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 home-grown bikemaker, will soon arrive in the Indian market. 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 fully-faired sportbike has already been snapped testing multiple times in the country.
Speaking to media, TVS Motor’s CFO S G Murali said, “We will launch the first product from TVS-BMW tie up by February or March 2017. As a reminder, BMW will launch the much-awaited BMW G310R naked streetfighter in India during April 2017. Once launched, the TVS Akula 310 will gun up against the KTM 390 Duke, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R3.
TVS Motor Company has already confirmed that the production-ready version of the Akula 310 will go on sale in the first half of this year. Media reports suggest that the bike could be launched in February or March 2017.
|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. 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|
At the heart of the TVS Akula 310 is the same 313cc, single-cylinder motor that powers the TVS BMW G310R. This powertrain is capable of churning out a peak power of 34bhp at 9,500rpm against 28Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. For transmitting power to the wheels is 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 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 Motorrad association. The company says that the TVS 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. 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.
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
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