India-based company TVS Motor has proudly announced that it has signed a long-term cooperation agreement with BMW Motorrad to develop and produce a new series of motorcycles in the sub-500cc segment.
As per the agreement, “The various stages through to the finished serial production motorcycle will be planned by both partners but implemented with different focus areas on each side leveraging the strengths of both companies.” Each company will then offer its own version of this new small-displacement model, not just for India but for global markets as well.
The new BMW-TVS models will be manufactured in India. Unfortunately, there’s still no word on details and what’s it gonna look like. Stephan Schaller, President BMW Motorrad, only states “Various types of motorcycle are conceivable: they will meet the expectations of a BMW motorcycle in terms of riding fun as well as setting a new benchmark when it comes to stability, agility and performance figures. I regard this long-term cooperation as an important step along the road to profitable, sustainable growth.”
Pictured below is The TVS Apache RTR Series: