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    BMW Motorrad India 2021 Sales Cross 5k – Thanks To G310, 350cc Scooter, Others

    BMW Scooter First Owner In IndiaBMW Motorrad reports all time high sales in India with the counter clocking at 5k units in 2021
    BMW Motorrad has much to celebrate with 2021 coming to a close. The premium motorcycle manufacturer is celebrating 5k two wheeler deliveries in India through 2021. Growth has been momentous in a year that continues to thrive on uncertainties.
    In 2020, BMW Motorrad India reported sales at 2,563 units at 6.65 percent YoY growth over 2019 when 2,403 units were sold. The year prior, 2,187 units were sold. This is when BMW got on the growth track with the launch of updated BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS motorcycles.
    2021 has been a phenomenal year
    Prior to the G310 launches, in 2017 BMW had sold 252 units through the year. In its newest form, the bikes were launched after careful price consideration which catapulted sales onto the fast-track. The premium two-wheeler segment in India is small-ish. And BMW Motorrad India has managed to report sales growth at 100 percent in 2021 over 2020.
    Sales momentum is majorly driven by BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS motorcycles. Combined sales of both entry level offerings accounted for about 90 percent of BMW Motorrad India sales through 2021. Other popular offerings include BMW C 400 GT, R 1250 GS / GSA, The BMW R18 Classic, the BMW S 1000 R and the BMW M 1000 RR.
    BMW Motorrad Sales 2021. * sales reported as of 14th Dec 2021.
    Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “Since its inception, BMW Motorrad has redefined the premium motorcycling scenario in India with its dynamic product range and bespoke riding experiences. 2021 has been a phenomenal year for BMW Motorrad in India. Despite the turbulence in the two-wheeler industry, we have performed well and achieved exponential growth.
    We will continue to cater to the requirements of the purists while also fulfilling aspirations of a new base of brand fans who want to enter the Motorrad world. We remain committed in our endeavour to excite riding enthusiasts with new launches and curated experiences that truly reflect our motto of ‘Make life a Ride’.”
    BMW performance driven bikes
    A strong product offensive thrives on the back of new and timely launches. All focused around ‘performance driven bikes with best-in-class riding dynamics’. Strategies have worked to meet customer demand in an optimised manner. And as a result, in a few short years, the 5k yearly sales mark has become a reality.
    BMW Motorcycle Sales 2021
    The journey has further been helped by BMW Financial Services India. Flexible financial solutions helped facilitate sales. In October 2021, the company announced cumulative production of the 310 twin units having surpassed the 1 lakh units milestone. The majority of this number caters to export markets where the entry level premium offerings have carved a niche for themselves since launch. And popularity continues to grow unabated.  More

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    BMW G310 Production Crosses 1 Lakh In Under 5 Yrs – From TVS Plant

    TVS – BMW Milestone ProductionThe G 310 Series forms the entry-level offering of the international lineup of BMW Motorrad
    TVS Motor has announced the roll out of 100,000th unit of BMW Motorrad’s 310cc series of motorcycles from its manufacturing facility based out of Hosur in Tamil Nadu. The bikemaker manufactures G 310 models- R and GS for BMW which are retailed in the local market as well as exported to overseas markets.
    In 2013, both TVS and BMW Motorrad joined hands and signed a cooperation agreement to develop and produce sub-500cc motorcycles for the global market. This has led to the development and launch of three motorcycles based on the 310cc platform- the two BMW models mentioned above and TVS Apache RR 310.
    1 Lakh Milestone In Under 5 Years
    All three models are assembled at the same Hosur-based facility. This plant produces around 10 percent of BMW Motorrad’s volumes globally. Production of the BMW G 310 twins started in late 2016 and the company has been able to achieve the 1 lakh mark within five years. 50,000th milestone was achieved in Dec 2018.
    Speaking on occasion Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad, said, “Our strong synergies with TVS Motor Company have led to the development of impressive offerings in the sub-500cc segment. Since their launch, both BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS single-cylinder models continue to enjoy unrivaled popularity.”
    2022 BMW G310R
    He further added that BMW Motorrad’s G 310 R and G 310 GS are two agile all-rounders and an integral part of the German marque’s success story. BMW G 310 siblings, as of now, are retailed in 120 countries across the world.
    Mechanical Specs, Features
    Powering these bikes is a 312cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that pushes out 34 bhp at 9,500rpm and 28 Nm at 7,000rpm. The motor is coupled with a six-speed gearbox which now gets an assist and slipper clutch as standard. Cycle parts of both motorcycles are identical. Suspension duties on both models are carried out by 41mm upside-down forks at front and a mono-shock linked to the swingarm at rear.
    Braking on both models are handled by single disc brakes at both ends complemented by a dual-channel ABS. Common features offered in the G 310 series are full-LED lighting, digital instrument cluster, ride by wire throttle and multiple ride modes. Both bikes are offered in three colour options each with Polar White being the common paint scheme.
    Prices
    Other options include Cosmic Black and Style Sport on G 310 R and Rally Style and a special 40 Years GS Edition for G 310 GS. The naked streetfighter is priced at Rs 2.50 lakh whereas the adventure tourer can be had at Rs 2.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The former rivals KTM 390 Duke while the latter competes against KTM 390 Adventure. More

