We reported earlier this month that custom duties on Completely Built Up (CBU) motorcycles would go down from 75% to 50% for bikes above 800cc and for those below 800cc would be lowered from 60% to 50%. These reductions would translate into a price cut for motorcycles from brands like Aprilia, BMW Motorrad and Indian Motorcycles. Hence, the latest update on the matter or rather a good news is that BMW Motorrad has announced a price cut on its entire product lineup. Prices will be reduced by 10% on products across categories such as Adventure, Sport, Touring, Heritage and Roadster with immediate effect.
Setting aside the recently launched F 750 GS and F 850 GS, almost all products' prices have been lowered by up to Rs 1.6 lakh. For example, the price tags on the litre-class supersport BMW S 1000 RR Standard and Pro have been slashed by Rs 1 lakh and Rs 80,000 respectively.
BMW R nine T Racer and the K 1600 B, the two of which debuted in the country during the India Bike Week 2017, have also seen major price cuts. While R nine T Racer is now priced at Rs 16.50 lakh after a price cut of Rs 80,000, the K 1600 B's price was lowered by Rs 90,000 to Rs 28.10 lakh.
“BMW Motorrad has already become the most anticipated and exhilarating brand to enter India. With the new attractive price-value proposition, we will offer bike enthusiasts an opportunity to experience unrivalled and exceptional motorcycling. Our commitment to deliver unique experiences and amazing ride quality gets further strengthened as the engagement with the Indian market grows stronger through enhanced value offerings,” Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India, said.
BMW Motorrad launched the F 750 GS and F 850 GS during the Auto Expo 2018, along with the unveiling of the G 310 R and G 310 GS, which will be launched later. Following a dip in custom duties, expect similar price revisions from other brands that import CBUs such as Aprilia, Yamaha, MV Agusta, Indian Motorcycle, Moto Guzzi and others.