IAB Report – First TVS-BMW bike coming only in the last quarter of 2015

Posted on: May 6, 2014 - 4:39pm IST

The first product of the TVS-BMW joint venture will hit the markets in the last quarter of 2015, it has been confirmed.

Speaking at the launch of the TVS Star City+ on Monday in Chennai, the chairman of the TVS Group, Venu Srinivasan, announced that the first bike will come only in the final quarter of the 2015 calender year. The bike is rumoured to be a 300 cc off-road vehicle, though TVS flatly denied to reveal anything about the bike.

TVS Apache RTR 180 side banner
The Apache RTR 180 is the highest powered vehicle manufactured by TVS in India.

During the signing of the deal in April 2013, it was revealed that the venture will produce products that duck under the 500 cc category. The bikes will be jointly designed and developed by both companies, with production scheduled to take place at TVS’ Hosur plant.

BMW G650GS front three quarter press shot
The BMW G650GS is the lowest powered vehicle made by BMW.

Every product arising out of the venture will be made in two variants, one sold under the BMW badge across the world and one under the TVS badge to be sold in India and other markets where the Indian company is present.

While TVS is investing 20 million Euros (around Rs 150 crore at the time of the announcement) in India, BMW is not forthcoming on the investment plans. It will take care of all the testing and development costs of the bikes which will be executed in Germany.

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One thought on “IAB Report – First TVS-BMW bike coming only in the last quarter of 2015

  1. avsatishchandra says:

    There is a report on Bikeadvice.in that shows an image grab of the ET where the CEO of TVS was quoted as saying that the 300cc bike will appear in the latter half of 2014. That could be a blooper on the part of ET.

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