BMW Motorrad has so far followed a not so aggressive attitude towards the Indian motorcycle market. However, their joint venture with TVS suggested that the Germans have a new-found interest in our ever-growing two wheeler market. And now, there is a report, which claims that the company is contemplating local assembly of its motorcycles in India at its Chennai plant.
Almost every major motorcycle manufacturer in the world is trying to localise their products to make them more competitive. If this report on AutocarIndia comes out to be true, we can finally hope that the technically-supreme Beemers will be affordable to more and more aficionados of our country .
The report further adds that the first of the motorcycles to be assembled in India may be the F700 and F800 which are primarily adventure motorcycles. Both the motorcycles have the same 798 cc engine but are offered in different tunes. The F700 has a maximum power output of 74.8 PS at 7,300 rpm and a peak torque of 77 Nm at 5,300 rpm whereas the F800 produces 85.7 PS of power at 7,000 rpm and 83 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm!
The game is getting interesting in the mid-sized motorcycle segment and with the F700 and F800 GS motorcycles possibly getting price reduction, we know all you adventure folks are grinning….!