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|01-28-2015, 12:30 PM||#1|
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Spy shots smallcapacity naked BMW spied testing
Miniature GS Adventure and RR sports bike on the way
PICTURES have emerged of a small-capacity naked BMW testing in Germany last week.
The water-cooled four-stroke single cylinder machine is thought to be around 300cc and will be the first model manufactured by the German firm after its tie-in with Indian manufacturer TVS.
The test mule reveals a single headlight unit, upside-down forks, alloy wheels shod with premium Michelin tyres, a single-disc front brake and a side-slung exhaust.
Likely to compete with KTM’s Duke 390 and Kawasaki’s Z300, the new model might be codenamed ‘K03’ after shipping documents sent from Italy to TVS referred to a ‘TVS-BMW K03’.
According to the photographer who took the spy shots, BMW will use the K03’s platform to build a smaller capacity version of its GS Adventure. He added: ‘But what I don’t know is if there will also be a mini RR.
‘But seeing that KTM is really successful with its RC390 and Triumph also developed a “Mini-Daytona” I think its very likely BMW heads into a similar direction.’
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