Practical Urban Mobility: The 2021 BMW C 400 X
The BMW C 400 X is one of BMW’s practical urban mobility solutions. It’s a European-made, lightweight small-capacity scooter with enough grunt and road presence to make city riding a breeze. As one of the smallest models in the 2021 BMW line-up, the C 400 X may not have the same sex appeal as the S 1000 RR or R 1250 GS, but for urban commuters, it’s a far superior choice.
Unlike almost all other BMW motorcycles, the C 400 X uses a small single-cylinder engine. With a displacement of 350cc, this liquid-cooled single produces a surprising amount of power, such as 34 horsepower, 26 lb-ft of torque, and the ability to push the C 400 X to speeds of up to 86 mph. Effortless CVT transmission makes using that power easy.
Despite being small in stature, the C 400 X is big in features. ABS, ASC (Automatic Stability Control), Torque Control Assist, and adjustable rear suspension come as standard, along with LED lighting, an on-board computer, USD forks, and a stainless steel exhaust system.
For 2021, the C 400 X is available in three color options: Zenith Blue Metallic; Alpine White; and Black Storm Metallic.
The 2021 BMW C 400 X starts at $6,795 USD / $7,450 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 BMW C 400 X in one place.
- Price: $6,795 USD / $7,450 CAD
- Key Features:
- Keyless ride technology
- Automatic Stability Control (ACS)
- Engine: 350cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke single-cylinder engine
- Power: 34 HP
- Torque: 26 lbs-ft
- Wet Weight: 450 lbs (204 kg)
- Seat Height: 30.5 in (775 mm)
2021 BMW C 400 X Specifications
|Engine||350cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke single-cylinder engine|
|Engine Power||34 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||80 mm x 69.6 mm|
|Compression Ratio||11.5 : 1|
|Mixture control||Electronic fuel injection|
|Max Torque||26 lb-ft (35 Nm) at 6,000 rpm|
|Drive||Two step spur gearing|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic front fork, Ø 35 mm|
|Suspension Rear||Two sided aluminum swingarm, double spring struts, adjustable preload|
|Brakes Front||Double disc brake, diameter 265 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single piston floating caliper|
|Tires Front||120/70 R 15|
|Tires Rear||150/70 R 14|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||3.4 gal (12.8 l)|
|Color||Zenith Blue Metallic|
|Alternator||Three Phase 316 W generator|
|Battery||12 V / 9 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Tail Light||LED Tail Light|
|Overall Length||87″ (2,210 mm)|
|Overall Width||32.8″ (835 mm)|
|Overall Height||51.4″ (1,305 mm)|
|Wheelbase||61.6″ (1,565 mm)|
|Castor||3.2″ (81 mm)|
|Seat Height||Standard Seat: 30.5″, Low Seat: 29.9″|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||450 lbs (204 kg)|
2021 BMW C 400 X Features
Maneuverable and agile throughout the city.
As its design suggests, the C 400 X mid-size scooter is made for the city – light and easily maneuverable. The implied V-shape of the trim components makes it appear dynamic and mobile when viewed from the front – a silhouette that emphasises that the C 400 X is superior in tight alleys and dense traffic. In addition, the C 400 X also features the robust and reliable spirit of the GS: the upright proportions, the front mudguard, the clear, graphic separation of the painted trim components and the large asymmetric headlight with full LED front lights are characteristics that can be traced to the GS. However, the trim components don’t just highlight its urban style, they also protect you from wind and bad weather. Its slender rear also makes a statement.
Fully connected throughout the city.
BMW Motorrad Connectivity provides real innovation in the class of mid-size scooters. With this additional option, you can connect your smartphone directly to your scooter. For the first time, the C 400 X can be used to connect your smartphone to the TFT display and to control it intuitively via a multi-controller. Looking for the perfect music for riding through the city? No problem with Connectivity. What’s the quickest route to your favorite restaurant? It couldn’t be easier to navigate quickly and safely to your destination with the innovative turn-by-turn arrows on the display. When riding, ask friends where they are? In combination with a BMW Motorrad communication system you can access your smartphone’s contact list via the multicontroller and make or take calls even when on the go.
Watch the how-to videos to understand how to you use Connectivity.
Perfectly tuned throughout the city.
The engine concept of the C 400 X was specially developed for this mid-size scooter and adapted perfectly to the needs of a large city. The highly efficient design provides low revs, high speeds, efficient combustion and minimal friction – or, in other words, low consumption and unlimited, uncomplicated fun. With the C 400 X you can easily keep up with the speed of the city.
This is how comfortable urban mobility can be.
Commuter stress in city traffic is a thing of the past from now on. Get to know the city and its routes from a whole new perspective with the C 400 X. The entire architecture of this mid-size scooter is designed for excellent, vibration-free rideability and stability on both straights and bends. ABS and Automatic Stability Control (ASC) also come standard for more safety, even on adverse road surface conditions. Most smartphones fit into the charging compartment with an integrated power outlet, so that you don’t have to miss anything during your journey and while exploring the city. The fold-out flexcase under the seat provides additional luggage room for helmets and bags.
Comfortable throughout the city.
With its design, comfort, motorization and safety features, the C 400 X is ideally prepared for the challenges of city traffic.
In the scooter segment, the C 400 X offers an innovative new world as a special feature: BMW Motorrad Connectivity. The high-resolution 6.5-inch TFT color display makes it easy to use smartphone applications such as calling, listening to music or navigating – even while riding.
Regardless of adverse conditions, control is maintained due to ASC. Automatic Stability Control ensures that the rear wheel does not lose traction, so the force is transmitted efficiently to the road and active riding safety is significantly increased.
The engine of the C 400 X is perfectly designed for the mobility requirements in the city. With a displacement of 350 cc and a power of 34 hp (25 KW) at 7,500 rpm, it is not only strong, but also has low fuel consumption.