TVS Akula 310 has been designed with inputs from the company’s factory race drivers.
"TVS Akula 310 concept racer is a tribute to TVS Racing's 33 years of dominant race heritage", says company's statement.
The TVS Akula 310 is readying for its launch sometime in the month of July. While the recent sightings of the bike gave a peek into the changes on the production model, it is believed that the bike is likely to receive a new badge ‘Apache 310’ in addition to the cosmetic changes over the prototype. The concept version, showcased last year at the 2016 Auto Expo was a tribute to the TVS Racing. One of the highly-anticipated models in the segment, it is not only credited to be the first 300cc bike from TVS, but it is also the first fully-faired bike from the company. With the production version caught on camera lately, we now have concrete details on the model which seems to have received new elements and features. Among the several changes, the bike is expected to get ABS on the front wheel, exhaust canister from the BMW G310R, sportier golden yellow paint on the upside down front forks and LED units on the headlamps and DRLs.
The spotted model was seen sporting matte black paint and stylishly designed taillamps at the rear. Another change that makes it road focused vehicle is the positioning of the clip on that is now placed higher. Up front, there is a wind screen that will act as a shield to rider. Additionally, it gets a new pillion seat and the race-spec exhaust has been replaced by the conventional end can. The carbon fibre body work on the concept form was missing in the production-spec model, instead, it gets a more conventional option. However, the aluminium trellis sub frame is expected to be retained. For power, the fully-faired bike will use the 313cc, single cylinder unit mated to a six-speed gearbox for transmitting power.
The bike was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo last year as a commemorative concept to TVS’ racing history. Since then, the bike has been caught on camera several times, giving inkling of the exterior elements and new features. With the production version spied for the first time in undisguised form, the launch seems imminent in the coming months. While we still await an official confirmation from TVS, but it is expected that Akula 310 could launch in July.
|Minimum||Rs 1.50 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.80 lakh|
The Akula 310 will be TVS’ foray model in the 300cc segment and fully-faired space. It will be manufactured at the company’s production unit located in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. This will indeed benefit Akula 310 in terms of pricing. Other factors that will aide cost cutting is the absence of features like pro camera mount at rear and few others. It is however expected that the Akula 310 price will fall between Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh.
|Engine||313cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, water-cooled|
|Max Power||33.4bhp @ 9,500rpm|
|Max Torque||28Nm @ 7,500rpm|
Power on the new Akula 310 will come from the 313cc, single cylinder, fuel injected engine tuned to develop 34bhp of maximum power at 9500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 7500rpm. The 313cc unit has been borrowed from the upcoming BMW G310R streetfighter and G 310GS models. While Akula will share the engine with BMW models, the power figures will vary on the BMW models. Mated to a six-speed gearbox, the fully-faired bike will come with high rev peak capability.
|City||25kmpl – 28kmpl|
Deriving power from the 313cc, single cylinder engine with fuel injection technology, the Akula 310 is expected to return decent fuel economy. The estimated mileage in city conditions is rated at 25 to 28kmpl opposed to the 35kmpl on highways. Read More About – TVS X21 Concept | TVS Apache RTR 200 4V | New TVS Victor
The highly-anticipated Akula 310 has been designed with inputs from TVS’ race drivers that come under TVS Motor Company and BMW Motarrad JV. As mentioned in the beginning, the concept version of the bike was a tribute to the company’s racing history that date back to 33 years. While the production version carries over most of the bits from the concept version but TVS has added and remove some of the elements for a more aggressive look.
Built on the highly stiff space frame chassis the high-performance bike misses out on the carbon fibre body work seen on the concept version, though the aluminium sub-frame has been retained. The cast alloy swing arm on the bike not only aide handling but it also enhances ride quality. In addition to the above-mentioned elements, the bike will also get twin headlamps and daytime running lights with LED units. There will be a tall windscreen in front that will act as a protection shield to the rider during wind bursts. The golden yellow paint on the upside down front forks adds to the sporty flair. Other bits like the exhaust canister have been borrowed from the BMW G310R, built jointly by TVS and BMW. The raised positioning of the clip on in turn works in the favour of the bike, making it more road focused.
-Highly-stiff space frame chassis
-Lightweight carbon fibre components
-Cast alloy swing arm
-High aerodynamic efficiency
-Dorsal fin and heat management gills
-On board gyro cameras
– Radial callipers
-ABS on front wheel
-Optional Pirelli Tyres
-Devil shaped taillights
In the 300cc bike fully-faired bike segment, the Akula 310 will take on the likes of KTM 390 Duke, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R3.
TVS Motor Company's first 300cc motorcycle - Akula 310/Apache RTR300 - surely looks attractive and will offer decent power. The production model will share its architecture with the BMW G310R.