The TVS-BMW partnership brought us three motorcycles last year in the form of the TVS Apache RR310, BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS. Now, both the manufacturers are looking forward to developing more bikes for the Indian market. A few days back several reports suggested that TVS is working on a new bike along with BMW that it could showcase during the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. Now, the latest inputs suggest that this bike will be more powerful than the Apache RR310. This new bike will probably be powered by a twin cylinder engine that will have a displacement in between 300 cc to 650 cc.
It is possible that TVS will continue with the Apache nameplate for this new bike but that can’t be said for sure. Before the launch of the Apache RR310, it was being speculated that the bike will be named as Akula but that didn’t turn out to be the case. As for the new bike, there is no fixed timeline given by the manufacturer as to when it will be launched but it could be showcased during the next Delhi Auto Expo, bound to happen in February 2020. Even if it is displayed, it is most likely to be shown in prototype form.
The report further suggests that BMW and TVS could also be working a triple-cylinder bike. Both the companies are currently looking forward towards developing multiple motorcycles to take on the competition. The bikes that came out of the partnership haven’t been able to grab the market as was expected and therefore the new upcoming motorcycles will be built learning upon the mistakes made on the bikes launched by the partnership till now.
Speaking of which, TVs launched the fully faired Apache RR 310 last year. This bike is powered by a 312-cc engine that churns out 34 Bhp of power along with 27 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox which is a slick shifting unit. The bike can register a top whack of almost 165 km/h and has a 0-100 km/h timing of about 6.28 seconds. The fully faired bike gets a host of features and technologies and is priced at Rs. 2.23 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The BMW twins are also powered by a similar engine which is 313 cc, four-stroke reverse inclined motor. The motor churns out a peak power of 34 Bhp while peak torque is rated at 34 Nm. A four valve head, twin overhead camshafts and fuel injection are standard on this motor, which is paired to a six-speed manual gearbox. The BMW twins also offer impressive performance and have a top speed of over 140 Kph while the 0-100 Kph sprint comes up in less than 8 seconds.