Indian TVS Motor Company has announced that the production of the new BMW G310R has started. A dedicated production area has been set aside in one of TVS factories for the production of the BMW G310R. Mechanical production of the engine components is carried out on new, high-quality machine tools made by leading German manufacturers. BMW Motorrad was closely involved in an advisory capacity here and production is set up based on the model of the BMW Motorrad manufacturing facilities in Berlin-Spandau.
The engine assembly line is completely new and fitted with cutting-edge automation and testing technology for every stage of the process. All the relevant work stage are monitored and automatically recorded with regard to size accuracy, tolerances and bolt-fitting values. The assembly is carried out in a completely sealed, glazed area which can only be accessed via air locks to prevent any dirt from entering.
At the end of the engine assembly line, each engine is put through a test bench run where all relevant parameters are measured including output. Vehicle assembly is also carried out in a dedicated section of the manufacturing facility reserved exclusively for BMW Motorrad. Here again, state-of-the-art assembly technology is deployed. The final inspection is performed according to BMW Motorrad standards and includes electronic functional testing as well as a final run on the roller test bench for every motorcycle. The roller test bench is also completely new and set up according to BMW Berlin-Spandau standards.
Furthermore, the staff were specially selected and trained by TVS for production and assembly. Additional training programs were held for assembly workers together with colleagues from the BMW Motorrad factory in Berlin-Spandau over a period of more than a year prior to the start of serial production. From the very first motorcycle to come off the production line in India, they have also contributed to the high assembly standards and heightened quality awareness.