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BMW C 400 GT

BMW C 400 GT is a scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 10,40,000 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 2 colours. It is powered by a 350 cc BS-VI engine. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement350 cc
  • Kerb Weight214 kg
  • Seat Height775 mm

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C 400 GT Standard

 10,40,000Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

BMW C 400 GT Summary

C 400 GT key highlights

Engine Capacity 350 cc
Kerb Weight 214 kg
Seat Height 775 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.8 litres
Max Power 33.5 bhp
USB Charging Port Yes

About C 400 GT

BMW C 400 GT is a scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 10,40,000 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 2 colours. The BMW C 400 GT is powered by 350cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 33.5 bhp and a torque of 35.25 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, BMW C 400 GT comes up with anti-locking braking system. This C 400 GT scooter weighs 214 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 12.8 liters.

BMW Motorrad has updated its Indian portfolio with the launch of a new maxi-scooter, the C 400 GT. This new model from the German manufacturer will be available as a completely built-up unit (CBU) and the bookings for the vehicle are currently open across India.

The new BMW C 400 GT uses a 350cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is tuned to deliver a maximum power output of 33.5bhp at 7,500rpm and a peak torque of 35Nm at 5,750rpm. The motor is linked to a CVT gearbox. BMW Motorrad claims a 0-100kmph acceleration time of 9.5 seconds while the top speed is rated at 139kmph.

In terms of styling, the new C 400 GT comes with an apron-mounted headlight, a tall windscreen, a step-up saddle, and a muscular design. The scooter is equipped with a twin-pod LED headlight with LED daytime running lights at the front, integrated LED turn indicators, two glove compartments, a flex case under the single-section seat, and a Keyless Ride. The ride-related data is available on the Bluetooth-enabled 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen. A rider can scroll through the functions with the BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller. The C 400 GT is equipped with a side stand and a centre stand. The scooter is available in two colour choices – Style Triple Black and Alpine White.

The hardware on the C 400 GT comprises a tubular steel frame, telescopic front forks, and two spring struts at the back. The braking duties are performed by twin discs at the front and a single rotor at the rear while the safety net includes ABS. The scooter rides on 15-inch front/14-inch rear tyres.
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BMW C 400 GT Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Excellent road presence
    • Equipped with a high performance engine
    • Loaded with lots of technologies
  • Could be Better

    • Priced extremely high
    • Limited sales, service reach

BikeWale's Take

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BMW C 400 GT Review

The C400 GT truly puts the ‘maxi’ in maxi-scooter. It is properly huge - you have these wide seats, a tall windscreen and a big engine. But with a price that inches close to a whopping Rs 12 lakh, why would you even consider it? What makes India’s most expensive scooter so special afterall?

Introduction

BMW C 400 GT Left Side View

Why to buy it?

- Comfortable highway cruising

 - Unique styling 

- Unmatched bragging rights

Why to avoid it?

- Exorbitant pricing

- Could have better build quality

- Limited storage space

It’s only recently that us Indians started warming up to the idea of maxi-scooters. Until now, scooters were supposed to be compact and accessible, cheap to maintain, and not very feature-laden. Then came the Suzuki Burgman Street, the Aprilia SXR 160 and finally the Yamaha Aerox 155 that hit the ball out of the park with its creature comforts. 

However, all of these are a mere reference to what we’ve been riding for a few days - the BMW C400 GT. 

Now, this thing truly puts the ‘maxi’ in maxi-scooter. It is properly huge - you have these wide seats, a tall windscreen and a big engine. But with a price that inches close to a whopping Rs 12 lakh, why would you even consider it? What makes India’s most expensive scooter so special afterall?

The Visuals

BMW C 400 GT Right Side View

The C400 GT is hands down the most unique and radical-looking scooter on our roads today. Hugely inspired by the CE-04 electric scooter, edgy lines and creases are the yolk of its styling. These aggressive lines run busily on the scooter’s front end, pulling your eyes towards itself, whether you like it or not. 

Further, its full-LED headlamp and LED DRLs sit in an aggressive frown that reminds me of the BMW i8’s units. Approach the C400 GT from the rear and you’d be welcomed by a chunky 150 section tyre and a large, clear-glass tail lamp. 

BMW C 400 GT Left Side View

However, in its side profile, the C400 GT’s heft truly comes to light. With a wheelbase of 1559mm, and a kerb weight double that of the humble Honda Activa, the C400 GT has massive road presence. Anything that big, on two wheels is guaranteed to turn heads a full 180 degrees at all times. So you better be prepared for all the attention and the 'electric hai kya?’ question this one attracts. 

