BMW Motorrad presents the new BMW C 400 X and C 400 GT

2021 BMW C 400 GT (678)
  • Sole Urban Mobility offering in 2022 US lineup.
  • Improved ASC Automatic Stability Control and brakes.
  • New e-throttle and drivetrain improvements.
  • MSRP of $8,495 plus $495 destination and handling.
  • Market launch Q2 2021.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – March 26, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Today, BMW Motorrad is proud to announce the addition of the C 400 GT to the 2022 model year line-up for the U.S. The updated C 400 GT will be the sole offering in BMW Motorrad’s U.S. Urban Mobility segment.

Available in Europe since 2018, the C 400 GT receives notable updates for the 2022 model year and for its arrival in the U.S. market. As its name, Gran Turismo implies, the new GT is more focused on Touring and comfort while retaining its agility and fun ride characteristics.

2021 BMW C 400 GT (1)


The 350cc single-cylinder engine receives new EU-5 emissions certification and delivers 34 hp @ 7,500 rpm and 26 lb-ft @ 5,750 rpm – 250 rpm lower than before. Power is transmitted through a CVT (Constantly Variable Transmission) and a rigid aluminum double-sided swingarm with a swing-arm bearing designed for reduced vibration.

A new electronic throttle is paired with a new engine management system. Additional improvements for 2022 include a new matrix and coating for the catalytic converter, a new wideband oxygen sensor, new cylinder head, new sensor on the generator cover, new clutch springs, new wiring harness and new idle speed control.

The idle speed regulator has been removed from the airbox and the idle speed control now operates via a throttle valve bypass and turbulence system.

The e-throttle improves both idle response and allows for a smoother and more sensitive throttle response.

ASC Automatic stability Control

The ASC has been updated for 2022 and features a new automatic radius calibration system, which replaces the manual recalibration system – used after changing tires. The new ASC is also designed for lower friction levels, allowing for a more sensitive response in wet and slippery surface conditions.

Braking System

The new 2022 C 400 GT receives new brake calipers with improved piston response which allow the dual front discs to provide more stability and feedback. The front brake lever is located on the right handlebar with the rear brake lever on the left.

Storage compartment

The 31-liter storage compartment (45-lites with Flexcase) now features lighting from above for improved visibility inside the compartment. The right-front storage compartment features a 12-volt outlet as well as a new USB charging socket.


Alpine White (standard)

Callisto Grey Metallic ($150 option)

Black Storm Metallic (with Triple Black Package, $250)

Standard Equipment

6.5-inch TFT screen with connectivity

CVT Constantly Variable Transmission

Keyless Ride

ABS Anti-Lock Brakes

LED headlight, turn signals and rear light

Center stand

On-board computer

Variable storage compartment

Optional Equipment

Triple Black Package – Black Storm Metallic paint with matte graphics

Premium Package – Heated seat and grips

Low seat – 29.5-inch height

High windshield

Motorrad Navigator VI and cradle

Scooter Cover

Top case, 30-liter


    C 400 GT
Type   4-stroke
Cooling   Water-cooled
Capacity cc 350
Bore x stroke mm 80.0 x 69.6
Power hp 34 @ 7,500 rpm
Torque lb-ft 26 @ 5,750 rpm
Valves per cylinder   4
Compression ratio :1 11.5
Intake / exhaust valve diameter mm 32.5 / 27.2
Throttle diameter mm 40.0
Engine control   BMS-ME electronic fuel injection
Lubrication   Wet sump
Emissions control   EU-5
Electrical System    
Generator watts 316
Battery volts / Ah 12 / 9, maintenance free
Headlight   LED high/low beam
Brake light   LED
Starter watts 500
Clutch   Centrifugal force dry clutch
Gearbox type   CVT belt transmission
Secondary ratio   Two step spur gear
Chassis / Suspension    
Frame type   Steel bridge frame
Front suspension   35 mm telescoping fork
Rear suspension   Aluminum double-sided swing-arm, double-spring strut, adjustable spring preload


Spring travel front / rear inches 4.3 / 4.4
Wheel castor inches 3.2
Wheelbase inches 61.4
Steering head angle degrees 63.6
Brake, front mm (inch) Rigid, twin-disc, 265 (10.4) dia.            4-piston floating caliper
Brake, rear mm (inch) Single-disc, 276 (10.9) dia.           1-piston floating caliper
ABS   BMW Motorrad (standard)
Wheels front / rear inches 3.50 x 15 / 4.24 x 14
Tires, front / rear   120/70ZR15 / 150/70ZR14
Length inches 87.0
Width, including mirrors inches 32.9
Seat height inches 30.5
Unladen weight lbs. 471
Max permissible weight lbs.  915
Fuel tank capacity (reserve) gallons 3.4 (0.8)
Acceleration, 0-62 mph seconds 9.6
Top speed mph 86
Fuel economy mpg tbd

BMW Group in America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; technology offices in Silicon Valley and Chicago, and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group global center of competence for BMW X models and manufactures the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 349 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 143 BMW motorcycle retailers, 117 MINI passenger car dealers, and 38 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Source: BMW of North America, LLC 

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