BMW Motorrad Malaysia has launched the new BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT to further advance its premium Urban Mobility range of motorcycles here. The BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT comes with a revised brake system, EU-5 homologated single-cylinder drive with new E-gas feature, and optimised engine management and centrifugal clutch. Additionally, the Automatic Stability Control also sees further optimisation, along with new illumination design in the seat storage compartment, as well as USB charging.
“To Make Life a Ride continues to be our main driver at BMW Motorrad. While adventures must remain indoors in the current environment, we look forward to journey from one adventure to another once again, be it on muddy off-road tracks or zipping through the city. BMW Motorrad has conquered every terrain, but the one that brings us a special joy this time is the Urban Mobility segment, as we introduce the latest generation of our premium mid-sized scooters.” said Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.
“The New BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT will see riders enjoy a range of new technical optimisations that will provide an urban riding experience that prioritises comfort and safety, without compromising on its performance and riding dynamics. The Urban Mobility segment was the second highest delivered segment in the BMW Motorrad Malaysia portfolio in 2020 – just behind the all-time favourite Adventure segment, and we are confident these premium mid-sized scooters will win the hearts of our motoring enthusiasts in Malaysia once again,” added de Visser.
As a premium Urban Mobility machine, the BMW C 400 X retains its light manoeuvrability. As a mid-sized scooter, it has upright proportions, front mudguard and large asymmetric LED headlight as well as Daytime Running Light.
Meanwhile, the BMW C 400 GT is slightly bulkier and resides in the maxi scooter segment. The GT variant mid-size scooter also has LED lighting technology and can be instantly identified by the aerodynamically designed twin LED headlight with Daytime Running Light as standard. The GT seat is ergonomically designed for a comfortable and secure seating position. Furthermore, the GT features a separate rider backrest as well as integrated footboards. It also has a high windshield for everyday practicality and touring suitability.
Both models are powered by a single-cylinder350 cc engine optimised for efficiency. The engine produces 34 hp (25 kW) @ 7,500 rpm and 35 Nm of torque @ 5,750 rpm, and is mated with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox that includes a torsional drivetrain swing arm to minimise vibration.
In addition to complying with EU-5 homologation, the revised drive offers a smoother and more sensitive throttle response, as well as increased idling stability. The engine is now equipped with an electronic throttle grip a.k.a. E-gas, and an electrically-operated throttle valve. Further optimisation includes a modified matrix and coating of the catalytic converter, a wideband oxygen sensor, modifications to the cylinder head, a new sensor on the generator cover, an adapted wiring harness and modified idle speed control. Moreover, the idle speed regulator in the airbox has been omitted and the idle speed control is now carried out via a throttle valve bypass and a turbulence system, giving the new models optimised idling behaviour.
The ingenious storage concept with Flexcase now features optimised lighting under the seat bench for both the new models to improve comfort significantly. The lighting now illuminates from above, instead of from the sides, to give better clarity. In addition to the 12V onboard socket, the front right storage compartment is now equipped with a USB charging port as well.
Safety comes in the form of the newly optimised Automatic Stability Control (ASC) that now features automatic radius calibration and increased regulation quality – giving the bike a more sensitive response, especially on wet and slippery surfaces. Deactivating the ASC is now no longer necessary as well. Suspension and damping continue to be managed by a telescopic fork at the front and two spring struts at the rear.
The brake system of the C 400 X and C 400 GT have also been updated with new brake calipers. The double-disc brake system at the front now offers a more stable and clearly defined pressure point, as well as improved roll-back behaviour of the brake pistons. This is accompanied by aligned lever travels for the rear brake on the left and the front brake on the right for a symmetrical braking feel. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) still remains standard.
BMW’s Connectivity feature is standard on both models to provide the rider with fast and clear information to minimise distraction. Both scooters are also equipped with a 6.5″ full colour TFT screen that displays the instrument cluster. Together with the advanced BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller offering integrated operation, it allows the rider to access vehicle and connectivity functions. This includes easy navigation by arrow-based directions through the BMW Motorrad Connected App.
Moreover, the advanced Keyless Ride feature is in both models as standard, offering transponder activation for the steering lock, ignition, fuel-filler flap and anti-theft device, in one vehicle key.
The BMW C 400 X is available exclusively in the new Black Storm (Style Triple Black), while the BMW C 400 GT has 3 paint finishes i.e. the new Black Storm (Style Triple Black), Callisto Grey, and Alpine White. The retail prices (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s 3-Year Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance Programmes) are RM44,500 for the BMW C 400 X and RM48,500 for the BMW C 400 GT.
All authorised BMW dealerships are now open for physical viewing, with strict adherence to the standard operating procedures recommended by the Ministry of Health.
With the Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT starts from RM550 and RM590 per month respectively.
This is based on balloon financing estimates of an 80% loan on a 4-year tenure. You can also enjoy additional benefits with the industry-leading Premium Engine Oil Inclusive, Service Inclusive and Warranty Extension Programmes by BMW Motorrad Malaysia.
For more information on the programmes, please visit https://www.bmw-motorrad.com.my/en/service/warranty.html.