The popular German brand BMW Motorrad has finally introduced its C400 GT maxi-scooter in India carrying an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 9.95 lakh. As we reported earlier, ahead of the official launch, around 100 customers had already booked the scooter. The BMW C400 GT is the first true maxi-scooter in the Indian two-wheeler market.
When it comes to the design of the newly launched scooter, it gets a headlight-mounted front apron, a raised windscreen, a stepped-up heated seat with a pillion grab rail, heated grips, a split-style footboard and an upswept exhaust. Furthermore, the scooter has a TFT instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity, a full-LED lighting system, keyless ignition, and cast aluminium wheels, and its overall body weight is 214kg (kerb).
In terms of performance, the stylish maxi-scooter is powered by a 350cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing 34HP at 7,500 rpm and 35Nm of max torque at 5,750 rpm. The engine is coupled to a step-less CVT transmission, allowing the vehicle to reach a top speed of 139km/h. Moreover, for rider safety, the BMW C400 GT comes standard with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, as well as ABS and a ride-by-wire throttle for improved road handling.
A new engine management system has also been added to the list of improvements in the 2022 model of the scooter. There's also a new exhaust system, a catalytic converter, an oxygen sensor, and a reworked cylinder head, all of which contribute to the scooter's compliance with Euro V emissions standards. In addition, the suspension responsibilities on the maxi-style scooter are handled by 35mm telescopic forks upfront and a twin aluminium swingarm up back.