BMW Motorrad turned us on to its newest mid-size scooter, the C 400 X, at the EICMA last week, and now it’s time to take a deeper look. Beemer blesses it with a 34-pony thumper that drives it up to 86 mph and turns in a 0-60 mph time of 9.5 seconds; not bad at all for a genre made up mainly of rides more appropriate for putting around campus or retirement communities. Scooters can be sources of good, economical transportation, and quite a bit of fun to boot. While for some people frightening themselves can also be a source of entertainment, the process of trying to compete with urban-artery and highway speeds can be downright terrifying on the majority of the scooters around the world. For that reason, the C 400 X looks to be a good fit for the American commuter since it seems like it can hold its own with the traffic and speeds we deal with over here.