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    BMW Scooter First Owner In India – Takes Delivery

    BMW 350cc Scooter – C400GT and its first owner in IndiaBMW C400 GT Maxi-Scooter has been launched with tag line “Get ready to conquer the urban life”
    BMW C400 GT is a 350cc, mid-capacity maxi-scooter from the German manufacturer. It has now been launched in India for a starting price of Rs 9.95 lakhs, ex-sh. While the price may seem a lot for a 350cc scooter, it may be mentioned that its price in global markets is between Rs 6-7.5 lakh. In India, it has arrived as a complete CBU (Completely Built Unit), which adds to the pricing.
    Boasting of sporty design and premium features BMW C400 GT targets a niche customer base in India. It will receive a range of modern features among which will be a 6.5 inch TFT instrument cluster with smartphone and compatible with BMW Motorrad connectivity, LED lighting at the front and rear.
    It will also get handle mounted multi controller for access to calls, music and contacts, heated grips and socket, USB charging port, ride by wire technology and a stepped up saddle and grab handles. The feature list goes on to include keyless ignition, an upswept exhaust, split style footboard, illuminated underseat storage and self-calibrating ASC.
    BMW Scooter First Owner In India
    First owner of the new scooter, Swaranjit Bajaj has taken delivery from Navnit BMW Motorrad in Mumbai. Images here are credit to Vinod Nareshan (@itsvinodn), which were taken on the launch day itself.
    BMW Scooter First Owner In India
    BMW C400GT will receive cast aluminum wheels fitted with wide tyres measuring 15 inch front and 14 inch rear. It will be presented in colour options of Alpine White and Style Triple Black. Improved safety will be via an anti-theft alarm system, standard traction control and ABS.
    350cc single-cylinder engine
    Suited for both city and highway rides, BMW C 400 GT will be powered by a 350cc, water cooled, single cylinder engine generating 34 hp power at 7,500 rpm and 35 Nm torque at 5,750 rpm mated to a CVT. It will claim a top speed of 86 mph (139 kmph).
    Braking will be via dual disc brake in the front and single disc brake at the rear. Suspension will be via telescopic fork in the front and dual shocks at the rear. Unladen weight of this scooter is at 214 kgs.
    Bookings are open against a token amount of Rs 1 lakh. BMW have received over 100 bookings prior to launch. Apart from being exclusive, BMW C400 GT is also the most powerful scooter on sale in India with no direct rival. More

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    BMW 350cc Scooter India Launch Price Rs 9.95 Lakh

