The first ever BMW-TVS product, the BMW G 310 R, is yet to hit showrooms but the scope of technology cooperation agreement between the two entities have already expanded. It’s to be noted that the Indo-German agreement was signed to develop and manufacture sub-500 cc motorcycles but a latest report by Bloomberg India says that a twin-cylinder BMW-TVS adventure tourer is currently under development.
Details of the upcoming adventure tourer is very limited but we expect it to displace around 500-600 cc. It could be positioned below BMW Motorrad’s G 650 GS. Like the G 310 R, the research and development activities of the product would be handled by the German automaker while TVS will be responsible for manufacturing it at one of its facilities in India. TVS would also come up with its own version of the adventure tourer.
The mid-weight parallel-twin BMW-TVS adventure tourer will pick up a fight with the likes of Honda CB500X, the upcoming Benelli TRK 502 and so on in the International markets. Indian manufacturing would enable BMW to price it aggressively.
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Considering that BMW-TVS technology cooperation agreement would have two platforms at their disposal in the medium term, the duo is expected come up with various derivatives such as a supersports bike in the future.
BMW G 310 R – Photos
Via – Btvin.com