Yesterday, BMW Motorrad launched the C 400GT in the Indian market. It is priced at Rs. 9.95 lakhs ex-showroom, making it the most expensive scooter that you can buy in India. Despite its hefty price tag, there were 100 pre-bookings for the scooter. Here is a video of the first BMW C 400GT getting delivered to its first customer.
The video is uploaded on YouTube by Raftar 7811. In the video, we can see that the first customer is accepting the delivery of the C 400GT. The name of the first customer is Swaranjit Bajaj. The on-road pricing of the scooter is around Rs. 13 lakhs which is quite a lot for a scooter.
Swaranjit got the Alpine White colour of the scooter. There is also a black colour called Style Triple Black. In the foreign markets, BMW also sells a grey colour called Callisto Gray Metallic which is not available in India right now. The C 400GT is a proper maxi-scooter. It is much larger than other maxi-style scooters that we get in India such as Suzuki Burgman Street, Yamaha Aerox 155 and Aprilia SXR 160.
It is also a very powerful scooter so it can be used for highway touring as well as daily commutes. It comes with a 350 cc, single-cylinder engine with water cooling. The engine is capable of developing 34 hp of max power at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque output of 35 Nm at 5,750 rpm. The engine uses Ride by Wire technology. It comes mated to a Stepless CVT automatic transmission with a Centrifugal Clutch. It can hit a ton in under 10 seconds and has a top speed of 139 kmph.
With an unladen weight of 214 kgs, the scooter is on the heavier side. However, with a seat height of just 775 mm, many people would find the seat height accessible and will not have to worry about putting their both feet down.
BMW is offering a lot of features with the C 400GT. It comes with all-LED lighting. So, the headlamp, tail lamp, turn indicators and Daytime Running Lamps use LED elements. You also get keyless ignition, an electronic immobilizer, a 12V charging socket, a USB charger and a centre stand. Moreover, you also get a Flexcase which is basically a variable storage compartment. There is also a digital TFT screen on offer that comes with Navigation, an onboard computer, device pairing and it is used by a multi-controller.
Braking duties are being done by double discs in the front that use four-piston calipers and a rear disc in the rear using a single-piston caliper. There is also an Anti-lock braking system and Automatic Stability Control on offer.
Suspension duties are done by 35 mm telescopic forks in the front and double spring struts at the rear that is adjustable for preload. The scooter is using alloy wheels, the front one measures 17-inches and uses 120/70 tyre whereas the rear one is a 14-inch wheel using a wider 150/70 tyre.