BMW C 400 GT Floorboard

There’s no denying that the C400 GT is aesthetically pleasing and premium, but that said, a closer look reveals something contrasting. There are visible and uneven panel gaps with sub-par finishing in a few areas like the front apron and on the ‘spine’. Even the look and feel of the grey plastic bits aren’t satisfying either. For a two-wheeler that costs upward of Rs 11 lakh, it leaves much more to be desired in terms of quality.

The Package

BMW C 400 GT Head Light

Even though the C400 GT is one of the more ‘affordable’ models in BMW Motorrad’s lineup, it pockets a decent amount of features and tech. The LED headlamp comes with an automatic function that switches between the DRL and headlamp based on ambient lighting. You get LED lighting for the tail lamp and neatly stacked LED turn signals as well. But these are just the tip of the iceberg. 

BMW C 400 GT TFT / Instrument Cluster

The C400 GT also boasts of a 6.5-inch colour TFT screen that holds a world of information about the scooter. With the ability to connect to a smartphone as standard on the Indian model, the display can manage calls and music playback and even has a turn-by-turn navigation system. That said, this is the same screen that is also featured on the BMW F750 and F850 GS that cost way more.

BMW C 400 GT Glove Box

In addition to a fancy display and lighting setup, the C400 GT also gets ABS and Automatic Stability Control which is essentially BMW’s traction control system that is seamless and forgiving while cutting power briefly. The list does not end there. You are also offered keyless ignition and keyless fuel filler opening along with a USB charger in the front glove box. Speaking of which, the two glove boxes it comes with are good enough to stow away a wallet, a phone, and a small water bottle too. 

Now, since the GT is a maxi-scooter, it is supposed to have enough storage space to pack in a week’s worth of luggage. And with 31-litres of space under the seat, that should be a piece of cake for the C400 GT, right? 

It’s only until you open up the seat you realise it isn’t...

BMW C 400 GT Underseat Storage

While 31-litres might seem substantial, the design of the storage space is cluttered to accommodate the mechanical components below, which leaves barely any space. It would do good for a small laptop bag and a jacket, but that’s about it. Yes, BMW has the FlexCase which allows storing a full-face helmet easily. It offers 15-litres of additional storage but with it pushed down, the scooter will not crank up for safety reasons. One because, when opened, the FlexCase rests close to the rear tyre and two, BMW does not want one to ride sans a helmet. 

The Ride

BMW C 400 GT Right Side View

The BMW C400 GT is big and burly to look at, but not daunting in any sense once seated. Then its 214kg kerb weight seems manageable. But with a wide seat that does not fully taper to the front, even its low, 775mm seat height could throw anyone under 5’7 out of their comfort zone. Nonetheless, the seat is exactly what it looks like - comfortable and plush. The rider even gets a thick, curved backrest for added support. The pillion seat feels just as accommodating and well cushioned and comes with large grab handles.

BMW C 400 GT Left Rear Three Quarter

And even though there isn’t any floorboard space, the C400 GT offers ample room to move your legs. You can either place your feet in a neutral position or stretch them for a relaxed posture - both of which feel comfortable and natural while holding on to the bars. I even preferred gripping my shin into the ‘spine’ whenever I wasn’t lazily cruising down the highway - something that the C400 GT is mighty capable of. Its large windscreen buffets wind well but could be offered with adjustability to suit different rider heights. 

BMW C 400 GT Engine From Left

Underneath, BMW has plonked a 350cc, water-cooled single that produces 33.5bhp. Offering 35Nm, its torque figures are also on par with most 300-350cc motorcycles on sale. The engine is married to a CVT tuned for acceleration that has the GT shooting away from standstill even with a light hand on the throttle. While the display reads triple-digit speeds quickly, the performance is delivered linearly. The scooter peaks at 7500rpm and manages a top speed of 140kmph. But there is a lack of rush you’d otherwise expect from a 350cc engine thanks to the massive weight it is pulling along. 

BMW C 400 GT Left Side View

However, all through to that point, the motor is refined and vibration-free. While a minute tingle emanates at around 100kmph on the backrest, it is faint enough to oversee. To go hand-in-hand with its performance, the C400 GT is well-balanced too. The scooter is easy to manouevre and filter through slow-moving traffic with its heft barely noticeable. Speaking of which, it is also surprisingly easy to move around and mount on the centre stand. 

BMW C 400 GT Right Side View

When it is time to attack some twisties, the C400 GT seems up for the job too. Despite its long wheelbase, the scooter feels composed around corners and will treat you to some lovely lean angles. However, the ride isn't all that plush. While the front feels pliant over most surfaces, the rear kicks back on some small-amplitude undulations in the road. But with the ability to play with preload settings, the stiff ride can be adjusted. 

