BMW 400GT

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BMW 400GT

Post by MrGrumpy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:49 am

So, if you didn't think the recent BMW 400 was the scoot for you, there's now a GT version as well!
https://www.visordown.com/news/new-bike ... r-released

Personally, I think its quite a nice idea to have a more touring version of a scoot available for those who would like one, but I shudder to think about the price!!!

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Re: BMW 400GT

Post by phantom309 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:35 am

it is a nice scoot close up too . had a sit on it .. the new tft dash is pretty , but way way to complicated , so many settings for just about anything. i have enough trouble changing the flipping time twice a year ..
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Re: BMW 400GT

Post by Argyll » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:51 am

Love the looks but how on earth can they brand it as a GT when there's no room for carrying your stuff? The expanded seat only works when stationary. Looks like a fine scooter but a GT??

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Re: BMW 400GT

Post by Symcity » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:41 am

phantom309 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:35 am
it is a nice scoot close up too . had a sit on it .. the new tft dash is pretty , but way way to complicated , so many settings for just about anything. i have enough trouble changing the flipping time twice a year ..
One must embrace new technology - my scooter actually has pneumatic tyres

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Re: BMW 400GT

Post by MrGrumpy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:50 pm

Argyll wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:51 am
Love the looks but how on earth can they brand it as a GT when there's no room for carrying your stuff? The expanded seat only works when stationary.
I've always thought the idea behind BMW's flexicase system is quite sensible as I use the most storage when I'm parked up - ie to store the helmet and bike jacket. I only need maximum storage on the road when I've been shopping!

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Re: BMW 400GT

Post by phantom309 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:32 am

Symcity wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:41 am

One must embrace new technology - my scooter actually has pneumatic tyres
yes but if you have a look . there are so many pages to change things.? it confusing :?: . I just want to get on an ride the dam thing 8-) .all you really need a dash to tell you is how slow you are going , :o and when you are going to run out of fuel :roll: . an maybe the time so you know when it's tea time . :D
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Re: BMW 400GT

Post by Meldrew » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:03 am

Personally I'm embracing the new dash technology, in the past I used to think having a digital clock, or digital speeo that went from mph to kmh on a maxi scooter was impressive.

Now apart from the usual tripmeters and stuff, I have average fuel mileage, tank range, current fuel mileage, available driving distance, elapsed time, air temperature, oil change and maintenance indicators and their remaining distance, adjust the backlight brightness etc.

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Re: BMW 400GT

Post by MrGrumpy » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:13 am

Yeah, but I'm worried about the distraction factor of playing with menus, displays etc on the move. I need all my limited attention span to be on the road rather than fiddling with things. It was why I didn't go for Yamaha heated grips which were controlled by scrolling through menus rather than a simple switch (apart from the expense of course!).

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Re: BMW 400GT

Post by Meldrew » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:07 pm

If you're worried about the distraction factor of one or two handlebar switches that scroll through various modes and functions on the latest motorcycle and maxi scooters. How do you cope driving a car where this stuff has been around for years.

There's a dashboard full of buttons, knobs, and switches, more function buttons on the steering wheel, plus a couple of control stalks to press and move knobs on, and switches on the doors. You probably use it all without any problems at all.

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Re: BMW 400GT

Post by MrGrumpy » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:50 pm

My car isn't new enough to have these screens. The benefit off old-fashioned systems is that all knobs, stalks etc can be operated without taking your eyes off the road....and my car has something like 7 switches on the steering wheel alone! The heating system has a display and fiddling with that can be distracting as I try to remember how to get the screen demisting working.


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