BMW Launches New C 400 X Scooter

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BMW Launches New C 400 X Scooter

BMW taps into the mid-sized scooter segment with all new premium model.

A manufacturer’s success is dependent on staying relevant and knowing how to adapt to a constantly evolving market. This can be seen in BMW’s recent entry-level lineup of motorcycles and scooters, which are both handsome and readily accessible to new riders. After the success of the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT, BMW Motorrad decided to take things one step further by unveiling the new 350cc C 400 X Scooter.

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BMW’s newest scooter was designed to be more than just an efficient urban transportation tool to get you from A to B, but one that is said to offer some major smiles per hour along the way. Commuting on two-wheels is just plain fun, it allows for some adventure and excitement to be injected into one’s daily routine. BMW is hoping to capitalize on this by offering a user-friendly, twist-and-go scooter that lacks the intimidation-factor most conventional motorcycles possess. Making the new scooter that much more tempting is the inclusion of premium components and modern safety features such as Automatic Stability Control and high-performance front twin-disk ABS brakes.

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The new C 400 X is powered by a 350cc single-cylinder engine with electronic fuel-injection that makes 34hp at 7,500rpm and 25.8ft-lbs of torque at 6,00rpm. Married to the 350cc single is an (automatic) continuously variable transmission. Wrapped around the single is a tubular steel frame dampened via a telescopic fork up front and dual-spring struts in back. Another noteworthy feature on BMW’s newest scooter is its torsionally stiff drivetrain swing arm that boasts an innovative swing arm bearing which results in minimal vibration.

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Like any new BMW two-wheeler, the C 400 X sports a beautiful design and is jam-packed with all the modern bells and whistles you’d expect to find on a Bavarian machine. It has ample storage space, full LED lighting, and a full-color, multi-function 6.5” TFT display just to name a few. While scooters may not be particularly sexy (That's debatable -JM), by creating a well-equipped, modern, high-end offering, BMW is well equipped to attract new riders. As far as scooters go, the C 400 X is a damn fine looking machine, and the premium paint and finish – Zenith blue metallic or Alpine white – certainly does its part too.

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