Report – TVS-BMW to launch 300 cc and 500 cc bikes in late 2015

Posted on: May 27, 2014 - 10:30am IST

The TVS BMW venture will launch two motorcycles in the latter half of 2015. A report on the Economic Times’ website says that the two bikes will be of 300 cc and 500 cc capacity.

While reports earlier were suggestive of a 300 cc off-roading bike, this is the first report to claim that a 500 cc bike is in development. TVS had confirmed during the announcement of the joint venture that it would not make any bikes below the 250 cc mark.

TVS Draken - X21 concept tank
The upcoming TVS Apache, rumoured to be a 250 cc bike, would be the most powerful independently developed TVS bike ever built.

The bikes, jointly developed by both companies would come in two versions. While a premium BMW-branded version of the same bike will be sold by BMW in the African, Asian and Latin American markets, a more cost-effective TVS-branded version will be sold by TVS in India and other global markets it is present in.

It must be noted that TVS does not sell any bike higher in engine capacity than the TVS Apache RTR 180, though a 250 cc Apache is reported to be in development. BMW, on the other hand, does not sell anything lower than 600 cc in engine capacity. The 250-600 cc category poses new challenges for both companies.

[Source – EconomicTimes]

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5 thoughts on “Report – TVS-BMW to launch 300 cc and 500 cc bikes in late 2015

  1. Suki says:

    With days this coming

    1. Hello Suki, the bike will launch late next year and the rate would be well above INR 1 lakh. We will update the website when we receive fresh information.

  2. Suki says:

    BMW car driving in nice so dragon so what

  3. kavi says:

    Draken is draken

  4. Dr. Nayak says:

    Styling is more critical than the engine capacity in CC. Love to see some prototypes. Going by the BMW theme of 1 to 7 series, looking similar in appearance (hate it, as why pay three to four times more for 7 series compared to the 3 series and have an identical looking car except for size?), these bikes will be very similar to their current European models.


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