BMW Should Consider Making A GS-Styled Adventure Scooter?

In 2021, we haven't quite reached the point where adventure scooters are the norm. The majority of scooters, even in the maxi-scooter class, aren't 750cc giants, despite the Honda X-ADV. Recently, Honda launched the ADV 150, Kymco introduced the DT X360, and Yamaha launched the tough-looking little BW'S. It is a micro-niche, but it is growing.     Additionally, we know that BMW has been working hard to bring its first electric scooter, the CE-04, to market. While one hand is in the present, the other is working on future vehicles, as is often the case with major OEMs. Motorrad has not yet announced any plans to discontinue the C 400 X piston-powered scooter, which is currently on sale.      Among our favorite moto designers, Oberdan Bezzi, has come up with his interpretation of a possible 2020 C 400 GS. Basically, that's right in line with when other OEMs released their adventure scoots.     If BMW were to actually consider offering a GS-styled C 400 scooter, then 2021 could have been the best year to do so. BMW has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of the GS series all year long, with 40th anniversary liveries on all of its current-model-year offerings.      As a styling exercise, it's pretty good. Our soft spot goes out to that BMW tricolor, but the regular C 400 X has some pretty important features that we wish more piston-powered, comparable maxi-scooters had. A commuter-oriented vehicle should have decent brakes and a zippy throttle response, don't you think? The ADV styling and GS-styled variant seem like a no-brainer.     While the scooter's off-roading capabilities are at best limited, we could talk all day about style vs. substance when it comes to ADV motorcycles. Therefore, it is not surprising that the same argument could apply to maxi-scooters.      It's inevitable that there will be people who want to spend more time off-road than on, and others who like the styling of the ADV but prefer to keep out of the dirt as much as possible. What do you think? As long as both of those types of people enjoy riding, there shouldn't be any problem. Enjoy the outdoors, ride your bike, and have fun. There is already a G 310 GS, so why can't there be a C 400 GS like Oberdan Bezzi for scooter lovers as well?

In 2021, we haven't quite reached the point where adventure scooters are the norm. The majority of scooters, even in the maxi-scooter class, aren't 750cc giants, despite the Honda X-ADV. Recently, Honda launched the ADV 150, Kymco introduced the DT X360, and Yamaha launched the tough-looking little BW'S. It is a micro-niche, but it is growing. 


Additionally, we know that BMW has been working hard to bring its first electric scooter, the CE-04, to market. While one hand is in the present, the other is working on future vehicles, as is often the case with major OEMs. Motorrad has not yet announced any plans to discontinue the C 400 X piston-powered scooter, which is currently on sale.  


Among our favorite moto designers, Oberdan Bezzi, has come up with his interpretation of a possible 2020 C 400 GS. Basically, that's right in line with when other OEMs released their adventure scoots.  


If BMW were to actually consider offering a GS-styled C 400 scooter, then 2021 could have been the best year to do so. BMW has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of the GS series all year long, with 40th anniversary liveries on all of its current-model-year offerings.  


As a styling exercise, it's pretty good. Our soft spot goes out to that BMW tricolor, but the regular C 400 X has some pretty important features that we wish more piston-powered, comparable maxi-scooters had. A commuter-oriented vehicle should have decent brakes and a zippy throttle response, don't you think? The ADV styling and GS-styled variant seem like a no-brainer. 


While the scooter's off-roading capabilities are at best limited, we could talk all day about style vs. substance when it comes to ADV motorcycles. Therefore, it is not surprising that the same argument could apply to maxi-scooters.  


It's inevitable that there will be people who want to spend more time off-road than on, and others who like the styling of the ADV but prefer to keep out of the dirt as much as possible. What do you think? As long as both of those types of people enjoy riding, there shouldn't be any problem. Enjoy the outdoors, ride your bike, and have fun. There is already a G 310 GS, so why can't there be a C 400 GS like Oberdan Bezzi for scooter lovers as well? 


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