BMW unveils 2021 C 400 X and C 400 GT

BMW Motorrad isn't all big bikes as it has 2 premium scooters in the 400cc segment. These are the C 400 X introduced in 2017 and the C 400 GT introduced a year later.

The C 400 X offers urban mobility with distinct style, while the C 400 GT boasts of grand touring capability geared for outgoing enthusiasts.

Now four years since their launch, BMW Motorrad has updated both the C 400 X and C 400 GT for 2021

New for 2021

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For the 2021 model year, the C 400 X and C 400 GT’s single-cylinder engine gets optimized to meet current Euro-5 standards. These include a modified cylinder head, a new sensor on the generator cover, an adapted wiring harness, and modified idle speed control.

These scooters also receive new catalytic converters to improve emissions. The C 400 X and C 400 GT also get a new engine management system, which will be coupled by BMW’s new ride-by-wire system (called E-gas).

Also, according to BMW Motorrad, the revised drive will impress riders with even smoother and more sensitive throttle response as well as increased idling stability.

In addition to E-gas and new engine management, the optimized springs for the centrifugal clutch also contribute to increasing engine running stability.

Some refinements were also made to the C 400 X and C 400 GT’s clutch and final CVT drive, making these 2021 models run smoother than the outgoing models.

Both the scooter’s active stability controls (ASC) have also been revised. Instead of the previous manual recalibration (needed when changing tires), the new system now has an automatic radius calibration. In addition, the new ASC is designed for significantly lower friction values than before.

When riding, this is noticeable by the more sensitive response and significantly increased regulation comfort, especially on wet and slippery surfaces. Deactivating ASC is now no longer necessary.

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Both scooters now can reach top speeds of up to 139 kilometers per hour versus the previous models’ 129 kilometers per hour top speed. This is due to the removed speed limiter designed for the Chinese market.

The brake system of the new C 400 X and C 400 GT have also been revised. Thanks to 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 behavior 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.

As for conveniences, both the C 400 X and C 400 GT scooters are now equipped with a USB charging socket located in the front right compartment.

Finally, the C 400 X and C 400 GT get two new colors: Sport (black and blue) and Triple Black.