BMW has brought its entire lineup to India except the F series and going by the prices, the entire deal is expected to be a gamechanger for the market.
Starting with the R 1200 R, the most affordable of the lot, which is priced at Rs 14.9 lakh, going all the way to K 1600 GTL, priced at Rs 28.5 lakh, the range includes Sports, Tourer, Heritage and Adventure bikes. Most notably, the suitable bike for our conditions, the R 1200 GS is priced at Rs 15.9 lakh, making it a yummy prospect. Prices for its closest rival, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 start at Rs 14.85 lakh. The Triumph Tiger Explorer is expensive though, at Rs 18.75 lakh. (All prices ex-showroom Delhi)
The S 1000 RR, the maniacal litre-class bike that also won the Fast Bikes Sportbike of The Year award (read issue 01 for details) is priced at Rs 18.90 lakh (Standard) while its naked version, the S 1000 R is cheaper by Rs 2 lakh.
Going by the prices, we believe that the motorcycles are brought out by the CKD route, but BMW has confirmed that all the bikes are CBUs. However, a standard R 1200 GS costs 15,150 euros, which roughly equates to Rs 10.33 lakh. We will have to wait for further information when the official launch takes place on April 12. Stay tuned to our website for more details.
Prices (ex-showroom Delhi):