TVS Akula 310 (Apache RR 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.
Available in two colours and single version, the new Apache RR 310 is one of the fastest motorcycles in its league. It is developed on a lighter and flexible trellis frame chassis that also underpins the BMW G310R. The production of the motorcycle has already been commenced at the company’s Hosur based platform. Just to jog your memory, the Akula 310 broke cover in its concept avatar at the 2016 Auto Expo.
The TVS Akula 310 (Apache RR 310) is the first 300cc bike from the Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer. Some of the key highlights in the motorcycle is 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 motorcycle is available in two paint jobs – Matte Black and Red. Upfront is a tall wind screen that act as a shield to rider. The carbon fibre work on the concept is not offered on the production model, instead it gets a more conventional option. Powering the motorcycle is a 313cc, single-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed gearbox, which sends the power to the rear wheel.
|Delhi||Rs 2.05 lakh|
TVS forays into the 300cc space and fully-faired bike segment with the Akula 310 based motorcycle – Apache RR 310. The bikemaker’s Hosur-based manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu will be the production hub of the bike. The new motorcycle is priced at Rs 2.05 lakh, which makes it 30,000 cheaper than the KTM RC 390.
|Engine||313cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, water-cooled|
|Max Power||34bhp @ 9,700rpm|
|Max Torque||27.3Nm @ 7,500rpm|
The new Akula 310 based motorcycle derives its power from the 313cc, single cylinder, fuel injected engine that also powers the upcoming BMW G310R streetfighter and G 310GS motorcycles. On the Akula, this motor churns out a top power of 34bhp at 9700rpm and 27.3Nm of torque at 7500rpm. Paired to a six-speed gearbox, the fully faired motorcycles come with high rev peak capability.
It is also the fastest TVS bike in the country. It is claimed to hit 0-60kmph in just 2.93 seconds and 0-100kmph in 7.17 seconds. The motorcycle attains a top speed of 160kmph.
|City||25kmpl – 28kmpl|
Power source for the bike is the 313cc, single cylinder engine, which is benefited with fuel injection technology. TVS hasn’t revealed the engine details of the bike. The estimated mileage in city conditions is rated at 25 to 28kmpl opposed to the 35kmpl on highways. Read About – TVS X21 Concept
Designed with inputs from TVS’ race drivers that come under TVS Motor Company and BMW Motarrad joint venture, the Akula 310 pays homage to the company 33 years racing history. While the production-ready version retains most of the design and styling elements from its concept avatar, TVS has added and remove some of the features for a more aggressive look. The new TVS fully-faired bike is based on the highly stiff space frame chassis and aluminium sub-frame. Though, the production model misses out on the carbon fibre body work that we have seen on the concept version.
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 also gets twin headlamps and daytime running lights with LED units. There is a tall windscrseen 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
TVS Akula 310 Competition
In the 300cc bike fully-faired bike segment, the Akula 310 will take head-to-head against the KTM RC 390 , 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.