BMW could be a worthy candidate for maximum practicality at this year’s EICMA. While on one hand, it launched the much awaited updated S1000RR with more power and jaw-dropping improvements, the company has yet again surprised everyone with a new long-range tourer offering into the middleweight scooter segment with the new C400GT.
The new scooter will sit beside its commute-friendly S400X and will sport the same mechanics. The scooter carries a 34bhp single-cylinder engine mated to a CVT gearbox. The scooter additionally gets the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) that ensures increased safety during acceleration, especially on slippery surfaces.
The new C400GT shares the same platform as the C400X featuring a rugged tubular space frame made of steel. Suspensions and damping duties are handled by a telescopic fork at the front and two spring struts at the rear.
Braking apparatus on the scooter constitutes of a twin disc brake at the front in conjunction with a single disc brake at the rear, along with ABS as standard.
The new GT comes with additional LED lightings along with a range of highlights in the area of connectivity that are new to the segment. A multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen is available as an ex-works option, for the models.
In conjunction with the further advanced BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller offering integrated operation, this means the rider can access vehicle and connectivity functions without being distracted from the road. Apart from smartphone connectivity, the scooter also features navigation features helping the rider navigate easily with the help of arrows on the dash,
As mentioned earlier, BMW has hit the right notes in terms of practicality with bigger storage space and two storage compartments and flex case. The GT is available in two colour options including Alpine White and Moonwalk Grey.