    BMW 350cc Scooter for IndiaWith C400GT, BMW will be looking to gain first-mover advantage in mid-displacement maxi-scooter segment
    Initial response for C400GT has been pretty decent, as it has already received around 100 pre-bookings. C400GT is offered in several international markets and it had received an update earlier this year. It is the updated model that has now been launched in India, at a starting price of Rs 9.95 lakhs, ex-sh.
    C400GT will be the first proper maxi scooter in India. As of now, products like Suzuki Burgman Street, Aprilia SXR 160 and recently launched Yamaha Aerox 155 can best be described as ‘maxi-styled’ scooters.
    BMW C400GT design and features
    C400GT is specially designed for an urban environment. It is also capable of handling journeys that stretch beyond city limits. Designed for optimal comfort and equipped with hi-tech ride-by-wire technology, the scooter ensures a hassle-free experience.
    With its beefy proportions, C400GT will be hard to miss on the streets. Some key features include full LED headlights, large windshield, step-up seat and upswept exhaust. In international markets, the bike is offered in three colour options – Style Triple Black, Alpine White and Callisto Gray Metallic.
    BMW 350cc Scooter for India – Official Specs
    Other key features include a 6.5 inch TFT display that is equipped with BMW Motorrad connectivity suite. It allows users to pair their smartphones to access a range of features on the go. Users can listen to music, make phone calls and get navigational directions to their destination. These functions can be accessed via the multi-controller provided on the handlebar.
    A USB charging socket has been provided in the front storage compartment. The scooter has ample storage space under the seat with inbuilt illumination. It is possible that the list of features, as offered in international markets, could be slightly different in India.
    BMW C400GT engine and specs
    BMW C400GT gets its power from a 350cc, water cooled, single cylinder motor. It is capable of generating 34 hp of max power at 7,500 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque at 5,750 rpm. It is mated to a CVT gearbox. The scooter is Euro V / BS6 compliant and utilizes a closed-loop three-way catalytic converter. Rated max speed of BMW C400GT is 86 mph (approx. 138 kmph).
    Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India on the all-new BMW C 400 GT
    C400GT has steel tube construction with aluminium die cast frame. Suspension system comprises telescopic fork at front and double swingarm linked spring struts suspension at rear. The scooter has disc brakes at both ends and BMW Motorrad ABS is offered as standard.
    BMW C400GT will not have a direct rival in India initially, it could face some competition in the future. Products like Burgman 400 and Honda Forza 350 could be launched in India at a later date. However, there is no official word about these as of now.
    High pricing is a key factor that is likely to limit sales of maxi-scooters in the Indian market. Consumer preference for motorcycles and local traffic and ride conditions are other factors that can influence sale of larger capacity maxi-scooters in the country. More

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    BMW Scooter C400GT Coming Soon – New Launch Teaser

    BMW C400GT for IndiaBMW C400GT Maxi-Scooter targets a niche segment in India – It is powered by a 350cc engine
    BMW Motorrad India is set to introduce the new C400GT scooter in India. The premium scooter is already on sale in select countries around the world. It received an update earlier this year, and it is this updated version that will be launched in India. Ahead of launch, BMW India has shared a new teaser on their social media.
    BMW C400GT – Features and Technology
    BMW C400GT sports a stylish look and targets a niche customer base in the country. It gets an apron mounted headlamp, tall wind screen and all LED lighting. It also sports a split style footboard, an upswept exhaust, stepped up saddle and grab rails at the rear along with features that include ride-by-wire technology, keyless ignition, heated grips and seat and a USB charging socket.
    The maxi-scooter also sports plentiful under seat storage space, self-calibrating ASC and a TFT screen displaying a host of information and navigation. The new BMW C400GT rides on cast aluminum wheels and is being offered in colour options of Alpine White, Style Triple Black, and Callisto Gray Metallic shades.
    The Bluetooth enabled instrument cluster comes in with BMW Motorrad connectivity with smart features and the handlebar mounted multi controller allows for access to a host of function among which are music, contacts and to make and receive calls. Safety is via an anti-theft alarm system, standard traction control and ABS.

    Get ready to conquer the urban life! The all-new BMW C 400 GT is arriving soon to redefine urban mobility. #CityMeetsGT#C400GT #UrbanMobility #MakeLifeARide #BMWMotorradIndia #BMWMotorrad pic.twitter.com/306UlPap8F
    — BMWMotorrad_IN (@BMWMotorrad_IN) October 4, 2021

    BS6 Compliant Engine
    BMW C400GT will be powered by a BS6 compliant, 350cc single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine that makes 34 hp power at 7,500 rpm and 26 Nm torque at 5,750 rpm. The engine gets mated to a CVT claiming a top speed of 140 km/h. The scooter also meets Euro V emission norms.
    Its global spec model receives 35mm telescopic forks in the front and dual spring loaded shock absorbers at the rear with adjustable pre-load. Braking is via dual disc brake in the front and single disc at the rear with BMW Motorrad ABS offered as standard. These very same mechanics will be on offer with the India-spec model too.
    Though bookings have opened, details of pricing and availability are yet to be announced. However, being in the premium segment, the BMW C400GT could command a price tag of around Rs 7-10 lakh, ex-sh, making it the most expensive maxi-scooter in the country.
    BMW Motorrad India Sales
    Last year, BMW Motorrad posted sales of over 2,500 motorcycles. Best-selling BMW two wheelers in India are the G310 twins which are manufactured locally by TVS. Thanks to these two, BMW motorcycle sales in India have increased considerably in the past few years. Not only India, the G310R and G310GS are among the top 5 BMW motorcycles sold globally. More

