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TVS Motor Company Accounts For 17 Percent of BMW Motorcycles Manufactured in India

2020 BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS. (Image source: BMW Motorrad)

2020 BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS. (Image source: BMW Motorrad)

In 2013, TVS Motor and BMW signed an agreement to jointly develop motorcycles in the 250-500cc range to be sold through their respective distribution networks.

India's two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company rolls out 17 per cent of BMW motorcycles from its Hosur factory, the German Consul General in Chennai has said.

Visiting the TVS Motor plant recently, Karin Stoll, German Consul General tweeted: "Never seen so many 2-wheelers in my life incl. the results of yet another amazing #indogerman #technology + #manufacturing #partnership. Great visit to @tvsmotorcompany in #Hosur #TamilNadu yesterday, 17% of @BMW bikes #worldwide produced here. That's not all as you can see!"

In 2013, TVS Motor and BMW signed an agreement to jointly develop motorcycles in the 250-500cc range to be sold through their respective distribution networks.

Later the company started rolling out the 310cc motorcycle.

The 310cc bike and its engine were developed jointly with the German automobile giant BMW on a common platform/architecture. According to TVS Motor, till June 2020, it has rolled out over 72,000 BMW motorbikes.

The Bavarian manufacturer recently launched the 2020 G 310R and G 310GS in India at almost Rs 55,000 more affordable than the outgoing version. The new BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS now feature a full-LED headlight and LED flashing turn indicators and LED brake lights. The new LED headlight connections eliminate any light cone vibrations on uneven roads.

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Both, the clutch lever and the handbrake lever are now adjustable in four stages. Like its predecessor, the new version also have a few high-end details such as the standard upside-down fork, quality materials, supplementary fittings and excellent workmanship all reflect the finest within the segment.