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BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke. The motorrad division takes care of the wo wheeler business and spread over every continent through their dedicated dealerships. The brand started earlier but made their first motorcycle in 1923. They first used flat twin layout for their engine and that can now be seen through 1200 series bikes available in India.
Motorcycle production by BMW is limited to Berlin, Germany while engine plants are situated in China, Taiwan and Austria. Indian brand TVS manufactures G310 series for BMW in India. Exports for these models are handled by BMW. This one rivals KTM 390 series worldwide.
BMW Motorrad has divided the lineup in such a way that every engine option is used for getting multiple types of motorcycles. Indian market currently has R, S and K series of bikes on sale. K is a tourer series with six-cylinder engine while S comes with four cylinder engine.
R series uses traditional twin cylinder engine from BMW. K1600GTL and K1600B is 158HP at 7750 rpm and 175 Nm at 5250 rpm. The engine claims more than 200 kmph of top speed and performs extremely well under all conditions. K1600GTL is their flagship model for India.
BMW S1000RR is their flagship racer with 999cc, four cylinder engine producing 199HP at 13500 rpm and 113 Nm at 10,500 rpm. The engine also comes in different tunes for naked as well as adventure variant. R1200R is an entry level BMW model with huge 1170cc, twin cylinder engine producing 125 HP and 125 Nm of torque.
This one is best suited for those who ride a bike everyday. Position for riding is relaxed while high torque availability guarantees smooth riding experience on both streets and highway. Limited number of dealerships is a big problem for BMW and they may plan expansion soon after bringing few more products.