Joining BMW Motorrad’s scooter lineup in Malaysia are the 2019 BMW Motorrad C 400 X and C 400 GT priced at RM44,500 and RM48,500 respectively. This pair of mid-sized scooters are designed for the urban mobility segment with both carrying the same engine and are directly manufactured by BMW Motorrad in its China plant.

Power comes from a 350 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder with overhead cam and four-valves, producing 34 hp at 7,500 rpm and 35 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Power gets to the ground via a CVT gearbox and gear-driven final drive, reducing maintenance, while fuel consumption is claimed to be 3.5 litres per 100 km.

Braking on the C 400 is done by 265 mm double-discs with four-piston hydraulic callipers in front and a single 265 mm diameter disc in the rear, clamped by a single-piston floating calliper. BMW Motorrad two-channel ABS is standard, as is automatic stability control (ASC).

Wheel sizing is 15 inches in front and 14 inches in the back, suspended with 35 mm diameter telescopic forks and the rear end uses twin shock absorbers. Seat height for the C 400 is set at 775 mm while weight is claimed to be 204 kg for the C 400 X and 212 kg for the C 400 GT, in ride away trim.

Under the seat, the compartment is big enough to accommodate one full-face and one open-face helmet, while two smaller storage compartments in the dashboard hold miscellaneous items. Rider conveniences include a full-colour TFT-LCD display, BMW Keyless Ride and BMW Motorrad Connectivity – which comes standard – connects the C 400 to the rider’s smartphone.

This allows for rider control of functions such as telephone calls, navigation and music playlists, displayed on the LCD screen. Styling for the C 400 X is rather more rugged, following GS design cues, while the C 400 GT looks more like the RT-series bikes and BMW claims a top speed of 139 km/h for the C 400 X and 136 km/h for the C 400 GT.

Colour options are Blackstorm Metallic, Moonwalk Grey Metallic and Alpine White for the 2019 BMW Motorrad C 400 GT while the BMW Motorrad C 400 X comes in Zenith Blue Metallic, Alpine White and Black Storm Metallic. Availability of the C 400 GT and C 400 X in authorised BMW Motorrad Malaysia dealers is immediate.