In addition to new GS models, BMW Motorrad will also take the opportunity at EICMA to introduce a new “middleweight” scooter, the C400X. Designed for urban mobility, the X will be powered by a 350cc single-cylinder engine, putting out 34hp (25 kW) through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
While smaller than the rest of BMW’s two-wheel lineup, it includes big features such as automatic stability control (ASC), ABS, and LED lighting as standard (LED daytime running light optional). BMW Motorrad Connectivity — the 6.5″ TFT cockpit gauge display — is optional to provide motorcycle info and connect to a smartphone for additional abilities controlled by the handlebar multi-controller.
The chassis is tubular steel and there is a telescopic fork with dual disc brakes up front and twin shocks with a single rotor at the rear. There are two storage compartments up front and the Flexcase under the bench seat.
More information is in the upcoming BMW Motorcycle Magazine. The original BMW press release is below and you can see the complete BMW C400X Photo Gallery here.
The new BMW C 400 X.
BMW Motorrad established its new product category in the area of urban mobility in 2011 with the debut of the BMW C600 Sport and the BMW C650GT as premium vehicles for the maxi scooter segment. Now BMW Motorrad goes one step further and presents the new BMW C400X – a premium vehicle for the mid-size scooter segment.
But the new BMW C400X is not just a smart mid-size scooter designed to avoid constant urban traffic congestion and allowing faster movement through the traffic jungle from A to B: the new mid-size scooter also demonstrates that urban mobility can be a lot of fun, too. In short, the new BMW C400X transforms a ride into the city or to the workplace from a lowlight to a highlight: in fact instead of choosing a sensible shortcut, the rider will be tempted to take the long way round – purely for the extra riding fun.
Powerful, efficiency-optimized single-cylinder engine combined with CVT transmission, vibration decoupling and ASC.
In terms of drive technology, the BMW C400X provides this new dynamic access to the urban environment by means of a newly developed efficiency-optimized single-cylinder engine with an output of 34 hp (25 kW). Power transmission is via a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) 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.
Rugged tubular steel frame, telescopic fork and high-performance brake system with ABS as standard.
In the chassis area, the new BMW C400X 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.
In addition to standard lighting technology in highly luminous LED technology, the new BMW C400X also offers a range of highlights in the area of connectivity which is new to 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.
Modern, innovative design with excellent wind and weather protection as well as an ingenious storage concept including Flexcase.
In terms of its styling, the new BMW C400X can be instantly identified as a member of the BMW Motorrad C family: its appearance is modern, future-oriented and functional. Viewed from the front, the dominant feature is its iconically styled LED headlight with distinctive daytime riding light design (optional) in the form of fiber optic elements. This sets the new BMW Motorrad mid-size scooter clearly apart from its competitors, giving it a particularly sporty and dynamic look. With excellent wind and weather protection, a carefully conceived storage concept comprising two integrated compartments and the Flexcase under the comfortable, single-section seat, the new mid-size scooter offers everything that is needed to meet the demands of everyday practicality and touring suitability.
Attractive paint finishes for distinctive character qualities.
There is a choice of two paint finishes for the new BMW C400X. Zenith Blue metallic gives the new BMW C400X a pronounced modern appearance and underscores its athletic properties. In the paint finish Alpine White non-metallic, the distinctive styling of the new BMW C400X comes into its own, making it look more technical, compact and light. The contrasting single seats in grey-black or red-black emphasize the BMW Motorrad mid-size scooter’s dynamic appearance, as well as underscoring its additional strengths of agility, easy accessibility and effortless handling.
The highlights of the new BMW C400X:
- Efficiency-optimized single-cylinder engine with a capacity of 350cc, high torque and CVT gearbox.
- Highly compact design with wet sump lubrication.
- 25 kW (34 hp) at 7500 rpm and 35 Nm at 6000 rpm.
- Electronic fuel injection, digital engine control and ASC.
- Suspension with rugged tubular steel frame.
- Torsionally stiff drivetrain swing arm with innovative swing arm bearing for minimum vibration.
- Telescopic fork at front and two spring struts at rear with ample spring travel.
- Powerful braking system with ABS as standard.
- LED lighting technology as standard.
- Connectivity: Multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5-inch full-color TFT screen and numerous features as an ex-works option.
- Distinctive, dynamic design.
- Excellent wind and weather protection and sophisticated ergonomics.
- Generous storage space with two storage compartments and Flexcase.
- Attractive paint finishes with distinctive character qualities.