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Scoop – TVS U69 (fully faired BMW G 310 R) India launch by January 2017

TVS U69 fully faired bike Rushlane render

Both TVS and BMW versions of the compact sportsbike would grace the Auto Expo 2016.

The TVS U69 (codename) fully faired compact sportsbike based on the BMW G 310 R is all set to world premiere at the Auto Expo 2016 in the form of a near production concept. Rushlane has learnt that the flagship TVS product would be launched by January 2017 if things progress as planned.

The BMW G 310 R which is also expected to attend the Auto Expo would enter the market first. As a part of the ongoing technology co-operation agreement between BMW Motorrad and TVS, the former is responsible for product development while the latter is in charge of manufacturing both the products. A production unit for this purpose is getting ready at TVS’ Hosur plant.

2016 BMW G310R

The TVS U69 would be based on the BMW G 310 R.

Not much is known about the TVS U69 as of now but we expect it to share a majority of its core components like chassis, suspension system and engine from the BMW G 310 R. The 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine produces a healthy 34 PS and 28 Nm of torque on board the naked Beemer. Transmission is a 6-speed unit.

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By the virtue of their body styles, the closely related motorcycles cater to distinctly different tastes, so the possibility of cannibalization in common target markets is reduced. We would know more about the fully faired TVS at the Auto Expo on February 3.

BMW G 310 R – Photos


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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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