TVS is open to the prospect of a twin cylinder bike, no immediate plans for now
Being done with the launch of the Apache RR 310 in the Indian market, TVS is now focused on the quality of the delivery of the bike and is sorting out the after-sales service as well. The corporation intends to offer a really fantastic ownership experience, not just in terms of riding but also in terms of experience through the numerous racing and rider training programmes. That said, post the launch of its most expensive motorcycle, there could be a question in everyone’s minds regarding what bigger bikes from TVS can be expected in the future?
Well, the JV with BMW gives TVS the right of entry to develop bikes together up to 500cc but at present, BMW does not have an engine ready between 300-500cc displacement. The company officials revealed that while a motorcycle with a twin cylinder engine is as of now, not their priority, the automaker will look at that spectrum of the market if there is a need.
The automaker is ready to do whatever is required to be a global manufacturer, provided there is such a requirement in the markets they operate. Nonetheless, the Hosur-based bike maker is open to the idea of having a twin cylinder bike in its portfolio that will take forward TVS Racing’s legacy.
The mid-weight parallel-twin BMW-TVS adventure tourer will pick up a fight with the likes of the upcoming Benelli TRK 502 Honda CB500X and so on in the International markets. Indian manufacturing would enable BMW to price it aggressively.
In terms of the segments, TVS is focused on the sport bike segment. While it realises there is still a long way to go when it comes to racing, the automaker seriously intends to be a benchmark and wants to take racing to the next level.
TVS Twin Cylinder Bike
– If the market demands, TVS will develop a twin cylinder bike
– Development of the twin cylinder bike will be done after necessary evaluation
– TVS teamed up with BMW to develop the Apache RR 310’s mechanicals