- Taller windscreen, bigger seat
- Optional 6.5-inch TFT display has nav capability
- Will not come to India anytime soon
BMW’s middleweight maxiscooter has been the C400X, and it has decided to rework it to make it more comfortable for long-distance riding, or touring. It is now renamed the C400 GT.
What the GT gets is revised bodywork for better weather protection, a taller windshield, a larger seat, and all-LED lighting and keyless go as standard. Also standard is the 34bhp output of the 350cc single cylinder engine, and dual front disc brakes and a single rear disc. ABS is standard, and the suspension is adjustable. A clever addition is the ‘flap’ in the underseat storage that folds away, allowing you to store large helmets as well. It has to be raised before setting off.
There’s an options list longer than the wait for an affordable Motorrad motorcycle in the Indian market, but what catches our eye is the optional 6.5-inch TFT colour display that can offer navigation directions via arrows.
The Indian market isn’t mature enough to warrant the launch of the BMW C400 GT here, as we’ve got only one example of such a maxi scooter in the 125cc Suzuki Burgman Street. Globally, the C400 GT will compete with the Yamaha XMax 400 and Suzuki Burgman 400.