BMW C 400 GT Right Side View

However, with a pillion in the equation, the C400 GT’s ride transforms into a much more balanced and settled experience, even in stock setting. The icing on the cake comes with its brakes that perform exceptionally well while offering strong feedback and bite. With everything said, it still feels like a fun scooter to be on whether it is in the city or on twisties. As they say, size does not matter!

Why should you buy it?

BMW C 400 GT Right Side View

The C400 GT has opened up a whole other meaning for Indians to what a scooter can be. While it does the regular scooter-y bits like being convenient and easy to use in the city and offering linear, accessible performance, it also offers much more. It can cruise at 100kmph all day long while keeping you nicely cocooned in its plush seats and offering an efficiency of around 29kmpl while at it. Although, I’d not agree with the Grand Touring suffix, and call it more of a relaxed commuter. And lastly, it lists some feel-good features and a design that would appeal to many.

However, the biggest downside to the C400 GT’s package in India is its price tag. Even with its premium level of comfort, technology and eye-popping looks, the Rs 10.40 lakh price it demands, is exorbitant. It puts the C400 GT in direct contention with a field of motorcycles that have much more to give in terms of performance and features. 

BMW C 400 GT Right Side View

But with that said, its cost is also one of its biggest appeals. With that kind of asking price, BMW is targeting a whole different league of buyers - someone who already owns a luxury car or a super-premium motorcycle and wants a smaller two-wheeler to zip around town or for short intercity trips. Yes, the Aerox priced at Rs 1.55 lakh is an option too, but the exclusivity and bragging rights the C400 GT brings to the table is unparalleled. 

Photos by Kaustubh Gandhi

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BMW C 400 GT mileage

As per ARAI, the average of C 400 GT is 28 kmpl.

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C 400 GT Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 33.5 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Max Torque 35.25 Nm @ 5,750 rpm

    Cooling System Water Cooled

    Transmission Automatic

    Transmission Type Automatic

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement 350 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 80 mm

    Stroke 69.6 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 11.5: 1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern Automatic

    Clutch Centrifugal dry clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 12.8 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 3 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 358.4 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 28 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 139 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 264 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 150/70 - R14

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 264 mm

    Calliper Type Front - 4 Piston, Rear - Single Piston Caliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 15 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 14 inch

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 - R15

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 32 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 34.8 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 34.8 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 37.7 psi

    Front Suspension Telescopic fork with 35 mm diameter

    Rear Suspension Double Aluminum swingarm, Double spring struts, adjustable preload

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 214 kg

    Overall Length 2,210 mm

    Overall Width 836 mm

    Wheelbase 1,565 mm

    Ground Clearance --

    Seat Height 775 mm

    Overall Height 1,438 mm

    Chassis Type Steel tube construction with aluminum die cast unit

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 3 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Unlimited Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Yes

Low Battery IndicatorNo

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation Yes

USB charging port Yes

Front storage box Yes

Under seat storage Yes

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery12 V / 9 Ah, maintenance-free

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresRide by Wire

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  •  4Like this bike 7 months ago by Raja Gohil, Ahmedabad

    This is a nice bike with very high performance, and this looks so amazing. I want this bmw bike . The rear brakes do not work because the metal cord that links has been a problem..

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  •  5Super scooty 10 months ago by Shubham

    I think this is the best scooty in this segment with lots of power and beauty. Pricing is very much but i think bmw brand value is everything. I will definitely buy this one. I think this is the best scooty in this segment with lots of power and beauty. Pricing is very

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FAQs about BMW C 400 GT

  • Q: What is the on-road price of BMW C 400 GT in 2022?

    A: The 2022 on-road price of BMW C 400 GT in Delhi is Rs. 11,68,707. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better BMW C 400 GT or Keeway Vieste 300?

    A: BMW C 400 GT is priced at Rs. 10,40,000, has a 350 cc engine, and weighs 214 kg, whereas, the price of Keeway Vieste 300 is Rs. 3,20,000 with a 278.2 cc Automaticengine, and weighing 147 kg. You can compare BMW C 400 GT vs Keeway Vieste 300 based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of BMW C 400 GT?

    A: BMW C 400 GT is available in 2 colours which are Style Triple Black and Alpine white. You can check all the colour images of BMW C 400 GT.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of BMW C 400 GT?

    A: BMW C 400 GT is a Scooter that weighs 214 kg, has a 350 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 12.8 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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