BMW support for flood-affected customers in Kerala

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Kerala recently faced one of the worst floods in its history. Keeping in mind the issues to be faced by car owners, BMW India has decided to extend special service support for flood-affected customers in the State. A special task force has been deployed at various service points to assist the customers in best possible manner and bring vehicles back on roads. Spare parts availability is being prioritized and arrangements are being made to satisfy the demand arising out of flood affected vehicles.

 

BMW has increased the team size of technicians and service advisors for faster repairs and deliveries of affected vehicles. They have also come up with complimentary Road Side Assistance for towing of vehicles. The customers are being provided ‘On-site insurance support’ and surveyors for swift and fast insurance claims. Chairman of BMW Group India, Mr. Vikram Pawah, said, “Continuous heavy rainfall in Kerala region and flooding of low lying areas across the state is a cause of great concern. We stand with our customers in meeting any challenges they might have to face due to inclement weather conditions. BMW India has taken special measures to ensure that its customers receive prompt response to their service and insurance requirements.”

 

The support with regards to insurance claims involves daily visits of surveyors – Both, BMW partnered and Non-BMW collaborated insurance companies – for fast assessment and processing of insurance claims. Also, BMW India has requested that customers should not attempt to re-start the engine of a stalled vehicle as it may damage the engine. The owners of the vehicles getting affected by the flood can call BMW Roadside Assistance at 18001032211 for assistance.

 

BMW Motorrad Launches G310R & G310GS in India

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BMW Motorrad has added two new motorcycles in its portfolio in India. With the launch of G 310R and G 310GS company has made owning a BMW easier and people friendly.  These two #beautyonwheels cater to two different breed of motorcycle enthusiasts. For the ones who prefer riding around city and on tarmac would prefer G 310R which is a dynamic all-round roadster which is quite sporty in nature. For those of you who prefer off-road and adventure will definitely will get bold by the looks of G 310GS. With these motorcycles BMW Motorrad has entered sub-500 cc segment where Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 is doing great business. It is worth sharing that Bajaj Dominar is slowly and steadily picking up the pace. Although, both motorcycles have been developed in Munich, Germany by BMW Motorrad but they will be produced in Hosur, India by cooperation partner TVS Motor Company.

Mr. Dimitris Raptis, Head of Region Asia, China, Pacific, South Africa, BMW Motorrad said, “the all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS have opened up another important chapter in BMW Motorrad’s history and will lay a strong foundation for future growth.”

 

Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “Both the offerings are set to redefine their segment as they are ideal for young people, novices, returning riders and many other motorcyclists.”

BMW Motorrad has used an attractive line for marketing i.e. Make Life A Ride (#MakeLifeARide) which quite clearly reflects the approach and character of the two products they have launched. Both motorcycles share the same 313 cc 4 valves & two overhead camshafts water-cooled single cylinder 4-stroke engine with power equal to 34 horses and a maximum torque of 28Nm for that initial push. The engine is capable of achieving, as per BMW Motorrad, 0-50 Km/hr in 2.5 seconds and reach up-to 143km/hr

 

Both, G 310 R and G 310 GS boast of 2-channel Anti-lock Braking System, torsionally stiff, highly robust tubular steel frame, upside-down fork at the front while at the rear there is an aluminium swinging arm in conjunction with a spring strut and 6-speed gearbox. BMW Motorrad is providing Standard warranty for three years and unlimited kilometres, with an option to extend warranty to fourth and fifth year.

The way both motorcycles have been priced by BMW Motorrad, it is to be seen how customers will react. G 310R is INR 2.99 lakh and G 310GS is INR 3.49 ex-showroom, available on attractive finance schemes through BMW Financial Services India with all-inclusive monthly instalments starting at INR 6,999 and INR 7,999 respectively.

 

Ducati SuperSport Crash

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An all new Ducati SuperSport, out for a test drive in Kerala, met with an accident. Pictures taken just after the crash clearly shows the damage to the motorcycle.

The front section including the headlight was completely damaged. The damage was due to direct impact with a small a road side cement pillar adjoining the kerbstone. The bike must have been at a high speed when it met with the accident. There was no clarity whether the rider was injured or not.

Ducati Supersport is available in two versions – SuperSport & SuperSport S and the price starts at ₹12.04 lakh (ex-showroom) for SuperSport and ₹13.34 lakh (ex-showroom) for SuperSport S. The basic difference between the two is due to additional features like ‘Ducati Quick Shift Up/Down, Passenger Seat Cover, 48 mm Öhlins fork with TiN Coated Inner Tubes and a Single-Shock with integrated gas tank, both fully adjustable’ which are available in SuperSportS variant.

The engine specification of both bikes remains same i.e. 937 CC displacement which generates 110HP and 93NM torque, weights almost what an Royal Enfield weights – 183 Kg (dry weight), Bosch ABS with Ducati Traction Control and different riding modes.

What ever be the reason of the crash, SuperSport has always been a dream for any Bike crazy fan. We hope the company will recover major cost of repair through insurance. As we always say and emphasise on, we again request you all to BeSafe, DriveSafe and RideSafe.