BMW has launched its latest bike aimed at the mid-sized super scoot sector – the funky-looking C 400 X.

The German company says that the new bike has a: “Powerful, efficiency-optimised single-cylinder engine combined with CVT transmission, vibration decoupling and ASC.”


The motor kicks out 34bhp. 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.

Automatic Stability Control ASC ensures increased safety during acceleration, especially on slippery surfaces.


The BMW C 400 X has a tubular steel frame. Suspension and damping are taken care of by a telescopic fork at the front and two spring struts at the rear. Brake performance is provided by the twin disc brake at the front in conjunction with a single disc brake at the rear, along with ABS as standard.


The bike gets LED lights as standard and there’s an instrument cluster with 6.5‑inch full-colour TFT screen which is available as an ex-works option. In conjunction with the BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller, this means the rider can access vehicle and connectivity functions quickly and without being distracted from what is happening on the road.



The highlights of the new BMW C 400 X:

  • Efficiency-optimised single-cylinder engine with a capacity of 350cc, high torque and CVT gearbox.
  • Highly compact design with wet sump lubrication.
  • 34bhp at 7,500 rpm and 35Nm at 6,000rpm.
  • 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-colour TFT screen and numerous features as an ex-works option.
  • Generous storage space with two storage compartments and Flexcase.
Tony Carter

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