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    BMW 350cc Scooter Launch Soon In India – New Teaser Out

    New BMW Scooter For IndiaBMW 350cc Scooter will target a niche customer base – Bookings are already open at dealerships
    Maxi-scooter segment in India remains largely untapped as of now. There are just a few products and those too can be better described as a mix of standard scooter and maxi-scooter. With BMW C 400 GT coming to India in the days ahead, we can see more such true-blue maxi-scooters in the future.
    BMW 350cc Scooter – design and features
    With its beefy profile and sculpted body panels, BMW C 400 GT makes a dominating road presence. Some key features include full LED headlights, large windshield, ergonomic seat, upswept exhaust and large grabrails. In international markets, BMW C 400 GT is available in colour options of Style Triple Black, Alpine White and Callisto Gray Metallic. Style Triple Black is probably the best looking of the three and it also gets golden brake callipers.
    Maxi-scooters are synonymous with superior comfort and convenience. In that sense, BMW C 400 GT is loaded with a comprehensive range of features. It includes keyless ride, ride by wire technology, ample underseat storage, USB charging socket, and self-calibrating ASC. The scooter has TFT screen, which displays a range of information including navigational directions.
    Customers can use BMW Motorrad Connectivity suite to access a range of smart features. Riders can use the handlebar mounted multi-controller to access various functions such as music, search contacts, make / receive calls, etc. BMW is also offering optional equipment such as heated grips, heated seat and anti-theft alarm system.

    Are you ready to stand out and be distinctive? Stay tuned. #CityMeetsMobility #CityMeetsGT #UrbanMobility #MakeLifeARide #BMWMotorradIndia #BMWMotorrad pic.twitter.com/Y60o0V7ZBA
    — BMWMotorrad_IN (@BMWMotorrad_IN) September 20, 2021

    BMW C 400 GT engine and specs
    Powering BMW C 400 GT is a 350cc, single cylinder, water cooled motor that is capable of generating 34 hp of max power at 7,500 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque at 5,750 rpm. It is mated to a stepless CVT gearbox. The scooter has top speed of 86 mph (approx. 138 kmph).
    2021 BMW C400 GT
    BMW C 400 GT utilizes a steel tube construction with aluminium die cast frame. It has standard telescopic front fork and double aluminium swingarm type rear suspension with double spring struts. Braking duties are performed by double disc brakes at the front and single disc brake at the rear. BMW Motorrad ABS is offered as standard.
    Maxi Scooters In India
    There will be no rival to the BMW 350cc scooter in the segment. As of now, in the maxi-scooter range India has the Aprilia SXR 125 and the SXR 160 as well as the recently launched Yamaha Aerox 155cc. Later this year, Honda Forza 350 maxi scooter could also make it to our shores.
    Its smaller sibling Forza 125 could also be launched in India. However, there is no official confirmation on this. Forza 125 gets its power from a 124.9cc motor that makes 14.75 bhp at 8,750 rpm and 12.2 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Forza 350 has a 330cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor that makes 28.8 bhp at 7500 rpm and 31.5 Nm at 5250 rpm. Both engines are Euro-5 compliant, which is largely the same as BS6. More

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    2022 BMW G310R, G310GS Arrives At Dealer Showrooms – Launch Soon

