BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

Published: 07 November 2017

The new BMW C400X is a smaller capacity scoot for urban riders that brings all the tech of the 600s to a lower entry point

The new BMW C400X is a mid-capacity premium scooter that adds a lower entry to the current 600cc+ C range. Built to tackle the urban sprawl, BMW say that it’s a fun ride as well as extremely practical for commuting, although they would say that wouldn’t they?

The C400X is powered by a 33.5bhp 350cc single, which operates through a CVT, so there’s a decent amount of poke for dashing around down. If it all gets a bit loose on the dreaded painted white lines, the C400X also comes with BMW’s traction control system and ABS.

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Like all good scooters these days the BMW can be packed full of electronic gizmos. As standard you get LED lights (oh fancy!) but as an optional extra you can also have a 6.5” full-colour TFT dash alongside their Multi-Controller. This dash system massively improves the connectivity of the bike, allowing you to connect a phone then make and receive calls, play music and use your phone’s GPS.

As you may also expect on a scoot, there’s a decent storage compartment under the seat, made up of two separate compartments, with plenty of room for a lid and some shopping. It’s also undergone a big restyle and ended up with a brand new face (that only a mother could love).

  • BMW C400X
  • 350cc single
  • 33.5bhp @ 7500rpm
  • 775mm seat height
  • 204kg (wet)

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