Its been almost a year since TVS-BMW announced their partnership. But apart from the initial reports, not much has been heard about them. What we failed to see was that both the manufacturer’s where silently developing their sub-500cc motorcycle, at the Bavarian manufacturer’s facility in Germany.One of the bikes ( codenamed K03) along with its parts has already been imported to the country , for R&D purposes . We can hope to see a test mule in Indian roads soon , and the launch is expected to take place by September 2015.
So what can we expect from the partnership?Its almost certain the new bike will be a 300cc one.And ofcourse the expectations are really high not just in India but around the world. The Bike is could be launched with the TVS monicker here in India (and most developing )markets , while the BMW brand name will be used in the more developed markets such as the united states ( This is still a rumor).
The German manufacturer is expected to use the platform to create wide verity of bikes that include a streetfighter, an adventure and of course a sportsbike.The price and equipments of each bike will be on-par with current market standards and may vary according to the market it has been launched in to.
The partnership will mutually benefit both the manufacturers and will mark their foray in to a completely new segment.Expectations are high, lets hope they will deliver!
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