive technology, the new BMW C 400 GT offers a scooter that can handle weekend trips as easily as day-to-day urban transit.
This article is presented by New Century BMW Motorcycles in Alhambra, California.