All-new TVS Apache RTR 300 will be the company’s first full-faired motorcycle co-developed with TVS’s racing division.
TVS Apache RTR 300 will share its platform, engine and components with the BMW G310 R.
TVS, the homegrown automaker will finally enter into the 300cc segment with its first fully faired sportsbike, Akula 310. Media reports suggest that the bike will be called TVS Apache RTR 300. While the company is yet to make an official announcement, images of the production spec model have appeared online, giving some insights on the changes expected on the bike. Based on the Akula 310 concept, the fully-faired motorcycle has been co-developed with TVS’s racing division. This motorcycle is built on BMW-TVS alliance platform, which also underpins the BMW G310R.
The production-spec Apache RTR 300 comes equipped with new dual headlamps, split seat and clip-on handlebars. Unlike the concept version, it lacks carbon fibre bodywork and features a slightly toned down design. The bike will also get ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). It features up-side down forks at front which have been finished in golden yellow colour. Powering the motorcycle is a 313cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that also powers the BMW G 310 R. Mated to a six-speed gearbox, the engine will be calibrated to deliver slightly changed power and torque output.
Upon its launch, the full-faired sportbike will take on the likes of KTM Duke 390, Yamaha R3 and other 300cc models. TVS will manufacture the bike at its production facility in Hosur, therefore expect a competitive pricing for the sportbike.
TVS is yet to reveal the exact launch date of this fully-faired motorcycle. However, media reports suggest that the Apache RTR 300 could be launched in July 2017. As a reminder, the bike was first revealed as Akula 310 concept model at the 2016 Auto Expo. Along with a new nameplate, the bike will inherit several styling changes’.
|Minimum||Rs 1.80 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 2 lakh|
The new Apache 300 will be developed at TVS’ production unit in Hosur, which will help the company to price it aggressively. To be positioned above RTR 200 4V, the bike is being touted as the entry-level model in the 300cc segment. It is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 1.80 lakh to Rs 2 lakh. Read More About – TVS Apache RTR 200 4V | New TVS Victor
|Engine||313cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder water-cooled|
|Power||33.4bhp @ 9,500rpm|
|Torque||28Nm @ 7,500rpm|
Besides sharing platform, the new Apache 300 will also use the same 313cc single-cylinder engine that also powers the BMW G310R. However, this engine could be tuned to offer slightly different output. The 4-stroke, water-cooled engine is capable of producing 34bhp of power at 9,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed gearbox. The motorcycle should attain a top speed of around 155-165kmph. Also Read – TVS X21 Concept – All You Need To Know
|City||25kmpl – 28kmpl|
In terms of fuel efficiency, the entry level 300cc bike from TVS will be impressive with mileage figures estimated at 36kmpl. While this is an estimated figure, concrete details will be revealed post launch.
The production-spec model retains most of the styling bits from the concept version. However, design has been slightly toned down to make it road legal. The carbon fibre bodywork seen on the concept has been replaced by a cost-friendly alternative finished in matte black. Upfront is a split headlamps with LED daytime running lights and projector units. The split seat, digital instrument console, a tall windscreen and LED indicators are also likely to be a part of the kit. It will also come with clip-on handlebar and a side-mounted muffler reminiscent of the G310 R. What stands out is the distinctly shaped taillamp at rear with LED units.
In line with its sportbike character, the upside-down forks get golden yellow finish. The 41mm units are likely to be borrowed from the BMW G310 R. Other details revealed from the latest spy shot include new 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels that are expected to be wrapped with a 110-section tyre in front and a 150 section tyre at rear. The front disc brake spotted with an ABS ring implies presence of anti-lock-brakes on the bike.
– Split headlamps
-110-section front and 150-section rear tyres
– New 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels
– Disc brake with ABS
– Upside down front forks
-Digital instrument console
TVS Apache RTR 300 has been designed on the Akula 310 concept, which is a tribute to TVS Racing’s 33 years racing heritage. It will be TVS’s first fully-faired motorcycle co-developed with TVS’s racing division. The bike will share its platform, engine and several components with the upcoming BMW G310R.