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BMW-TVS First Launch To Be 250cc Streetfighter

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BMW F650 GS India

BMW Motorrad is all set to introduce a range of new sub-500cc motorcycles in the coming three years. According to Lee Nicholls (BMW Motorrad’s UK head of marketing), the new range of motorcycles would include naked and adventure bikes of 250cc or less. The new range of bikes will be manufactured in India in partnership with TVS Motor Company. India will also act as an export hub for the alliance. The new bikes are primarily intended for developing markets in Asia but will also be sold in the UK.

At present, BMW offers the F650GS entry level adventure bike as the lowest capacity offering in its entire lineup. With the upcoming range, the bike maker will enter the lower displacement segment, which will help them churn out significantly more volumes. UK riders who are restricted to 47 BHP can now have a wider choice with the addition of smaller capacity BMWs just like the smaller Duke series. Official announcements for the new plans between BMW Motorrad and TVS are yet to be made.

BMW Motorrad and TVS together intend to take on the much accomplished Bajaj KTM alliance. With the upcoming sub-500cc offerings, BMW is preparing to challenge KTM directly in India. TVS is known for bikes in the sub-250cc category, while BMW makes bikes in the 600-1600cc category. Both the manufacturers will share their expertise to churn out well-equipped and aggressively priced products. TVS is looking out for advanced technology and oversees market access with the BMW tie-up, while BMW Motorrad is seeking lower manufacturing costs.

BMW F650 GS Wallpaper

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  • kp

    gud going…wego&jupiter really products….BMW can improve existin products also

  • Tarun

    TVS has the best quality when it comes to two-wheelers. They’ve won a Deming Medal from the Japanese government, this medal isn’t even awarded to Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha & Kawasaki. BMW is also world renowned for their quality. I would really like to see an adventure bike from their stables as soon as possible. The only other adventure bike which I like is the Multistrada, which frankly is out of my reach. And please TVS-BMW, please, make that bike a minimum of 60 BHP.

    • GB

      Thx for that info, tarun. It is indeed quite inspiring. Besides finished motorcycles, what I would also like to see spill out of this alliance is some noble r&d efforts. Husky motorcycles which is in the forefront of reinventing the 2 stroke engine with direct injection technology used to be owned by BMW until recently. If tvs will see the bigger opportunities hidden in this alliance and try and develope similar technology, that would be great.

  • shashank

    It will always hurt whenever i read this tag “BMW-TVS tie up”…
    Dear BMW pls don’t loose ur premium brand image by making cheap bikes n that too with TVS…hurts so bad.

    • ToRqUe

      Premium will b premium…. Premium doesnt mean expensive….. its an indian mentality
      if u calculate the production cost of the BMW 320D it comes up to no more than 15odd lakh Rs which is in line against the Chevy cruise & civic & skoda Octi/superb
      the overheads as its a totally imported product on the 320D inculde only TAXES hence the price doubles to 30L
      & FYI….the TATA safari Storm costs an earthquake of 20+Lakh in srilanka
      does that make it a “PREMIUM SUV??” like Range rover series? in Srilanka maybe yes but here……… NO!!!!

  • Abhiraj

    Oh… Thats nice..the market is going to see some firecracking products soon…cbr300,ktm rc series and now bmw too…expecting smething from indian brands also..seriously its peaktime for tvs to launch an apache with full fairing and big engine..come up guys..we are waiting

  • Ben

    Same as the Duke, a street fighter from BMW is not what I expected. they will follow the same story as ktm with high acceleration and restricted top speed. they just want to hide their incapability by launching street fighters, not full faired bikes. With power in the range of 40bhp and top speed of 160kmph feels irritating to look at. A 45bhp rgv gamma250 would do 220kmph about a decade ago. I don’t know why the well capable japs are still dormant.

    • Ben

      Are you a ceo of some to keep on expecting the launch of products as per your desire ? Let people do their job ….doent get jealousy when tvs doing good. :D

    • Ben

      Major casualties happens with head injuries mostly in two wheeler accident and this bem needs a bike with top speed above 160 !!!! Have you ever ridden bike at 150 ??? And if yes for how long ? Your better set on aeroplane ….not on bikes

    • dhaval

      Indian motorists can not afford more than 500cc due to mileage and cost factor. even tb500 would be too expensive to ride in city everyday.

      this is not usa or europe that you expect to cruise more than 120 kph whole day on a motorcycle. our roads and infrastructure do not permit that. we don’t have separate freeway lanes based on speed and nobody cares of driving guidelines which is major cause of accidents. 160 kph is irritating for you ? what a joke.

      100kph is enough for motorbike here. anything beyond that would put life in risk. we have trucks and other slow vehicle going on even on express ways. would you be be able to brake from 160 to 40 kph in a few seconds when you see a truck or auto rickshaw ahead ?

      here cars are more popular due to climate and bad roads for long journeys and they are more safe.

  • Baljinder

    Good news u see……..After long time they should come Up with exciting product launch otherwise………

  • Ben

    First of all use your genuine name, using other’s name tells how indecent crook you are. if no one goes above 160kmph, there is no need to launch r1s, hayabusas, etc. the next time when a high end bike is launched, you should be the first to oppose it because according to you no body will go higher than 160kmph.

    • Fake Ben

      I got broken my legs yesterday while falling down from bajaj super. Needless to mention it has very high pickup of two stroke nature and love to be ridden on redline..I did 195kmph on bajaj super and fall down suddenly due to imbalance and lack of disk brake. Now am planning to install set of diskbrake in bajaj super with revised engine tuning hitting top speed of 250kmph….

  • Amit

    Very Happy to see this bike …. I am a great fan of BMW bikes !! Love to see some nice bikes in affordable range of 2 to 3 lacs in india ….. It will be dream come true to buy it for a Middle Class indian bike lover !!!!

  • Georgie Mathew

    I just hope the TVS and BMW alliance brings out the motorbikes fast. A starting config of 40PS will be most welcome because already the competition has reached those figures. Also, the impending launch of Triumph and its 250cc bike are making everyone run for thier cover. TVS are known to bring QUALITY stuff even if they are a bit conservative. C’mon TVS, you showed that the exit of Suzuki in your JV didnt bother you much while they (Suzuki) are still sulking and wondering what next, when all they have to do is to bring in their Gixxer 750 and downward bikes. Go to sleep Suzuki Motorcycles India..!

  • karan

    They should make RTR200, 25 Horses 1 saddle, split saddle, naked , FI and liquid cooled engine with the engineered exhaust system which produces highly compressed sound like it’s preceders under the price tag of Rs.1,10,000.

    • Faisal Khan

      That seems difficult.

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