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 upcoming TVS Akula 310 has been spotted in production guise ahead of its launch in July 2017. Sharing underpinnings with BMW G310, built jointly by TVS and BMW Mottarad, it will be the first model from TVS in the 300cc segment. TVS had showcased the fully-faired bike in concept form at the last year’s Auto Expo, where it raked in rave reviews for its carbon fibre body work. The production ready model, recently caught on camera gives insight on the changes made to the bike. It is expected that Akula 310 will retain the fairing from the concept version. In front, it features twin-projector lights with LED DRLs and an air scoop, placed under the headlamps. Other dynamics such as the large screen in front shields the flow of wind and the well-placed handle-bars offer a relaxed riding position. At the back, it gets stylishly designed taillamps with LED units.
The bike shares some of the cues such as the 17-inch wheels, upside down front forks, exhaust unit etc with its German cousin BMW G310R. Power on the fully faired bike will come from the 313cc, BS IV compliant engine. This is the same unit that will power BMW G310R and G 310GS models. In terms of output, the engine will develop 34bhp at 9500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 7500rpm.
Set for launch in the coming months, the fully-faired bike may get a new nameplate. Though, there is no conformation on the same from TVS, but reports in media suggest that it may carry Apache 310 badge. In India, the fully-faired 300cc bike will take on the likes of KTM 390 Duke, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R3.
While we still await an official announcement from TVS on the launch of TVS Akula 310, but it is expected that TVS may launch the bike in India in July.
|Minimum||Rs 1.50 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.80 lakh|
With Akula 310, TVS will make inroads in the 300cc segment. To cut on production cost the bike will be manufactured at TVS’ Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu. This will help TVS achieve aggressive pricing for the fully-faired bike. Besides, the production version will miss out on several features including the pro camera mount at rear showcased on the concept model etc. With the cost saving measures, the bike is likely to be priced 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|
The new Akula 310 will source power from the 310cc, single cylinder, fuel injected engine tuned to put out 34bhp at 9500rpm and 28Nm of torque 7500rpm. This unit will also be seen in other upcoming models including BMW G310R streetfighter and G 310GS sports bike. BMW on the other hand may calibrate these engines to produce more power. As per claims, the bike will come with high rev peak capability and will use a six-speed gearbox for transmitting power.
|City||25kmpl – 28kmpl|
Powered by the 313cc, single cylinder fuel injected engine sourced from BMW, the fully faired bike is likely to return decent fuel economy. In city conditions, expect the bike to deliver between 25kmpl to 28 kmpl and on highways, it could return up to 35kmpl. Read More About – TVS X21 Concept | TVS Apache RTR 200 4V | New TVS Victor
Interestingly, the new TVS high-performance bike has been designed with inputs from the company’s factory race drivers under the umbrella of TVS Motor Company and BMW Motarrad JV. TVS says that the Akula 310 concept racer pays a tribute to TVS Racing’s 33 years of dominant race heritage. Featuring racing bike traits, the production version of the bike will look as aggressive as the original concept.
This machine will be high on performance, thanks to its highly stiff space frame chassis, lots of lightweight carbon fibre components and an aluminium sub-frame. However, the production-ready model will miss out on carbon fibre components. The cast alloy swing arm further enhances its handling and ride experience. It also maintains the bike’s dynamics control, and provides flexibility to rider.
The aerodynamic efficiency comes from the dorsal fin and heat management gills placed under the seat and in the body frame respectively. It will get the same twin LED projector headlamps. ABS is likely to be offered as standard and the Pirelli tyres could be offered as an optional.
The bike also comes equipped with on board gyro cameras, a full-digital speedometer and a steering damper for extra stability. The USD forks and radial callipers take care of suspension duties of the bike. With characteristic shape and design, the TVS Akula 310 looks like a shark.
• Highly-stiff space frame chassis
• Lightweight carbon fibre components
• Aluminium sub-frame
• Cast alloy swing arm
• High aerodynamic efficiency
• Dorsal fin and heat management gills
• On board gyro cameras
• Full-digital speedometer
• Steering damper
• USD forks
• Radial callipers
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.