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.
TVS Akula 310, the much-awaited sportbike from the homegrown automaker, will soon go on sale in the Indian market. This fully-faired motorcycle is currently in testing phase, and has already been snapped testing multiple times in the country. If reports are to be believed, the motorcycle is all set to enter into production line. First showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo last year, this new TVS bike received a commendable response from visitors that encouraged the manufacturer fast-track its production than the original plan.
The Akula 310 is based on the BMW G310R platform, which will be BMW’s most affordable naked streetfighter in India. It will be powered by a liquid-cooled 313cc single-cylinder petrol engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Developed by BMW, this engine is good for 34bhp of power and 28Nm of torque. The concept was equipped with adjustable suspension and a steering damper to stress on its track focus. These features are not likely to be offered on the production-ready model. Once launched, the TVS Akula 310 will gun up against the KTM 390 Duke, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R3.
Featuring radical styling, the Akula 310 attracted young motorcycle enthusiasts across the country. This fully faired unit also shows TVS growing technical capabilities. Once launched, the Akula will be the most powerful and fastest bike from TVS Motor Company. In the named, the word Akula is derived from Russia where it means shark.
TVS Motor Company has already confirmed that the production version of the Akula 310 will be launched in the first hald of this year. Sources suggest that the bike could be launched in Q2, 2017. We will update you as soon as TVS announces its launch details.
|Minimum||Rs 1.50 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.80 lakh|
In order to keep the production costs low and price it aggressively, TVS will manufacture this sport motorcycle at its Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu. Adding to it, the production ready model will miss out on several features like carbon fibre exhaust can, adjustable forks and a go-pro camera mount at the rear. These features are offered on the concept model showcased at Auto Expo 2016. Prices of this new TVS bike are likely to fall around Rs. 1.50 lakh – Rs. 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Engine||313cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, water-cooled|
|Max Power||33.4bhp @ 9,500rpm|
|Max Torque||28Nm @ 7,500rpm|
Power for the new Akula 310 comes from the 310cc, single-cylinder motor that churns out a maximum power output of 34bhp at 9,500rpm as against 28Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Manufactured by BMW, this engine will also power the BMW G310R streetfighter and G 310GS adventure sport motorcycles. However, TVS might tune this engine to offer more power. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox. For the record, TVS claims that the Akula will come with a high rev peak capability.
|City||25kmpl – 28kmpl|
The new fully-faired motorcycle is likely to offer decent fuel efficiency in both city and highway riding. We expect the bike to return around 25 to 28kmpl in city and about 35kmpl during highway cruising. Read More About – TVS X21 Concept | TVS Apache RTR 200 4V | New TVS Victor
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 is 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