BMW Motorrad has officially begun operations in India. Till now, they were only selling bikes from their dealerships in Mumbai and Delhi. They have now begun working under the BMW Group India itself.
According to this, the company will be setting up dealerships across the country, which will happen in a phased manner. The first ones will come up in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India, said,
“BMW Motorrad is an inherent and highly emotional part of the BMW brand. Our products stand for passion, innovation and safety on two wheels. We want our existing and prospective customers to forge new paths and make BMW Motorrad a part of their aspirational lifestyle and pursue joy through riding. We intend to embark on this success story in India – with our ongoing product offensive, which we will further expand and by increasing our presence in the country with the right partners.”
The company will offer a wide range of CBU products initially. BMW Motorrad dealerships in India will display the BMW S 1000 RR, BMW R 1200 RS, BMW R 1200 RT, BMW K 1600 GTL, BMW R 1200 R, BMW S 1000 R, BMW R NineT, BMW R NineT Scrambler, BMW R 1200 G S Adventure, BMW R 1200 GS, BMW S 1000 XR which are available as Completely Built-up Units (CBU).
Price list of the current bikes on sale:
R1200: GS Standard: Rs 15.9 lakhs, GS Dynamic +: Rs 19 lakhs, Pro: Rs 19.5 lakhs, GSA Standard: Rs 17.5 lakhs, Dynamic +: Rs 20.9 lakhs, Pro: Rs 21.4 lakhs
S1000 RR: Standard: Rs 18.9 lakhs, Pro: Rs 21.4 lakhs
S1000 R: Standard: Rs 16.9 lakhs, Sport: Rs 17.9 lakhs, Pro: Rs 18.9 lakhs
R1200 R: Standard: Rs 14.9 lakhs, Exclusive: Rs 15.4 lakhs, Style: Rs 15.5 lakhs
R Nine T: Standard: Rs 17.9 lakhs, Scambler Standard: Rs 15.9 lakhs
R1200 RS: Standard: RS 15.9 lakhs, Dynamic+: Rs 16.9 lakhs
S1000 XR: Standard: Rs 18.5 lakhs, Pro: Rs 21.5 lakhs
R1200 RT: Standard: Rs 18.5 lakhs, Pro: Rs 21.9 lakhs
K1600 GTL: Standard: Rs 25.9 lakhs, Pro: Rs 28.5 lakhs
The most talked about BMW though, the G310R which has been built in collaboration with TVS has not yet been announced for the Indian market. The company has already begun exports of the G310R from India, which means the launch will take place after the TVS Akula has taken place.