The K03 platform underpinning the upcoming 300cc bike will spawn a street-fighter, full-faired and adventure bike in the future.

TVS BMW K03 300cc Spy Shot
The TVS-BMW bike takes inspiration from the Draken concept

A little over a year after the collaboration between TVS and BMW Motorrad was announced, the first images of the partnership’s upcoming sub-500cc bike have emerged online as it was caught testing in Germany. The new sub-500cc bike has been codenamed K03 and the spy shots reveal a great deal on the highly awaited offering that will be breaking boundaries for both the manufacturers involved. Expected to use a 300cc engine under the belly, the upcoming bike will possess the technological prowess of BMW along with the low-cost production abilities of TVS.

The TVS-BMW K03 is said to be powered by a 300cc water-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine. The test mule suggests that of a back-to-front cylinder set-up with a side mounted exhaust. The radiator grille though is quite large for a 300cc offering, which leaves room for a slightly larger engine displacement. Suspension duties are performed by Upside-Down (USD) forks at the front and a monoshock set-up at the rear, whereas braking power comes from single discs at the front and rear with ABS to be offered as standard. The test mule spotted was riding with 6-spoke alloys wrapped in premium Michelin rubber.

With a 300cc mill to power the model, the TVS-BMW K03 has been placed well against the KTM Duke 390 as well as the Kawasaki Z300 (internationally) and boasts of an aggressive street-fighter design. In terms of aesthetics, the upcoming bike takes inspiration from the Draken concept with a similar headlight cluster and fuel tank. The overall design is sharp and comes equipped with LED tail lights and turn indicators to boost the appeal further.

The upcoming TVS-BMW offering will be the first of the many sub-500cc bikes the manufacturers have planned for domestic and global markets. The K03 platform is said to be developed to spawn not only a street-fighter but also a full-faired sports bike and an Adventure tourer as well in the future, a small GS Adventure may be. The 300cc bike is expected to be unveiled by the end of this year, likely at the 2015 EICMA motorcycle show in November.

TVS BMW 300cc Street Fighter
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TVS BMW 300cc Bike Spied
The TVS-BMW 300cc bike might just be the perfect rival against the KTM Duke 390

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