    2022 BMW G310GS. Image – Vinod Natesan
    Both BMW G310 duos received a substantial price hike of Rs 10,000 a few weeks ago
    BMW Motorrad will soon be updating its entry-level G310 siblings with new colour options. The German automaker had teased the new colour options on G310R and its adventure tourer sibling – G310GS. Both updated motorcycles have now started to arrive at dealer showrooms. Test rides will start soon. Bookings are open at BMW Motorrad Bavaria Motors, Pune.
    Hat tip to automotive enthusiast Vinod Natesan for sharing images. Changes to the MY2022 models are restricted to cosmetic updates that only involve new colour options. Bookings for the latest iteration of the bikes have already commenced a few weeks ago. Both motorcycles remain mechanically identical to their respective outgoing models.
    2022 G310R Colour Options
    For starters, the entry-level naked roadster from the Bavarian brand will be offered in two new colour options namely Style Passion and Cosmic Black Two. While the latter is an all-black paint scheme, the former option gets white as a base paint with contrasting blue and red highlights for the body. The Style Passion colour option also features red accents on the exposed trellis frame and alloy wheels.
    The German marque has discontinued the Polar White paint scheme from the international markets and is most likely to be dropped from the Indian market as well. This has been replaced by a new Kyanite Blue Metallic Style Passion colour option. BMW has also retained the Limestone Metallic Style Sport shade from the current iteration.
    2022 BMW G310R
    2022 G310GS Colour Options
    Coming to G310GS, the adventure bike will now be available in a Style Triple Black paint scheme which looks very attractive. The new colour scheme features blacked-out bodywork such as the front apron, beak, bash plate, visor, a portion of the semi-fairing and radiator shrouds. BMW has given this option a dual-tone theme with a silver-coloured side fairing, fuel tank panel and rear fender.
    The alloy wheels have been blacked out as well. This accentuates the sporty appeal of the adventure tourer. Further, golden-coloured front forks add a nice contrast to the bike’s overall appeal.
    Prior to this bike was available in three colour options namely- Rallye Style, Polar White and Kyanite Blue Metallic Style which have been retained. There was an additional special “40 Years GS” edition model which has been dropped from the GS lineup.
    2022 BMW G310GS
    Mechanical Specs
    Underneath the top hat, 2022 G310 motorcycles are exactly similar to each other. Both are powered by a 313cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that pushes out 33.5 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque. This motor is linked with a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper and assist clutch. Suspension duties are carried out by USD forks up front and a mono-shock at rear. Anchorage is handled by 300mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes assisted by dual-channel ABS. More

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    BMW Electric Two Wheeler Concept Combining Bicycle And Motorbike

    New BMW Electric Motorcycle / Bicycle ConceptElectric two-wheeler space has virtually limitless possibilities in terms of design, form and function
    As part of its plans to introduce innovative products for urban mobility, BMW Motorrad has unveiled the Vision AMBY concept. By combining the benefits of a bicycle and a motorbike, BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY could spawn an entirely new range of electric two-wheelers in the future. Battery powered electric bicycles already exist, but Vision AMBY is way ahead in terms of hi-tech features, usability and practicality.
    BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY design and features
    A quick glance reveals that Vision AMBY is just like any other bicycle. However, in functional terms, it’s more of a motorbike. At the front, the bike has a small headlight and a U-shaped BMW Motorrad light signature. The latter is indicative of the origins of this concept electric bike. Other unique aspects of the bike include its large-dimensioned front forks. These are covered with thick protectors, which ensure a rugged look and feel for the bike.
    Handlebar is placed ergonomically and at the right height, suitable for both on-road and off-road tracks. The bike utilizes 26-inch wheel at the front and 24-inch wheel at rear. These are shod with chunky tyres, the front being thinner for optimal turning. Rear tyre is relatively thicker and rounder, which enhances its off-roading capabilities.
    The bike is equipped with a sleek seat that seamlessly merges with the rising upper frame. Combined with taller front section, the stance looks similar to that of a BMW Enduro motorbike. At the rear, the bike has double LED element tail light.
    New BMW Electric Motorcycle / Bicycle Concept
    BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY range and specs
    As per WMTC, the bike has range of around 110 km. Three ride modes are available, allowing varying speeds based on type of track. The bike is fitted with intelligent systems that can automatically detect the type of track. Speed is then accordingly adjusted. For cycle paths, the bike can travel at speeds of up to 25 kmph. For city roads and out of town / multi-lane roads, top speed is 45 kmph and 60 kmph, respectively.
    For travelling at higher speeds, the rider will need driving licence, insurance licence plate and helmet. These requirements are the same as that of riding a standard motorbike. Vision AMBY comes with a throttle grip for acceleration. It does not have pedals. It is to note that BMW Motorrad has unveiled another e-bike named i Vision AMBY. This comes with pedals instead of a throttle grip. To get power from electric drive, the rider has to continuously use the pedal.
    Battery and drive unit on Vision AMBY are integrated into a compact casing placed at the centre. Overall, the bike weighs 65 kg. This is much lighter in comparison to standard electric two-wheelers.
    For an interactive experience, BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY is equipped with smartphone connectivity. The bike is future-proof, as it can be updated with a host of features. Possibilities for the future include an optimized ABS system, tyre pressure monitoring system, and proximity warning radar. More