TVS has ramped up production at its Hosur facility, now producing 2000 units of the BMW G310R per month.
As the Asian launch of the BMW G310R remains uncertain, production at TVS’ Hosur plant has gathered pace. The plant reports shipment of 2000 units of the new sub-500cc motorcycle a month to BMW Motorrad. The G310R is the first product of the BMW-TVS alliance and there is great hype surrounding it. Last fiscal year saw the Chennai-based manufacturer shipping out 4772 units of the motorcycle under its joint venture with BMW.
Set to make its Asia debut in the coming months, the TVS Apache RR 310S has been spied on test once again. This time, the G310R based motorcycle has been spotted alongside its arch rival, the KTM RC 390. Manufactured at TVS’ Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu, the BMW G310R adopts street-figher styling while the TVS Apache RR 310S comes across as its full-faired iteration. The two bikes feature front USD forks, rear disc brake and ABS as standard.
The TVS-BMW duo share the same 313cc fuel-injected engine which comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. On the Bimmer, the liquid-cooled motor puts out 33.5 HP of power and 28 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be offered in a different state of tune on the Apache 310. Also, in the production-ready motorcycle, TVS aims to retain maximum parts from the Akula concept showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.
While the launch of the BMW G310R has been postponed to next year, TVS is expected to bring the most powerful Apache later this year. Price for the Apache RR 310S is expected to be around Rs. 1.8 lakhs mark, while the G310R will command some premium due to its badge. TVS’ new offering will lock horns with the likes of the KTM RC 390 while the latter, being a street-fighter bike, will compete with KTM Duke 390 primarily.
2000 BMW G310R Produced
– Shipments from TVS’ Hosur plant increases to 2000 units a month
– TVS had shipped out 4772 units of the BMW motorcycle last year
– Apache RR 310S test mule spied again, testing alongside KTM RC 390
– Production-ready bikes to retain maximum parts from Akula concept
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