BMW and TVS Partnership to Expand Beyond 500cc Bikes

Just last week, the first product of the BMW Motorrad and TVS partnership beared fruit in the form of the BMW 310 R. When the agreement came into place it was believed that they would be focusing on working together on motorcycles with capacities less than 500cc. Now however a new report from Bloomberg in India indicates that the two will begin to collaborate on bigger motorcycles as well.

Don’t worry BMW fans we won’t be seeing TVS manufactured S 1000 RR’s anytime soon. The expansion of the cooperation only bumps things up to 600cc bikes featuring twin cylinder engines. These bikes will be marketed around the five to six Indian Lakh range (around $7,500 to $9,000 USD).

Like the BMW 310 R, these bikes will be designed predominantly in Germany while being produced byTVS factories in India. They’ll be badged as TVS machines locally while exported as BMW’s to western markets. There will also be modifications to both equipment levels and styling for the respective markets.

Expect to see the first instance of this expanded collaboration around 2017.

Source: Bloomberg TV

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