BMW Motorrad recently added two new entry-level performance bikes (G 310 R and G 310 GS) to its Indian product portfolio. Now, the fresh media reports suggest that the German bikemaker is working on an all-new 400cc scooter that could be inspired by the BMW C400X, which is sold in global markets. A couple of the leaked patent pictures and documents from emission tests confirm the information.
According to the reports, the new BMW 400cc scooter will be christened – BMW C400GT. Unlike the C400X that has asymmetric headlamp design and a small windscreen, the C400GT is likely to feature a more conventional headlamp unit and a tall windscreen. It will also get new body panels, a wider front fairing and a more spacious seat. Read – Top 10 Upcoming Bikes in India
BMW C400GT Scooter Pictures
The all-new BMW C400GT will share its powertrian with the C400X – i.e. a 350cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke water-cooled engine with overhead camshaft with rocker arm and wet sump lubrication. This motor returns a claimed power of 34bhp at 7,500rpm and 35Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. It can attain a maximum speed of 139kmph. For transmission duties, it might get a stepless CVT gearbox. Check Out – 2018’s Most Awaited Upcoming Bikes in India
Besides the engine, the BMW C400GT is likely to borrow its platform and other components with the C400X. Similar to its donor sibling, it might get the 35mm telescopic front fork and double aluminum swingarm, double springs struts, adjustable preload rear suspension unit.
The new BMW 400cc scooter will get double disc brake and single disc brake at the front and rear axles respectively. The scooter could also come with the BMW Motorrad ABS (anti-lock braking system). The front and rear tyre size will stand at 15-inch with 120/70 section and 14-inch 150/70 section respectively. Read – Upcoming Bikes & Scooters Under Rs 1 Lakh
As of now, there is no official word on the product and its India launch from BMW Motorrad. Even if India is on the launch radar, it will take a good one year or two to hit our roads.
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