TVS-BMW’s K03 to Come With Radial Tyres Made by TVS Srichakra

An interesting news snippet has caught our eye! Business Standard reports that TVS-BMW co-developed motorcycles will come equipped with TVS Srichakra radial tyres. BS quotes P Vijayaraghavan, director of TVS Srichakra tyres who says that they are devloping radial tyres for the TVS-BMW joint venture motorcycles and they are working on two different type of tyres. He did not elaborate on the size or the quality of rubber that will be used.

For this, they are planning to add capacity to their existing plants in Madurai and Rudrapur and take it up to 2.3 million tyres per month from the current 2.0 million levels. It appears that all TVS-BMW motorcycles, including the K03 (which is expected to be the first from the lot), will come equipped with TVS radial tyres.

Another interesting bit to note is that this capacity expansion is planned to be complete by December this year, which is in line with the touted launch date of the first TVS-BMW motorcycles (within this financial year).


TVS Srichakra tyres, at the moment, are NOT used in premium bikes. Eurogrip tyres (again a TVS tyre brand) are not considered very grippy on the Pulsar 200NS. But we hope that these all-new radial tyres by TVS will be as good as at least MRF and can do justice to the near 300cc (expected) K03 and other upcoming TVS-BMW products.

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This update also hints at two other things – localization levels of TVS-BMW branded bikes will be high in India and TVS may be equipping as many parts from sister companies as possible so let us expect attractive pricing. Just a few days back BMW’s top boss has confirmed that their bikes with TVS will be single-cylinder engines to start with…(more details).

So, bit by bit we are inching towards the very exciting TVS-BMW motorcycles that are expected to cause a lot of flutter in the small capacity premium motorcycle segment which is ruled by the KTM’s 390s at the moment!