BMW bikes local assembly in India being considered along with the possibility of importing from Thailand.
BMW Motorrad is exploring the assembly of its motorcycles in India in a bid to make them more accessible to customers here, as it aims to play a bigger role in the growing superbike market in India. The German automaker is also considering the possibility of importing from Thailand to take advantage of the tax sops owing to the Free-Trade Agreement between India and Thailand.
With India being the biggest motorcycle market in the world, the company has great opportunity to grow in the premium motorcycle space. BMW Motorrad is yet to take a decision on this front. It currently manufactures the G310R and G310 GS in India the and rest of its motorcycle line-up is imported to India via the CBU route. The G310R and G310 GS are manufactured at TVS’ Hosur facility in Tamil Nadu.
The bikemaker recently launched the K 1600 B and R nineT Racer bikes in India and has confirmed that mass-market products G310R and G310 GS will be launched in India in the second half of 2018. Meanwhile, the full-faired version of the BMW G310R, the Apache RR 310 is all set to be launched on the 6th of December, 5 more days to go.
BMW Bikes Local Assembly
– BMW Motorrad exploring assembly of its bikes in India
– The automaker is also considering the possibility of importing from Thailand
– G310R and G310 GS are the models currently manufactured in India
Source – ETAuto.com